A program about women's work in American. This program contains portions of two speak-outs held recently in New York City, one of women office workers (see BC1717) and one on women's work (possibly BC1722). The program was produced by Bonnie Bellow and Brett Harvey, with special assistance from Judy Sherman, Nanette Rainote, and Susan Sheftel, and technical production by Peter Zanger. Speakers include: 1. Unidentified woman tells story of working in dry cleaning business beginning 42 years ago. (2 min.); 2. Woman who ran away from home, became a worker in stockyards where she attended young Communist league meetings. Talks about dangers of industry. (5 min.); 3. Black woman from North Carolina houseworker paid $3.50 per week. Came to New York in 1948. Became a sleep-in girl for $40 a week. No security as houseworker. (5 min.); 4. Laundry worker. (3 min.); 5. Asian woman paid $1.00 an hour as a garment factory worker. (2 min.); 6. Stockyard worker (2 min.); 7. Garment factory worker who complained about doing same job of men and earned less $44.00 week. Special thanks to Studs Terkel for the loan of some of the taped interviews used in his book "Working" (Pantheon), and thanks to Alice and Staughton Lynd for the loan of material from their book "Rank and file".
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.