Virtual Book Talk: Working 9-5: A Women's Movement, a Labor Union and the Iconic Movie- with author Ellen Cassedy

Please join us in welcoming author and activist Ellen Cassedy to this virtual book talk hosted by Alice Embree. There will be time for Q & A after the presentation.

Wednesday, September 14
7:00 - 9:00 pm
"A must-read for any activist or reader in search for a piece of inspiration." —Liz Shuler, president, AFL-CIO 
9 to 5 wasn't just a comic film—it was a movement built by Ellen Cassedy and her friends. Ten office workers in Boston started out sitting in a circle and sharing the problems they encountered on the job. In a few short years, they had built a nationwide movement that united people of diverse races, classes, and ages. They took on the corporate titans. They leafleted and filed lawsuits and started a woman-led union. They won millions of dollars in back pay and helped make sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination illegal.The women office workers who rose up to win rights and respect on the job transformed workplaces throughout America. And along the way came Dolly Parton's toe-tapping song and a hit movie inspired by their work.
Working 9 to 5 is a lively, informative, firsthand account packed with practical organizing lore that will embolden anyone striving for fair treatment.


Ellen Cassedy was a founder of the 9 to 5 organization in 1973. She is the coauthor of 9 to 5: The Working Woman's Guide to Office Survival (with Karen Nussbaum) and The 9 to 5 Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment (with Ellen Bravo). Cassedy is a former columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, was a speechwriter in the Clinton administration, and has contributed to Huffington Post, Redbook, Woman's Day, Hadassah, Philadelphia Inquirer, and other publications. She lives in New York City.


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Topic: Ellen Cassedy: Working 9-5
Time: Sep 14, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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5501 North Lamar #A-105
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Working 9 to 5: A Women's Movement, a Labor Union, and the Iconic Movie By Ellen Cassedy, Jane Fonda (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Ellen Cassedy, Jane Fonda (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781641608220
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Published: Chicago Review Press - September 6th, 2022