9to5: The Story of a Movement(2020)

Directors : Steven Bognar,Julia Reichert

Synopsis:

In the early 1970s, a group of secretaries in Boston decided that they had suffered in silence long enough. They started fighting back, creating a movement to force changes in their workplaces. This movement became national, and is a largely forgotten story of U.S. twentieth century history. It encapsulates a unique intersection of the women’s movement with the labor movement. The awareness these secretaries brought to bear on women’s work reverberates even today. Clericals were the low-wage workers of their era. America now confronts the growing reality of deep income inequality. The stories and strategies of these bold, creative women resonates in contemporary America.

Our View:

Timely and important, this doc reminds us that movements can create change, and that they need continuous attention to keep moving forward.

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