This half-hour documentary focuses on a dual theme: the increasingly internationalized manufacturing strategy of multinational corporations, especially in Mexico and Hong Kong, and their equally strategic employment of women, both here and in the Third World. Explores why they often hire women, especially minority women, and what working conditions are like for women working on these assembly lines, both here and in the Third World. Highlights the booming American electronics industry. Produced for International Women's Day, 1981, by Mary Sinclair and Maggie Geddes. Engineered by Susan Elisabeth. BROADCAST: KPFA, 8 Mar. 1981.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.