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Rights, not roses : unions and the rise of working-class feminism, 1945-80 / Dennis A. Deslippe.

By: Deslippe, Dennis.
Material type: TextTextSeries: The working class in American history: Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2000Description: x, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0252025199 (acid-free paper); 9780252025198 (acid-free paper); 0252068343 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780252068348 (pbk. : acid-free paper).Subject(s): Women labor union members -- United States | Equal pay for equal work -- United States | Sex discrimination against women -- United States | Sex discrimination in employment -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Rights, not roses.DDC classification: 331.4/78/0973 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
Beyond the doldrums : postwar organized labor and "women's issues," 1945-63 -- Prospects for equality : union women, equal pay legislation, and national politics, 1945-63 -- The roots of discontent : gender relations in the United Packinghouse Workers, 1945-63 -- Accounting for equality : gender relations in the International Union of Electrical Workers, 1945-63 -- Organized labor, national politics, and gender equality, 1964-75 -- Rank-and-file militancy in the service of anti-equality : Title VII and the United Packinghouse Workers, 1964-75 -- "A genuine good faith effort" : women and equal employment opportunity in the International Union of Electrical Workers, 1964-80 -- Conclusion : from equality to equity.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-252) and index.

Beyond the doldrums : postwar organized labor and "women's issues," 1945-63 -- Prospects for equality : union women, equal pay legislation, and national politics, 1945-63 -- The roots of discontent : gender relations in the United Packinghouse Workers, 1945-63 -- Accounting for equality : gender relations in the International Union of Electrical Workers, 1945-63 -- Organized labor, national politics, and gender equality, 1964-75 -- Rank-and-file militancy in the service of anti-equality : Title VII and the United Packinghouse Workers, 1964-75 -- "A genuine good faith effort" : women and equal employment opportunity in the International Union of Electrical Workers, 1964-80 -- Conclusion : from equality to equity.

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Based on Deslippe's PhD dissertation, this book offers labor and women's historians a thoughtful and balanced analysis of gender issues in industrial unions. Specifically, Deslippe (Australian National Univ.) examines how and why AFL-CIO unions came to support the Equal Pay Act and in so doing, to reject protective legislation. More importantly, this book analyzes the very different responses of two unions, the "confrontationalist" United Packinghouse Workers of America and the "accommodationist" International Union of Electrical Workers, to the opportunities presented by Title VII. Explicit comparison permits the author to assess the relative roles played by circumstances particular to the union and the industry. This volume builds on Nancy Gabin's outstanding Feminism in the Labor Movement: Women and the United Auto Workers, 1935-1975 (CH, Mar'91) and would be an excellent addition to labor and women's history collections, upper-division undergraduate through professional. D. Lindstrom; University of Wisconsin--Madison

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