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The Sex of class: women transforming American labor

Author: Cobble, Dorothy Sue Publisher: ILR, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 327 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0801489431Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Sex of Class Women Transforming American Labor Contents Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction Dorothy Sue Cobble vii ix 1 Part I. Women's Inequalities and Public Policy 1. Increasing Class Disparities among Women and the Politics of Gender Equity Leslie McCall 2. More than Raising the Floor: The Persistence of Gender Inequalities in the Low-Wage Labor Market Vicky Lovell, Heidi Hartmann, and Misha Werschkul 13 15 35 Part II. Unions and Sexuel Politics 3. Two Worlds of Unionism: Women and the New Labor Movement Ruth Milkman 4. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Challenge to American Labor Gerald Hunt and Monica Bielski Boris 59 63 81 5. Sex Discrimination as Collective Harm Marion Crain Part III. Labor's Work and Family Agenda 6. Changing Work, Changing People: A Conversation with Union Organizers at Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center Lydia Savage 7. Unions Fight for Work and Family Policies--Not for Women Only Netsy Firestein and Nicola Dones 99 117 119 140 Part IV. Organizing Women's Work 8. Working Women's Insurgent Consciousness Karen Nussbaum 9. "We Were the Invisible Workforce": Unionizing Home Care Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein 10. Expanding Labor's Vision: The Challenges of Workfare and Welfare Organizing Vanessa Tait 11. Worker Centers and Immigrant Women Janice Fine 155 159 177 194 211 Part V. Local-Global Connections 12. Female Immigrant Workers and the Law: Limits and Opportunities Maria L. Ontiveros 13. Women Crossing Borders to Organize Katie Quan 14. Representing Informai Economy Workers: Emerging Global Strategies and Their Lessons for North American Unions Leah F Vosko References About the Contributors Index 231 235 253 272 293 313 317

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