This report is on the recent and unprecedented organization of household workers, and includes interviews recorded during the 2nd National Committee on Household Employment (NCHE) conference held in New York (ca. October 1972). At the conference, six hundred household workers met to hear speeches from the likes of Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm. There are nearly 1.5 million household workers, 97% of whom are women and 2/3 of whom are Black. The conference included the announcement of the formation of the Household Technicians of America. Interviewees include Edith Sloan, Executive Director and Josephine "Jo" Hulett, organizer for NCHE. Other interviewees are unnamed household workers. This program was part of a series called "The Household Worker" broadcast on WBAI during the month of December 1972 (according to WBAI December 1972 folio). Produced by Nanette Rainone and Bonnie Bellow.
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.