Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For — And Wiin — An Unprecedented Raise : Goats and Soda : NPR
They were earning a little less than $3.50 a day. Then their bonus was cut. They didn’t trust their union to stand up for them. So they had only one choice.
“We gathered our courage and succeeded,” she says. “It’s men who ruled for the last four generations. It’s men who ran the unions. For so long, it’s only men. That’s why we women came together.”