Events & Author Appearances

Working 9 to 5
Meet the Author: Ellen Cassedy
Boston City Hall Pavilion, 1 City Hall Square, Boston , MA 02203 (map it)
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 4:00pm

Join author Ellen Cassedy for a reception honoring the 50th Anniversary of the 9to5 movement at the Boston City Hall Pavilion in Boston, MA.

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Working 9 to 5
Working 9 to 5 ›
By Ellen Cassedy, Foreword by Jane Fonda


Published Sep 2022

<b>&quot;A must-read for any activist or reader in search for a piece of inspiration.&quot;</b> —Liz Shuler, president, AFL-CIO<br /><br /><strong><em>9 to 5</em> wasn’t just a comic film—it was a movement built by Ellen Cassedy and her friends.</strong><br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><strong><em>Working 9 to 5</em></strong><strong> is a lively, informative, firsthand account </strong><strong>packed with practical organizing lore that will embolden anyone striving for fair treatment.</strong>