Workbook, reports, and proceedings of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Industrial Assembly of the Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Industrial Division delegates meet to discuss issues faced by the women in their group, vote on matters of national importance, adopt resolutions, and vote on social and political actions. The theme for the assembly and the coming three years is "We have a job to do for peace." Under this emphasis, the first session of the assembly concerns work in the labor movement, citizenship and political participation, and the YWCA industrial girl's role in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Following the return of men from World War II, many women are faced with unemployment due to replacement or decreases in manufacturing and the assembly discusses how to face this problem. In addition, fair labor standards and practices are discussed and recommendations are made on how to address deficiencies through political and social action. Cooperation with other parts of the YWCA and other organizations has also become important to the Industrial Assembly and various relationships are discussed.
Women in the labor movement
World War, 1939-1945
Discrimination in employment
Cost and standard of living
Labor laws and legislation
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Conventions, seventeenth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 37