ERIC Number: ED340647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Union Initiatives in Dealing with Family Problems. Revised.
Cook, Alice H.
The numbers of women entering the workforce have steadily risen since the mid 1950s. The nature of the family unit has correspondingly changed; the family in which the man was the husband and breadwinner and the woman was wife and mother devoted full time to home and family is a rarity. The attempt on the part of working family members to accommodate the demands of both work and family has given rise to a broad range of problems. This paper surveys the efforts undertaken by labor unions to respond to these problems, including: child and elder care, health care, transportation, access to community services, alternative work schedules, vacations and leaves for both parents, and choice, according to changing need, among a variety of employee benefit plans. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A