Timeline for WSMALA Women and Labor in Los Angeles 1960-1998
“From Protest to Policy: Women’s Social Movement Activities in Los Angeles, 1960-1999,” a multi-year research project by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, examined the how grassroots advocacy has shaped gender-related public policy in the arts, employment, healthcare, and higher education through an analysis of local women’s groups in Los Angeles between 1960 and 1999. During this period, women’s community groups organized around gender-based problems their members encountered in their lives, their families, and their neighborhoods. The following timeline represents the key events surrounding this community activism and advocacy in the area of women’s labor and worker’s rights in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. This timeline also includes key events in federal legislation regarding labor and worker’s rights in the United States.