ERIC Number: ED204424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Bargaining for Equality. A Guide to Legal and Collective Bargaining Solutions for Workplace Problems that Particularly Affect Women.
Popkin, Mary; Ross, Diane
This is a guide to legal and collective bargaining solutions for workplace problems that particularly affect women. The first section of the guide presents a survey of legal remedies for discrimination including information on: (1) Title VII; (2) Equal Pay Act; (3) Executive Order 11246; (4) Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and (5) State Fair Employment Practice laws. In section two topics covered include: (1) organizing a union; (2) duplicating the law in union contracts; (3) mandatory baroaining subjects; and (4) use of current contracts to fiqht discrimination. The third section discusses women's dual roles, touching on: (1) maternity benefits and rights of pregnant workers; (2) child care; (3) overtime work; (4) flexible work hours; and (5) part time work and job sharinq. Section four discusses: (1) affirmative action; (2) hiring and promoting women into nontraditional jobs; (3) on the job training and employer paid education; (4) low seniority of newly hired and promoted women; (5) wages; and (6) pensions. The fifth section reviews methods of attacking sexist practices in the workplace, especially sexual harrassment. In the final section techniques for helping unions to fight for women are outlined. A list of resources and a glossary are appended. (APM)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Legislation, Collective Bargaining, Employed Women, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Flexible Working Hours, Labor Legislation, Nontraditional Occupations, Sex Discrimination, State Legislation, Unions
Women's Labor Project, PO Box 6250, San Francisco, CA 94101 ($4.50; postage and handling $0.75).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared through the Women's Labor Project.