"Rights, not roses" : unions and the rise of working-class feminism, 1945-80
Explores how unionized wage-earning women led the struggle to place women's employment rights on the national agenda, decisively influencing both the contemporary labor movement and second-wave feminism. This title unravels a complex history of how labor leaders accommodated and resisted working women's demands for change.
Print Book, English, 2000
Univ. of Illinois Press, Urbana, 2000
x, 259 Seiten.
9780252025198, 9780252068348, 0252025199, 0252068343
Acknowledgements ix Introduction 1 1. Beyond the Doldrums: Postwar Organized Labor and "Women's Issues," 1945-63 11 2. Prospects for Equality: Union Women, Equal Pay Legislation, and National Politics, 1945-63 11 3. The Roots of Discontent: Gender Relations in the United Packinghouse Workers, 1945-63 43 4. Accounting for Equality: Gender Relations in the International Union of Electrical Workers, 1945-63 89 5. Organized Labor, National Politics, and Gender Equality, 1964-75 114 6. Rank-and-File Militancy in the Service of Anti-Equality: Title VII and the United Packinghouse Workers, 1963-75 146 7. "A Genuine Good Faith Effort": Women and Equal Employment Opportunity in the International Union of Electrical Workers, 1964-80 166 Conclusion: From Equality to Equity 191 Notes 197 Index 253Illustrations follow page 88