This section of
the on-line archive contains articles and documents about DARE(Direct
Action for Rights in Employment) and the janitresses case, CWLU writings
on equal employment, and female labor questions.
tell ya about being a woman lawyer... from Womankind
(1971) The challenge of being a woman lawyer in the days when they were
still considered an oddity.
Women Get Together from Womankind (1971) A report from
an AFL-CIO women's conference held in Wisconsin.
Think from Womankind (1971) The life of a secretary
as told from the point of view of a CWLU member.
Smith, Take a Memo from Womankind (1971) The intensely
sexist world of clerical work as told by an insider.
Up from Womankind (1972.) A first person account from
a City Hall janitress about her fight against race and gender discrimination.
and the City Hall Janitresses from Womankind (1972) An
account of DARE's work to help end discrimination against the Chicago
City Hall janitresses.
Press Release on Gender Discrimination (1972) A press statement
from Chicago NOW on gender discrimination in Chicago's City Hall.
Press Release Challenging the City Budget (1972) A press statement
from DARE(Direct Action for Rights in Employment) challenging the gender
discrimination in Chicago's city budget.
Being a Waitress from Womankind (1972) An experienced
waitress explains what it is like to serve your food. Not always an
Output=Their Income fromWomankind (1972) Life for the
women of one small Northside Chicago factory.
DARE Press Release Announcing Susie Bates' Filing of Gender Discrimination
Charges (1973) Announcement of a press conference with Susie
Bates who was challenging the City of Chicago's discriminatory employment
practices. Bates was a a leader of the City Hall Janitress campaign.
DARE Analysis of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)
(1974) A report from the founding convention of CLUW.
Chicago Alderman Charge Discrimination in City Employment (1975)
A press release from 5 independent aldermen that substantiated charges
of employment discrimination by the City of Chicago.
Role of Government Agencies in Gaining Equal Rights for Women
(undated but from the early 1970's) A paper written by DARE about the
uses and limitations of anti-discrimination laws and government enforcement
Pay for Equal Work (undated but from the early 1970's) A DARE
questionnaire about issues related to the grassroots organizing of working