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9to5 Virtual Movie Screening
To celebrate the many accomplishments of so many unsung union women, we will be hosting a viewing and discussion of the documentary 9to5: The Story of a Movement tomorrow, March 30 at 6pm through Zoom. Before the hit song or film, 9to5 was an inspiring movement for equality that encapsulated the spirit of both the women’s and labor movements of the 1970s. When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was doing more than just shining a light on the fate of American working women. Parton was singing the true story of a movement that started with 9to5, a group of Boston secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment—but their unconventional approach attracted the press and shamed their bosses into change. Featuring interviews with 9to5’s founders, as well as actor and activist Jane Fonda, 9to5: The Story of a Movement is the previously untold story of the fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace.
This event is free and open to anyone who wants to learn more about and bring light to the vital importance of women in the labor movement. It is sponsored by SEIU/1199, the Ohio AFL-CIO, CWA District 4, Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), Ohio Federation of Teachers, IUE-CWA, UAW Region 2-B and the Women of Steel. The viewing and discussion will go from 6pm – 8pm on March 30th and you can register here.
We encourage moms and dads to view with your kids, especially young women and girls, so they can see themselves as future leaders in our great movement. This will be an opportunity to not just learn about the stories of other women, but a safe place where we can share our stories, make new friends in the movement, discuss how women can find opportunities to be leaders and learn about CLUW. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you on March 30 at 6pm as we ensure the history of women, as well as the future of women in the movement, becomes more accessible to all.