Presentation on theme: "Those laws which elevate mankind Command us to enlarge our minds To cultivate our mental powers, And thus endow these minds of ours Time."— Presentation transcript:
Those laws which elevate mankind Command us to enlarge our minds To cultivate our mental powers, And thus endow these minds of ours Time for this is all we claim Time we struggle to obtain Then in the name of freedom rise Nor Rest till we obtain the prize
At one time they tell us that our free institutions are based upon the virtue and intelligence of the American people, and the influence of the mother, form and mould the man—and the next breath, that the way to make the mothers of the next generation virtuous is to enclose them within the brick walls of a cotton mill from twelve and half to thirteen and a half hours per day. How is it about the intelligence?”
Petition signed by 2000 operatives: We the undersigned peaceable, industrious and hardworking men and women of Lowell confined in unhealthy apartments exposed to the poisonous contagion of air…debarred from proper Physical Exercise, Mental Discipline, and Mastication cruelly limited and thereby hastening us on through pain, disease and privation, down to a premature grave, pray the legislature to institute a ten-hour working day in all the factories of the state.”
The general right to contract …is part of the liberty of the individual protected by the 14 th amendment to the Federal Constitution; yet it is equally well settled that this liberty is not absolute…and that a state may …restrict in many respects the individual’s power of contract. From the SC decision in Muller v Oregon (1908)
I should be a traitor to these poor burned bodies: Schneiderman
Wage Gap 1968 (start of women’s movement= 59% 1979 (a decade later)= 62% (after another 25 years) = 81% – And then it started to widen again 2012: 77%.
20 of Fortune 500 CEOs are women 10. Meg Whitman - Hewlett-Packard 19. Ginni Rometty – IBM 28. Patricia Woertz - Archer Daniels Midland 41. Indra Nooyi – PepsiCo 45. Angela Braly – WellPoint 50. Irene Rosenfeld - Kraft Foods 72. Ellen Kullman – DuPont 125. Carol Meyrowitz – TJX 127. Ursula Burns – Xerox 234. Sheri McCoy - Avon Products 250. Deanna Mulligan - Guardian Life Ins. Of America 266. Debra Reed - Sempra Energy 334. Denise Morrison - Campbell Soup 390. Ilene Gordon – Ingredion 396. Heather Bresch – Mylan 451. Kathleen Mazzarella - Graybar Electric 464. Maggie Wilderotter - Frontier Communications 465. Gracia Martore - Gannett ( 483. Marissa Mayer – Yahoo 499. Beth Mooney - Key Corp