With the coming of Labor Day this year thought it would be good to re-post this article from the first edition of Pathways in spring 2017. It’s about the 9to5 movement for gender equality in the workplace—and the wit, strength, and organization of the movement in Ohio. The Ohio movement led to significant changes for women in the office labor force here in Ohio and contributed to lasting change at the national level. 


When The American Film Institute revealed its full slate of films being presented for the AFI Docs 2020 Film Festival, they help up “American Factory” Oscar winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar and their newest film, “9to5: The Story of a Movement.”

Ohio Humanities provided early critical funding to “9to5: The Story of a Movement,” which chronicles the 1970s movement for gender equality in the workplace. The documentary was a featured film at the American Film Institute’s AFI Docs 2020 Film Festival, which took place digitally this year.

The first issue of Pathways magazine (SP2017) featured an article on the 9to5 movement in Ohio, which played an important role in the national movement for workplace equality.

Read the full article.

Photo: CathyTombow of Cleveland Women Working gives attorney Donald McCann carrots as a prize for the “Pettiest Office Procedure,” August 24, 1977.

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