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The World of women"s trade unionism comparative historical essays

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English


  • Women labor union members -- History

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Norbert C. Soldon.
SeriesContributions in women"s studies,, no. 52
ContributionsSoldon, Norbert C.
LC ClassificationsHD6079 .W67 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p. ;
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2841902M
ISBN 100313227926
LC Control Number84003800

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  The Making of Women Trade Unionists. DOI link for The Making of Women Trade Unionists. The Making of Women Trade Unionists bookCited by: Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The Trade Union Woman. The Trade Union Woman. By Alice Henry. No cover image. The Trade Union Woman. that means another revolution in the world of thought, and it gives to life a fresh meaning. No one has, as it appears to me, placed such emphasis upon this as has Henri Bergson. IV- The Women's. Note: Channel 1 contains lecture and channel 2 contains music at the beginning and end of lecture, as in original ption: Ellen Rosser Smith speaks about how the history of exploitation of women in the workplace, such as wage disparity and working conditions, led to the unionization of women workers. She discusses the role of the Daughters of Freemen, Susan B. Anthony, and. Although it is hard to gauge the extent of women's participation, they definitely played an active part in the general unions of the s and the Chartist Movement and formed their own lodges. This chapter gives an account of the women's participation in the general Scottish trade unions. The majority of the half-million Scottish working women were confined to a limited range of jobs.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software An illustration of two photographs. The history of trade unionism Item Preview remove-circle. Two new chapters discuss the advances made since the mids when the book was first published, and there is a new foreword by Frances O’Grady, the first woman general secretary of the British TUC. Boston is extremely detailed in recounting the history of women workers’ influence (or lack of it) within the labour movement. The Sheffield Workers' Committee Rank and file trade unionism during the First World War by Edd Mustill This pamphlet describes the development and activity of the Sheffield Workers' Committee (SWC), an unofficial trade union organisation which came into existence in the city during the First World War. Today, women trade union members outnumber men and the average British trade unionist is a young, degree-educated, white, professional woman. Yet trade unions are struggling to shake off their image as the representatives of white, working-class and blue-collar men with the large proportion of women members not always reflected in branch.

  The History Of Trade Unionism book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the o /5(8). The Women's Trade Union League (WTUL) (–) was a U.S. organization of both working class and more well-off women to support the efforts of women to organize labor unions and to eliminate sweatshop conditions. The WTUL played an important role in supporting the massive strikes in the first two decades of the twentieth century that established the International Ladies' Garment Workers. The broad aim of this book was to explore the making of women’s trade union participation within the context of the existing gender democracy deficit (Cockburn ). The study sought to understand how women’s trade union participation is shaped by their experiences of three interlocking social institutions – family, work and unions. ‘Sarah Boston’s classic study of women workers and trade unions from the s to the present is an exhilarating and essential history for those who want to understand the economic conditions in which we live today. The book is peopled with pioneer factory and homeworkers, shop assistants and clerical workers who led shopfloor struggles.