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Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. and labor issues in the United States. Letters to political representatives and official statements of the YWCA of the U.S.A. concerning migrant labor in the United Sates document their position in support of or opposition to legislation. For women in the workforce, the YWCA of the U.S.A. advocates for equal pay, labor standards and opportunity. The report "Women in the 60's: Their job world" is an overview of a conference discussion the outlook for working women in the sixties and labor issues that still need attention. Another conference addresses the needs of women in industry and trades. Additional documents include an article on working women and a statement on labor standards and the status of women in the workforce.
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Labor, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.