I will pay for the following article Women Joining Labor Unions. The work is to be 5 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. The idea of working was not at all new to women. The lower- class and minority women had always worked. However, there was a culture of white middle-class men in the workforce and women stayed home. People of America were against the idea of women working due to the high unemployment rate during the Depression years.
Also, because of high unemployment during the Depression, most people were against women working because they saw it as women taking jobs from unemployed men. These ideas were challenged as America entered the war. There was a great need for labors to meet the growing demand for the war equipment. They agreed to let women work in the factories on a temporary basis. United States Government faced more problems when it was time to recruit women into the labor force. The women’s response to the call for work was not satisfactory.
It was then that government decided to instigate a propaganda movement to sell the significance of women efforts for war to entice them into working. A fictional character of “Rosie the Riveter” was promoted as an ideal woman worker who was efficient, loyal and patriotic. A song was also composed by the name, “Rosie the Riveter”, which became very popular. Eventually, there were many “Rosies” playing their parts in the war and assisting the country in every way they could. (Beaton)
Initially, the main influence for women to work was patriotism but in the end, economic incentives convinced ht e women to work. Once they started working work, they also discovered the non-monetary benefits of working such as proving themselves in workplaces that were once reserved for men only, learning new skills, and also contributing to the public good. .