It’s Labor Day here in the US. What better day to interview that most famous icon of workers.
Rosie, you burst onto the scene on Memorial Day in 1943 and have since become one of the most famous of all workers.
Yes, that’s right. Norman Rockwell portrayed me as a manufacturing worker, but it was the song – and a short film that today you’d call a music video – that made me a household name. It was a catchy little tune and the films showed women at work in jobs traditionally held by men. The captions said that were more efficient. That was probably the propaganda of the day, but I think it was true. I am pleased to (more…)