from Chris Vaughan's study on The History of Labor at Stanford, 1969-1996.

Another point of interest in Chris Vaughan's 2006 senior thesis, illustrates how needs and sensitivities change over time. An organizing campaign of mostly women Office Staff Organizing Committee in 1979-1981 published their objectives or demands, as "Ten Rights" of office workers:

  • 1. The right to respect as women and as office workers.
  • 2. The right to comprehensive, written job descriptions specifying the nature of all duties expected of the employee.
  • 3. The right to detailed descriptions specifying compensation terms, conditions and benefits of employment.
  • 4. The right to compensation for work not included in our job descriptions.
  • 5. The right to choose whether to do the personal work of employers (typing personal letter, serving coffee, running out for lunch).
  • 6. The right to maternity benefits and to having pregnancy and other gynelogical conditions treated as temporary medical disabilities.
  • 7. The right to equal access to promotion opportunities and on-the-job training programs.
  • 8. The freedom to choose ones [sic] lifesytle [sic] and to participate in on-the-job
  • organizing or outside activities which do not detract from the execution of assigned tasks.
  • 9. The right to written and systematic grievance procedures.