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How secretaries organized and changed the workplace for women

Feb 11, 2021
The 9to5 movement started with the feeling of being invisible as a woman office worker, says co-founder Karen Nussbaum.
"We had to carve out our own space both in the women's movement and the labor movement," said Karen Nussbaum, co-founder of the 9to5 movement.
Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University

Inside 9to5, the movement for women's workplace rights

Feb 11, 2021
A new documentary tells the story of the women's labor movement behind the iconic movie.
9to5 Cleveland holds an action in protest of National City Bank.
Steve Cagan

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Two-thirds of people in advanced economies are poorer than their parents

Jan 20, 2021
A McKinsey report points to accelerating inequality in the U.S. and elsewhere.
"We found that two-thirds of people living in the advanced economies had seen their incomes stagnate in the decade between 2005 and 2015," says James Manyika, chairman and director of the McKinsey Global Institute.
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Why rich people tend to think they deserve their money

Jan 19, 2021
A psychology experiment using a rigged Monopoly game reveals how inequality replicates itself.
A psychology experiment using a rigged Monopoly game reveals how inequality replicates itself.
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