By Ian Thompson in Daily Republic: Solano County's New Source
When Kay Morrison first walked to the union hall to get a job working at the Kaiser Shipyards in mid-1942, she was greeted by the sign in the window that read “No Women or Blacks Wanted.”
By Chris Bulfinch , Coin World Published : 04/20/19
In early spring, legislation introduced in the 116th Congress included several bills proposing gold medals honoring military and wartime heroes.
The Mexican pilots of Escuadron 201, Rosie the Riveter, and soldiers who defended Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines during World War II were advanced for honors.
By Community Contributor in Daily Republic: Solano County's New Source
The Peña Adobe Historical Society will host members from the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park at the Peña Adobe Park in Vacaville, on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is located in Vacaville at Peña Adobe Road off Interstate 80 to the left of Lagoon Valley Regional Park’s entrance.
The Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park was established in Richmond, California in 2000. This National Park tells the story of the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond which produced 747 ships during World War II with the largest number of people in the history of our country working at war jobs out of a sense of patriotic duty. During World War II six million women entered the workforce and became known as “Rosie the Riveter”. Her “We Can Do It” motto came to symbolize all women workers.
You can now donate your old car, truck, or other vehicle to Rosie the Riveter Trust through CARS.
The process is easy and takes less than an hour. CARS will send a tow truck to pick up your vehicle, most are picked up within 72 hours. It is all free and tax deductible!
To donate your vehicle to Rosie the Riveter or get more information, click here.
If you live in the Portland, Orgeon area, be sure to check out IBEW Local 48 in the Grand Floral Parade on June 8th.
There will be Rosies galore!
For more inforamtion, check out Local 48's Facebook page here.
March is Women’s History Month. On last year’s Equal Pay Day, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson tweeted that, on average, American women must work 15 months to earn what men earn in a year. “At Kaiser Permanente, we are committed to ensuring equity in pay,” he wrote.
But the struggle for equal pay for equal work started long ago. One of its watershed moments was the World War II home front — and much of that took place in the Kaiser defense industries.