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Women And The Labor Movement: An Interview With Linda Chavez-Thompson, Pam Henderson, Susan Woods Mar 1999

Women And The Labor Movement: An Interview With Linda Chavez-Thompson, Pam Henderson, Susan Woods

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[Excerpt] Linda Chavez-Thompson is the executive vice-president of the AFL-CIO and the highest ranking elected woman officer in the labor federation's I IO-year history. She rose from the organizing ranks of The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees to achieve a distinguished career as a national labor leader and representative of public-sector employees. A second generation Mexican-American, her work life began at age ten laboring with her parents, ten-hour days at thirty cents an hour: in the cotton fields of West Texas. Before assuming one of the three highest leadership positions within the AFL-CIO, she directed AFSCME ...