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Rose Schneiderman Named to Prison Labor Board

Rose Schneiderman, prominent Jewish social worker and labor leader and president of the Women’s Trade Union League, was yesterday appointed by Governor Roosevelt a member of a special committee to take up the subject of prison labor. This committee will work with the official Prison Commission.

Miss Schneiderman, who was one of the leading workers in the United Cloth Hat & Cap Makers’ Union of America, has been active in the labor movement since 1906 when she was vice-president of the Women’s Trade Union League. She helped lead the shirt-makers’ strike of 1909-1910. Miss Schneiderman has been active in international women’s affairs and helped organize the Labor Party of New York in 1920. In the same year she was the Farmer-Labor Party’s candidate for the United States Senate in New York.