Social Security: Information & Updates
On March 4, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Frances Perkins to be Secretary of Labor.
This nomination was the first instance of a woman being appointed to a Cabinet position, a position she held for twelve years, longer than any other Secretary of Labor.
As Secretary of Labor she played a key role writing New Deal legislation, including minimum wage laws. However, her most i...
March 04, 2015 - 11:48am