ERIC Number: ED364740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Women and Unions: Forging a Partnership.
Cobble, Dorothy Sue, Ed.
This book contains the views of 40 contributors on women and unions, organized into 15 chapters on six topics: Closing the Wage Gap; Meeting Family Needs; Temporary and Part-Time Work: Opportunity or Danger?; Homework; Developing a Realistic Approach; New Directions in Organizing and Representing Women; and Female Leadership and Union Cultures: Feminizing the Labor Movement? Chapter titles and authors are as follows: "Introduction: Remaking Unions for the New Majority" (Cubble); "Unions and the Gender Wage Gap" (Hallock); "Roundtable on Pay Equity and Affirmative Action" (Hartmann, Ross, Steinberg, Bergmann, Padia); "Unions, Hard Hats, and Women Workers" (O'Farrell, Moore); Comments by Kim, Johnson, and Donald; "Family Policy: A Union Approach" (Cowell); "Bargaining for Work and Family Benefits" (York); Comments by Miller and Cook; "Union Responses to the Contingent Work Force" (Engberg); "Social Policy and Part-Time Work: Lessons from Western Europe" (duRivage, Jacobs); Comments by Martella and Nulty; "Organization or Prohibition: A Historical Perspective on Trade Unions and Homework" (Boris); "Clerical Homeworkers: Are They Organizable?" (Gerson); "Reevaluating Union Policy toward White-Collar Home-based Work" (Christensen); Comments by Herochik and Chamot; "Organizing Immigrant Women in New York's Chinatown: An Interview with Katie Quan" (Milkman); "Gender Differences in Grievance Processing and the Implications for Rethinking Shopfloor Practices" (Gwartney-Gibbs, Lach); "Organizing and Representing Clerical Workers: The Harvard Model" (Hurd); Comments by Busman, Govea, Josephs, and Roberts; "Putting It All Together: The Dilemmas of Rank-and-File Union Leaders" (Roby, Uttal); "The Route to the Top: Female Union Leaders and Union Policy" (Gray); and Comments by Fellner, Harriford, Neddleman, and Lynch. The book also includes references for each part (a total of 590 references), information about the contributors, and an index. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Collective Bargaining, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Females, Labor Force, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Quality of Working Life, Union Members, Unions, Work Environment
ILR Press, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901 (hardcover: ISBN-0-8754-6-300-2; paperback: ISBN-0-87546-301-0).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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