Films and a Song

“9 to 5: The Story of a Movement” (2021 documentary by Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar) Streaming on Netflix and PBS.

“Still Working 9 to 5” (2022 documentary by Camille Hardman and Gary Lane) Streaming soon.

“9 to 5” (1980 Hollywood comedy starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton) Streaming widely.

“Working 9 to 5,” song by Dolly Parton.


Books and an Article

Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements, by Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon and Astrid Henry (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2014).

The Future We Need, by Erica Smiley and Sarita Gupta (ILR Press, 2022).

Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide, by Lane Windham (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor, by Steven Greenhouse (Penguin/Random House, 2020).

Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, by Susan Ware (Harvard University Press, 2019).

“The #MeToo Movement’s Roots in Women Workers’ Rights,” by Peter Dreier, Yes magazine, October 12, 2018.



9to5 national association of working women

Midwest Academy

AFL-CIO: America’s Unions