Women's Trade Union
Julia Bracken Wendt
National Women's Trade Union Seal
Pen and ink drawing on board
Gift of the National Women's
Trade Union League (54.13)
This seal, designed by Julia Bracken Wendt, features a woman
in armor with a shield marked "Victory" taking the hand of a mother
with babe in arms. Between them the sun rises on the goals of
the National Women's Trade Union League (NWTUL): "The Eight-Hour
Day. A Living Wage. To Guard the Home," while a factory looms
in the background. The NWTUL was formed in response to the lack
on interest of male unionists in the organization of women workers.
The NWTUL drafted guidelines for labor reform legislation, including
minimum wage and an eight-hour work day.