07/10/2012 12:07 pm ET

Joyce D. Miller, Breaker of Glass Ceilings, Dies at 84

Joyce D. Miller, an influential advocate for women who believed that equality for them in the workplace could be best achieved through labor unions, and who championed that cause when she broke into the male-dominated leadership of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., died last Saturday in Washington. She was 84.

The cause was a stroke, her son Joshua said.

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