Women and Unions: Forging a Partnership (signed)

Dorothy S. Cobble [ $19.99 ]

Fundamental economic and social transformations have catapulted women onto the front lines of social change. Women are the new proletariat worldwide and the contradictions women are articulating and experiencing now drive workplace reform. The needs if women workers will significantly inform the agenda of any successful labor movement of the future.

In this volume, more than forty scholars and activists consider how women and unions can best serve each other and themselves. They discuss ways to close the wage gap and to meet family needs. They explore both the opportunity and the danger of temporary and part-time work, and try to develop a realistic approach to homework. Finally they document new directions in organizing and representing women, and debate the implications of women moving into union leadership. 9”x6” 452p.

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