The NTEU and NUS are reviving Blue Stocking Week in 2012
Here at UOW, the NTEU, WUSA and WUPA are teaming up to bring you two events to help you to celebrate our own Blue Stockings and women’s rights to actively participate and organise in their workplaces. Everyone is welcome to attend these two FREE events.
What: Norma Rae (1979)
When: Thursday August 16 12.30-2.30 (Bring your lunch)
Hosted by: Karen Ford, NTEU UOW Branch Committee Member (General Staff)
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Plot: Norma Rae is a 1979 American drama film that tells the story of a factory worker from a small town in North Carolina, who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works. The film stars Sally Field in the titular role, Beau Bridges as Norma Rae's husband, Sonny, and Ron Leibman as union organizer Reuben Warshowsky.
The story is based on Crystal Lee Sutton's life as a textile worker in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, where the battle for the workers union took place against a J.P Stevens Textile mill. Her actual protest, in the mill, is the scene in the film where she writes the sign "UNION" and stands on her worktable until all machines are silent.
High Tea @ Out to Lunch
Join your colleagues from the NTEU and WUPA for High Tea and hear from our guest speakers on their Higher Education career experiences.
Where: Out to Lunch
When: Thursday August 16: 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Hosted by: NTEU and WUPA
Limited numbers - Bookings are essential.
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