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Book Launch: “High Voltage Women”

May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0

A compelling account of pioneering electrical tradeswomen whose fight for affirmative action and against job harassment changed their workplace, their union and their city. The Freedom Socialist Party is incredibly proud of the role played by our founder Clara Fraser and other members in an effort that began in the 1970s and continues today. The book shows how tradeswomen built alliances with men of colour, white male union members and office staff to change the culture of management abuse and life-threatening sexism and racism at Seattle City Light.

“A courageous read detailing the struggles that women of our industry experience.”
Sarah Tabone, member of Electrical Trades Union & ETU Women’s Committee

“Intriguing insight into the machinations of power. The women pioneers of the Electrical Trades Trainee program inspire women of colour, trade unionists and radicals everywhere.”
Barbara O’Neill, Aboriginal community worker born on Gadigal Country and member of the Australian Services Union

“High Voltage Women is a powerful example of how women win their workplace rights and how their involvement in working class struggle strengthens all of us.”
Amelia Taylor, Community and Public Sector Union delegate

Featuring a multi-media presentation and local unionist speakers

Snacks served. Drinks available from the bar.

Location: Electrical Trades Union, Level 1, 200 Arden Street, North Melbourne

Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women

High Voltage Women is published by Red Letter Press.
$25.00 – 224 pages
Order online! (Go to “Australian purchasers”)

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May 23, 2019
6:00 pm UTC+0
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Electrical Trades Union
200 Arden Street
North Melbourne, VIC Australia
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