Ellen Cassedy

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Ellen Cassedy was a founder of the 9 to 5 working women’s organization in 1973. Her new book, Working 9 to 5: A women’s movement, a labor union, and the iconic movie (Chicago Review Press, 2022, foreword by Jane Fonda), is a first-person account of how women office workers rose up to demand their rights beginning in the 1970’s. For classroom discussion questions, visit www.ellencassedy.com.

Working 9 to 5

by on August 2, 2022

Ever wonder if it’s safe to bring an artichoke to lunch when you’re trying to convince someone to speak up on the job? Want to know how a Tampax machine can help you make progress at the bargaining table? Did you hear what happened to the boss who ordered his secretary to sew up a hole in his pants while he was wearing them?

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