Members of the United Electrical Workers preparing for demonstration to force Westinghouse to provide equal pay for women, Pittsburgh, PA, 1946.
flipFlip to Members of the United Electrical Workers (CIO), participating in a nationwide strike, marching up the steps of the State Capitol to ask Governor Edward Martin for unemployment compensation, Harrisburg, PA, January 25, 1946.
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Equal Rights Movement Demonstration During the 1946 Strike. Two Men are Dressed in Tuxedos and Smoking Cigars, and Women are Holding Picket Signs.

Credit: UE News Photograph Collection, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

In 1946, striking electrical workers employed by Westinghouse in Pittsburgh used federal employment policies initiated by President Harry Truman to demand equal pay for women.

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