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Live wire : women and brotherhood in the electrical industry / Francine A. Moccio.

By: Moccio, Francine A, 1951-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (271 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781592137398; 1592137393; 1282272225; 9781282272224.Subject(s): Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- United States | Building trades -- Employees -- Labor unions -- United States | Sex discrimination against women -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Live wire.DDC classification: 331.4/862130973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Introduction: Getting Wired; Acknowledgments; 1. Brotherhood: The History; 2. A Closer Look at Local 3; 3. The Struggle to Become Electricians; 4. On the Electrical Construction Work Site: The Sexual Charge; 5. Race for the Brotherhood: The Ironies of Integration; 6. A Club of Her Own; Conclusion: Getting Women Down to the Job Site; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Notes; Selected References; Glossary; Index.
Summary: Sisters of The Brotherhood struggle for equality.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index.

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Contents; Introduction: Getting Wired; Acknowledgments; 1. Brotherhood: The History; 2. A Closer Look at Local 3; 3. The Struggle to Become Electricians; 4. On the Electrical Construction Work Site: The Sexual Charge; 5. Race for the Brotherhood: The Ironies of Integration; 6. A Club of Her Own; Conclusion: Getting Women Down to the Job Site; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Notes; Selected References; Glossary; Index.

Sisters of The Brotherhood struggle for equality.

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CHOICE Review

Moccio (Cornell Univ.) examines why there are so few women electricians, and why their male coworkers harass and haze those women in the trade. Women represent only 2 percent of the building trades after 30 years of trying to increase their representation. This volume provides an in-depth view of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Electrical Contractors' Association. The union is divided into locals, based on location, and then into divisions, based on specific occupations or trades. Divisions have social clubs organized by gender, ethnic, or religious lines. For her study, Moccio interviewed women workers in Local 3, based in New York City. She describes entry into the union and apprentice programs, and reports on how women are treated differently and worse than men. For example, a woman absent from work would be fired while a man in the same circumstances would be warned, and women are given more dangerous jobs than men, e.g., jobs on skyscraper construction. Moccio examines reasons for this unequal treatment and how the male work culture and patriarchal and paternalistic attitudes continue to hinder women's inclusion in skilled trade occupations. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, all levels of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, professionals. E. P. Hoffman emeritus, Western Michigan University

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<p> Francine A. Moccio is Director of the Institute for Women and Work, ILR School at Cornell University.</p>

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