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Book launch: "High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light"

  • Washington State Labor Council Building, Main Hall 321 16th Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98144 United States (map)

Description: Celebrate an important chapter of local labor history at this launch of a new book from Red Letter Press. "High Voltage Women" is the first account of the pioneering electrical tradeswomen whose fight, beginning in the 1970s, for affirmative action and against job harassment changed their work place, their union, and the city. Louis Walter, Business Manager of IBEW #77 says, "This amazing story gives hope and inspiration to women in every workplace."

Sponsors are: Labor Archives of Washington, Radical Women, Washington Women in Trades, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, and Seattle Silence Breakers. Speakers at the event are: author Ellie Belew, City Light groundbreaker Megan Cornish, and Labor Archives director Conor Casey. The event will include a no-host bar and refreshments for a $5-$10 donation. The book, priced at $20, may be ordered from

Cost: Free

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