On September 10, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) inducted the “Rosies” into their Labor Hall of Honor. The “Rosies”–represented by the iconic Rosie the Riveter–encompassed the women who worked as riveters, welders, and industrial workers during World War II.
Through their contribution to industries crucial to the war effort, such as manufacturing planes, tanks, guns, munitions, and supplies needed at home, an estimated 5 to 7 million women proved that they could do jobs that were often reserved for men and ensured that production of critical machinery and supplies met the demands of our nation’s military.
The Labor Hall of Honor induction highlighted the Rosies’ contributions to labor and freedom, as well as their inspiration for women’s advancement in the workforce. Read more about the “Rosies” here and watch the DOL’s induction video on YouTube here.