ILGWU labor organizer Min Matheson speaking to striking garment workers in Pittston, PA, circa 1958.
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Min Matheson with ILGWU strike workers.

Credit: Courtesy of the Luzerne County Historical Society

Before the late 1940s it was a common practice for women in Pittson, PA, to turn their signed ballots over to their husbands during elections. Min Matheson and other leaders of the ILGWU helped put an end to that practice, while working to transform the lives of women in the home and community, as well as the workplace.

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