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Title Broadside, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1973
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date February 1973
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Transcript Page 6 BROADSIDE February 1973 TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES REPRODUCTION Projects completed by the reproduction task force in 1972 include: a series of 12 articles concerning special health problems of women for the Black Hope newspaper; assistance in the production of an Abortion Tribunal at the University of Houston as part of a national day of retribution for crimes against women; a resulting television special concerning the Tribunal; and formation of a telephone referral service for female medical problems. Among the plans for 1973 are a woman's self-help clinic, designed to educate women concerning their bodies and a free abortion referral service to eliminate the need for payment to obtain abortion information. EDUCATION Recently reorganized, this task force will begin 1973 with two major projects. The first will be to change existing education codes to comply with the state Equal Legal Rights Amendment. As an example of existing inequities: boys do not receive credit for taking courses in home economics; girls do not receive credit for courses in shop. The task force also plans to lobby at the upcoming state convention of the Texas Educational Association for changes in regulations that discriminate against women and minorities. EMPLOYMENT The most visable action of the employment task force in 1972 was the unrelenting pressure it wielded against the Houston Chronicle as a result of that paper's policy of sex-segregated want-ads. The campaign began with a series of letters advising the paper of the discriminatory nature of these ads. When this failed to change policy, the task force then filed charges of sex- discrimination with the EEOC against the Chronicle and its advertisers. When this too, had little effect, the members of the task force, together with the members of Houston NOW, choose the symbolic date of August 26 to protest by means of a picket stationed in front of the Chronicle Building. Because the Chronicle has yet to remove its sex- segregated advertising, the employment task force will continue to work for change in 19 '3. A second major action of the task force in 1972 was to write numerous letters to local employers who are not in compliance with federal guidelines concerning sex discrimination. This task force also filed a successful discrimination complaint with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare against Rice University as a result of unfair hiring practices and a discriminatory quota system. The first major task force project for 1973 will involve investigating and, if necessary, filing charges of sex discrimination against the Houston Police Department. DAY CARE Bonnie Burnett is currently organizing a task force to deal with the problem of day care for children. The task force will begin meeting in March. However, anyone interested in participating should contact Bonnie during February, home 522-9114, office 526-4281, ext. 353. The initial project for the task force will be to assemble a file of existing child care facilities in Houston. The file will contain information as to location, price and quality of care. Anyone who has a child in any center in Houston, should call Bonnie with information regardless of whether you choose to participate in the task force. Future plans for the group include a campaign to get supermarkets and large shopping centers to provide child care facilities for their patrons. FUND RAISING Certainly one of the most important 1973 projects of the fund raising task force will be the Feminist Film Festival to be held at the University of Houston next month. (See article page one.) A second major fund raising effort is currently under way at the College of the Mainland. The fund raising task force is sponsoring a "Seminar On Contemporary Women" as part of the school's continuing adult education classes. Houston NOW will receive $400 for its sponsorship. Carol Weiner, Ph. D. historian, will discuss major influences on the lives of women in Western culture at the February 7 business meeting at the University of Houston. Dr. Weiner is currently teaching a course on "History of Women" at the U. of H., in addition to a history course at Texas Southern University. NOW WINS BACK PAY SETTLEMENT NOW has been instrumental in obtaining a back pay settlement totaling $548,000 awarded to 246 women employees of the G. C. Murphy Co. warehouse in McKeesport, Pa. A suit filed three years ago charged that Murphys had maintained separate seniority lists for men and women, divided work along sex lines, paid women less for equal work, and had separate insurance and pension plans for men and women in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Included in the suit was a claim for back pay to compensate the women for money lost because of discrimination. The case was ultimately settled in private negotiations between the company and employees Joanne Glus and Rose Adamcik. Because sex discrimination was eliminated by a new union contract negotiated by Teamsters Local 249 in 1971, the back-pay award was all that remained to be decided. Ms. Glus and Ms. Adamcik pursued their case against great odds and a news whiteout, with the local newspapers going so far as to refuse an advertisement they tried to run. The first hearing was put off for a year. During the spring of 1972, NOW became involved in the case. NOW members attended two public hearings to demonstrate their support and met with officials of the company and lawyers for both sides. Concerned about the "conspiracy of silence," NOW members distributed informational leaflets in front of Murphy's retail stores during shopping days near Easter and at the opening of a new Murphy's Mart. The support of NOW resulted in news coverage for the first time. Private negotiations then intensified and the suit was finally settled on the women's terms. THE SPOKESWOMAN, 5464 South Shore Dr. Chicago, 111. 60615, $7 a year.