Appealing to the Board
President Franklin D. Roosevelt set up the National War Labor Board in January 1942. The Board mediated wartime labor disputes and consisted of representatives from business, organized labor, and the public. Women asked the National War Labor Board that they be paid the same amount as men would be paid for the work they were doing. This special representative's report sets forth provisions respecting wage rates for women.
National Archives, Records of the National War Labor Board (World War II)