C. & N.W. R.R. Cloe Weaver, mother of four children, employed as a helper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa. She is learning to operate the turntable. Her husband works for a structural steel company, 1943 April
Today, more Black women are participating in the labor force and have seen their earnings increase over time. Black women are nearly twice as likely to be the sole breadwinner for their families. But, these women still face a stark wage gap and are more likely to work in lower paying occupations. Raising the minimum wage, ensuring equal pay, and expanding access to high-growth occupations with higher earnings will greatly impact the lives of Black women and their families.