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Category Archives: Rosie the Riveter History
I’m always on the lookout for Rosies, and this article comes from West Virginia, featuring Dot May (read below). For women working on the home front during World War II it was more about getting a good job than it was … Continue reading
The only time I’ve ever found myself wanting to be in Glendale Arizona (not offense to the fine folks of Arizona, but it’s a bit too hot for me during most of the summer) is NOW … well June 16-18 or … Continue reading
October 24, 201-5-2,096 women and girls came together dressed as Rosie the Riveters to raise awareness for the Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant campaign in Ypsilanti Michigan. They came from sixteen states, some from Canada, and there were even … Continue reading
Here’s one place to find a whole lotta Rosies! Congratulations to the folks at the Rosie the Riveter Trust for smashing the Guinness Record for most people dressed up as Rosie the Riveter in one place! Over 1,000 Rosies gathered … Continue reading
Helen Filak was one of the many Rosie the Riveters who worked in factories during World War II. Just out of high school, she worked as a welder at American Bridge in Pittsburgh for $1.20 an hour in 1943. “We were … Continue reading
The media keeps telling us that skilled workers are hard to find so it must be true. In this article, “Can’t find skilled workers? Try this American strategy from World War II” operations strategist Rebecca Morgan suggest that corporations implement … Continue reading
For the last week or so I’ve been reading oral history transcripts from Rosie the Riveters, listening to oral histories of Rosie the Riveters, and watching Bomb Girls on Netflix. And I’ve been reading about those women too: The Girls … Continue reading
I am often dismayed by how little progress we have made towards equality for women, then I run across something like this “What to tell your husband if he objects to your getting a war-time job” poster from WWII and … Continue reading
1943: 41% of welders at the Richmond Yards were women. 2015: 2% of welders in the U.S. are women. Note, “burners” cut metal (with a torch) rather than weld metal. At peak production in 1943 there were 90,000 employees … Continue reading