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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.
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