A documentary that takes a look at women's place in the paid labor force. Features audio of members of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union Local 2, protesting the mental and physical brutality of their work in San Francisco, July 1980, as well as interviews with San Francisco hotel maids describing their strenuous work conditions. Issues of racism and sexism in labor unions are also discussed. Also examines women office workers who criticize their workplace as a female job ghetto. Featured in the program are Joyce Maupin, Union Women's Alliance to Gain Equality (Union WAGE); Rita Boyle, Women Organized for Employment (WOE); Margaret Butz and Agnes Ramirez, Coalition for Labor Union Women (CLUW); Mary Ann Massenburg, former office worker and clerical organizer for District 65 of the United Auto Workers (UAW). Produced by Peggy Irene Bray, Maggie Geddes, and Karla Tonella.
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.