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Thursday, March 28, 1996

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  • Working Women

    Karen Nussbaum founded 9 to 5, the National Association of Working Women, in 1973. The organization represents women office workers. President Clinton appointed her to head the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor. Now, Nussbaum has left the Administration to head up a new Women’s Department of the AFL-CIO, the union’s attempt to reach out to women workers who make up an increasing number of temporary workers, workers in heavy industry, and workers forming unions. Also, Laura Flanders, head of the Women’s Bureau of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting will join the discussion and focus on how women’s work issues are covered in the media.

  • Working Women, continued

    The difficulties facing women in the workplace and discriminatory policies in the workplace against women are discussed.

  • The Anti-Nuclear Movement

    Next week, anti-nuclear activists from around the world will gather in Las Vegas and at the Nevada nuclear testing site to develop a cohesive plan to oppose moves by the nuclear industry on many fronts, including planned "subcritical" nuclear tests in Nevada, continued mining and proposed dumping of radioactive nuclear waste on indigenous lands.