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  • Wages for Housework. Photograph copy: Balloon. Celebrating the opening of NYC Wages for Housework office. Brooklyn, 288-B Eight Street. 15 November 1975. Deposited by Silvia Federici at MayDay Rooms, London, January 29, 2013.
  • Wages for Housework. We Want Love and Money. English/Spanish. Undated. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by Silvia Federici. 28 January 2013.
  • Tap Dance. Newspaper. Tap Dance 215 West 92nd, No13J New Yoprk, N.Y. 10025. Undated. Backpage 8. Deposited by Silvia Federici MayDay Rooms.
  • Women Speak Out. May Day Rally Toronto. Amazon Press, A Feminist Collective, Toronto, Canada. May 1, 1975. Front Cover. Pp 1-40. Deposited by Silvia Federici at MayDay Rooms, January 29, 2013.
  • Tap Dance. Newspaper. Tap Dance 215 West 92nd, No13J New York, N.Y. 10025. Undated. Cover 1 of 8 pages. Deposited by Silvia Federici MayDay Rooms.

Wages for Housework

The Wages for Housework campaign was launched in Padova at the International Feminist Conference of July 1972. Within two years it was holding its own international conference in Brooklyn, New York and issued a position statement: “Wages for Housework is the feminist perspective and therefore the class perspective.” Opening up both an exploration of the wage and presciently raising the issue of reproductive and affective labour, the Wages for Housework campaign maintained its momentum for the rest of the decade. The box of materials held by MayDay Rooms and kindly donated by Silvia Federici relate to the New York Wages For Housework collective and contain publications, posters, flyers, photographs, press cuttings and organisational documents. They span the period from the Padova Conference to the publication, in 1981, of the journal Tap Dance.

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