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first_imgBefore the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, there was 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women. Founded in 1972 by Ellen Cassedy and Karen Nussbaum, then clerical workers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the organization dedicated itself to putting issues faced by working women on the public agenda.Allison Elias, a graduate student in the University of Virginia’s Department of History, has delved deeply into the organizational papers of 9 to 5, which are housed at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute. During a lunchtime presentation in the library’s Radcliffe College Room on September 2, Elias discussed her research and her work-in-progress, “Gendering the Problems of Working Women: Clerical Workers, Labor Organizing, and Second-Wave Feminism.”Elias, a recipient of a Dissertation Support Grant from the Schlesinger, found extensive labor materials in the library’s archives, from 9 to 5 and other organizations and unions. Although 9 to 5 never functioned as a formal labor union—collective bargaining didn’t figure into its activities—the organization used publicity, affirmative action campaigns, conferences, and wage surveys to improve conditions for women employed in many public and private industries. They focused on areas as varied as pay concerns and health and safety in the workplace: In the 1980s, 9 to 5 even produced their own consumer report on video display terminals.The 9 to 5 name became so tied to women’s issues in the workplace that it even spawned a pop culture classic. Actress and activist Jane Fonda admired the cause and helped bring a lighthearted take on secretaries’ plights to the big screen: 9 to 5 was the highest-grossing comedy of 1980.In addition to the organizational records of 9 to 5, the Schlesinger Library is home to several other labor-related collections, including the organizational records of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers; the records of the Massachusetts History Workshop; and the papers of Jean Tepperman, author of Not Servants, Not Machines: Office Workers Speak Out! (Beacon Press, 1976). Elias dipped into all of these collections during her month-long visit to the library, her second research trip to the Radcliffe Institute campus.last_img read more


first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 385 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. A total of 45,594 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 484,196 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 9.4% positive rate and 16 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,448 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 203 cases and 22 deaths reported, Decatur County has a total of 243 positive cases and 32 deaths, Franklin County has 124 positive cases and 8 deaths and Ripley County has 112 positive cases and 7 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health.last_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse announced its complete 2018 regular season schedule Wednesday afternoon. The 22-game slate will begin in late January with three-straight home matches. The Orange are set to face 11 teams ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s top 50 last season.Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez were Syracuse’s top two performers in the Oracle/ITA Fall Championships earlier this year. Knutson, a junior, finished the fall season ranked No. 17 in the final singles rankings, the highest ranking of any player in Syracuse history. Ramirez, a sophomore, paired with Knutson as the No. 16 doubles partnership.SU finished 8-14 (5-9 Atlantic Coast) in 2017, suffering a first-round exit in the ACC Tournament at the hands of Louisville.Six of Syracuse’s first seven games will be played at its home court at Drumlins Country Club, including its season opener against Niagara on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. After its first seven games, SU will embark on a five-game road trip.The Orange will face four ACC teams in its first 12 games (Virginia, Boston College, Virginia Tech, North Carolina) before playing its final 10 matches against conference opponents. March is the busiest month for SU, with seven contests in 29 days.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBelow is Syracuse tennis’s full 2018 schedule (conference games in bold):Sunday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. — vs. NiagaraFriday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m. — vs. ColgateSunday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. — vs. ColumbiaSaturday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m. — at VirginiaFriday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. — vs. ConnecticutFriday, Feb. 16, 4 p.m. — vs. Boston CollegeSunday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. — vs. YaleSaturday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m. — at BrownSunday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. — at HarvardFriday, Mar. 2, 2 p.m. — at Virginia TechSunday, Mar. 4, 1 p.m. — at North CarolinaTuesday, Mar. 13, 9 a.m. — at Florida AtlanticFriday, Mar. 16, 1 p.m. — vs. ClemsonSunday, Mar. 18, 11 a.m. — vs. Wake ForestSunday, Mar. 25, 11 a.m. — vs. LouisvilleFriday, Mar. 30, 2 p.m. — at PittsburghSunday, Apr. 1, 11 a.m. — vs. Georgia TechFriday, Apr. 6, 3:30 p.m. — at Florida StateSunday, Apr. 8, 11 a.m. — at MiamiFriday, Apr. 13, 5 p.m. — vs. Duke Sunday, Apr. 15, 11 a.m. — vs. Notre DameSunday, Apr. 22, 11 a.m. — at North Carolina State Comments Published on December 21, 2017 at 9:02 pm Contact David: [email protected]last_img read more

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