Erika Seastrom, a member for 20 years of the Printers Union, describes her life working under terrible conditions in an almost entirely male trade. In the first part of this program, Seastrom discusses her start in the printing business, the sexism she confronted on the job, her attempts to join the union, and working conditions in New York City print shops. She reads an excerpt from her unpublished autobiography, "Dear brother Erika." In the second part of the program, Seastrom describes the working conditions in New York City print shops, the extreme health hazards to employees, and the way in which she was harassed by men because she wore a skirt to work. Produced by Bonnie Bellow, engineered by Peter Zanger. Contains sensitive language.
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