1930-1939 (Women)
1930
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

Rosina Tucker helps organize the first Black labor union - The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

1932
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

1932
Hattie Wyatt Caraway

Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas becomes the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

1933
Frances Perkins

Frances Perkins is appointed Secretary of Labor by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, making her the first female member of a presidential cabinet.

1936
Birth Control Dissemination Deregulated

Federal law prohibiting dissemination of contraceptive information thru mail is modified and birth control information no longer considered obscene.

1938
The Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) also known as the Fair Wage and Hour Law establishes a national minimum wage for men and women alike and sets maximum working hours.

1939
Luisa Morena

Guatemalan immigrant, Luisa Morena organizes El Congreso National del Pueblo de Habla Hispana (The National Congress of Spanish Speaking People). It is the first national effort to bring together Hispanic workers from diverse ethnic backgrounds.