One of the reasons this President is a failure is that he was a Social Organizer not a Social Worker. No Social Worker has become President. That Profession had a number of founders, not least Ms. Perkins, Jane Addams, and Edith Abbott. This President has trusted in the lawyers, and financiers to lead reform. Foolish thought.
Disclosure: both my father and sister were trained and practicing Social Workers.
So learn about the brains behind the NEW DEAL [and Eleanor Roosevelt also extremely important]:
|4th United States Secretary of Labor|
March 4, 1933 – June 30, 1945
|President||Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
|Preceded by||William N. Doak|
|Succeeded by||Lewis B. Schwellenbach|
|Born||April 10, 1880
|Died||May 14, 1965 (aged 85)
|Spouse(s)||Paul Caldwell Wilson|
|Alma mater||Mount Holyoke College
Frances Perkins (April 10, 1880  – May 14, 1965), born Fannie Coralie Perkins, was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold Ickes were the only original members of the Roosevelt cabinet who remained in offices for his entire presidency.
During her term as Secretary of Labor, Perkins championed many aspects of the New Deal, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration and its successor the Federal Works Agency, and the labor portion of the National Industrial Recovery Act. With The Social Security Act she established unemployment benefits, pensions for the many uncovered elderly Americans, and welfare for the poorest Americans. She pushed to reduce workplace accidents and helped craft laws against child labor. Through the Fair Labor Standards Act, she established the first minimum wage and overtime laws for American workers, and defined the standard 40-hour work week. She formed governmental policy for working with labor unions and helped to alleviate strikes by way of the United States Conciliation Service, Perkins resisted having American women be drafted to serve the military in World War II so that they could enter the civilian workforce in greatly expanded numbers.
 Early life and education