Author Talk - "Working 9 to 5" with Ellen Cassedy

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Join us in the Scott Room with author and public speaker Ellen Cassedy as she discusses her book Working 9 to 5: A Women's Movement, A Labor Union, And The Iconic Movie. Her book, a lively, humorous, and inspiring discussion of the fight for fair treatment in the workplace, helped inspire the film of the same name and Dolly Parton's classic song. Ellen was a founder and longtime leader of the original organization, 9 to 5, advocating for women's equal pay, participation, and leadership in the workplace.

About the book:

Starting out in Boston in 1973, the women of 9 to 5 built a nationwide feminist movement that united people of diverse races, classes, and ages. They took on the corporate titans. They leafleted, 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. When women rose up to win rights and respect at the office, they transformed workplaces throughout America. Along the way came Dolly Parton’s toe-tapping song and the movie inspired by their work.

Copies of Working 9 to 5 will be available for purchase and signing by Ellen after the presentation.