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Zoom: Working 9 to 5: A Women’s Movement, a Labor Union, and the Iconic Movie

September 5, 2023    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Oseh Shalom and Jews United for Justice-MD for a Zoom presentation by the co-founder of the National Association of Working Women 9 to 5.

Ellen Cassedy, will virtually present her book Working 9 to 5, a first-person account of the movement which launched in Boston. MA in 1973 with simple goals – better pay, more promotion opportunities, and an end to sexual harassment. Shortly thereafter, secretaries and other office workers were organizing across the country, and later became an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The movement was the inspiration for the hit movie with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as well as Dolly’s enduring anthem, 9 to 5. Ellen is a winner of the Grub Fox National Book Prize for Nonfiction, shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Fluent in Yiddish, she is also a periodic presenter at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Register for this special presentation onShulCloud using this link: 9 to 5 Registration.

Shulcloud Registration. You must register to get the zoom link.

The publisher, Chicago Review Press, is offering us a discount allowing us to order the book for $21,75 (Without the discount, it is $28.99 wherever books are sold).  The book makes a great gift for young and old, for their birthday or Chanukah or just for anyone looking for a dose of inspiration. 

To access the publisher’s order form, use the following link:


Discount code: WORKING25