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America's Working Women by
Call Number: HD6095 .A662 1995
Publication Date: 1995-06-01
Spanning the years from 1600 to the present, selections from diaries, popular magazines, historical works, oral histories, letters, songs, poetry, and fiction show women's creativity in supporting themselves, their families, and organizations or associations.
Bound by Our Constitution: Women, Workers, and the Minimum Wage by
Publication Date: 1994-01-01
What difference does a written constitution make to public policy? How have women workers fared in a nation bound by constitutional principles, compared with those not covered by formal, written guarantees of fair procedure or equitable outcome? To investigate these questions, Vivien Hart traces the evolution of minimum wage policies in the United States and Britain from their common origins in women's politics around 1900 to their divergent outcomes in our day.
Civilizing Capitalism by
Publication Date: 2000-04-17
Offering fresh insights into the history of labor policy, the New Deal, feminism, and southern politics, Landon Storrs examines the New Deal era of the National Consumers' League, one of the most influential reform organizations of the early twentieth century. Founded in 1899 by affluent women concerned about the exploitation of women wage earners, the National Consumers' League used a strategy of "ethical consumption" to spark a successful movement for state laws to reduce hours and establish minimum wages for women.
Doing Justice, Doing Gender by
Call Number: HV9950 .M3 2007
Publication Date: 2006-11-07
Martin and Jurik provide a clear body of evidence illuminating the gendered nature of criminal justice occupations. Of the multitude of feminist works on this topic, this is one of the best analyses available. Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations is a highly readable, sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections.
Equality on Trial by
Publication Date: 2016-06-01
In 1964, as part of its landmark Civil Rights Act, Congress outlawed workplace discrimination on the basis of such personal attributes as sex, race, and religion. This provision, known as Title VII, laid a new legal foundation for women's rights at work. Though President Kennedy and other lawmakers expressed high hopes for Title VII, early attempts to enforce it were inconsistent. In the absence of a consensus definition of sex equality in the law or society, Title VII's practical meaning was far from certain. The first history to foreground Title VII's sex provision, Equality on Trial examines how the law's initial promise inspired a generation of Americans to dispatch expansive notions of sex equality.
From Marriage to the Market by
Call Number: HD6095 .T49 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-22
A social transformation of profound proportions has been unfolding over the second half of the twentieth century as women have turned from household work to wages as the key source of their livelihood. This timely study, a broad comparative analysis of African American women's and white women's changing relationships to home and work over the past forty years, at last provides a wide-ranging overview of how this shift is influencing the shape of families and the American economy.
Call Number: HD6072.2.U5 L36 2019
Publication Date: 2019-01-22
Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America.
A Mouthful of Rivets by
Call Number: HD6095 .W62 1994
Publication Date: 1994-10-11
A Mouthful of Rivets is the oral history of the women who took part in World War II on the homefront. In more than one hundred interviews, Nancy Baker Wise and Christy Wise create a textured portrait of the challenges and triumphs these powerful women experienced. Each woman vividly describes how she overcame discrimination, harassment, emotional and physical challenges, and inadequate training to successfully meet the needs of defense production while bringing the American economy to its height.
Out of the Sweatshop by
Call Number: HD6515.C5 O8
Publication Date: 1977-05-01
The story of an industry from 1833 to present, written by the people who fought for a union, as well as those who opposed it. Using newspaper and magazine stories, personal accounts and histories, it reflects the views of both workers and bosses, of judges, presidents, sociologists, and journalists.
Sex and the Office by
Publication Date: 2012-04-17
In this engaging book--the first to historicize our understanding of sexual harassment in the workplace--Julie Berebitsky explores how Americans' attitudes toward sexuality and gender in the office have changed since the 1860s, when women first took jobs as clerks in the U.S. Treasury office.
With These Hands by
Call Number: HQ1419 .J39
Publication Date: 1993-01-01
Although millions of women in the United States have worked on the land,With These Hands is the first history of their work. This collection begins with the agricultural work of Native American women, and traces to the eighties their experience as well as that of Euro-American, Hispanic, Black, and Asian women who have struggled to remain on the land.
Women, War, and Work by
Call Number: HD6095 .G72
Publication Date: 1980-12-23
In this fine, scholarly work detailed case studies document the complexities and ambiguities of the status of women industrial workers in World War I. Professor Greenwald's determination to see the larger picture and see it whole makes her book equally valuable to those interested in the history of labor, in social and reform history, and in the history of women.
Women, Work, and Protest by
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
As paid work becomes increasingly central in women's lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best of the new feminist scholarship in twentieth-century U.S. women's labor history. Fourteen original essays illuminate the complex relationship between gender, consciousness and working-class activism, and deepen historical understanding of the contradictory legacy of trade unionism for women workers.
Women and the American Labor Movement by
Call Number: HD6079.2.U5 F65 1979
Publication Date: 1979-10-01
An account of the efforts of women to improve their working conditions, often in the face of hostility from employers and the public and the indifference of the male-dominated trade unions, discussing these efforts against the background of the major social, political, and economic events in American history
United States gender pay gap by state in 2016. Data from US Department of Labor Highlights of women’s earnings in 2016 pg. 53-55. This map shows women's earnings as a percentage of men's based on median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers in 2016.
Black Women Changing the Tides
During trying times like the one we’re experiencing now, people push back against the changing tides, and often, black women represent those changing tides. All leaders have challenges and obstacles that they must overcome to lead effectively, but for black women leading legacy organizations in philanthropy, those challenges are unique.
Clara Lemlick: a strike leader's diary
On November 22, 1909, New York City garment workers gathered at Cooper Union to discuss pay cuts, unsafe working conditions and other grievances. After two hours of indecisive speeches by male union leaders, a young Jewish woman strode down the aisle and demanded the floor. Speaking in Yiddish, she passionately urged her coworkers to go out on strike. Clara Lemlich, a flegling union organizer, thus launched the 'Uprising of the 20,000', when, two days later, garment workers walked out of shops all over the city
Contemporary Reel Women
The first director to tell a story on the screen...The highest paid director in the silent days...The pioneer of socially conscious films.The first editor to receive solo screen credit...All Were Women. Based on the groundbreaking edition, Reel Women: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS, by Ally Acker, JODIE FOSTER takes us on a sweeping journey that looks at the remarkable achievements of female filmmakers from 1896 into the 21st century who transformed the way we look at movies.
Lesley Stahl reports on women in the construction industry and how they're treated.
Kate's on the Case
When Kate Warne first applied for a position at the Pinkerton Detective Agency, she was laughed at. Still, she persevered and soon became America’s first female detective. During her time at the agency, she uncovered a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln during a trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore.
The baskets of the Pomo Indian women of northern California are recognized worldwide for their exquisite appearance, dazzling range of technique, fineness of weave, and diversity of form and use. This remarkable documentary provides an in-depth introduction to the history, culture, and basketweaving traditions of Pomo women
Wake Up America
The nation is in love with progress, and innovations include steamboats, the Erie Canal, and the first railroads. The Industrial Revolution brings Americans new leisure and personal freedom -- but there is a dark side to the story for factory workers and women.
When Women are in Charge
What would have happened if Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters? Would the American investment company have gone under in the same way? If women had been in charge, would they have made the same mistakes? There is obviously no answer to this question, but the irony underlying it is present in the minds of some women in positions of power.
Women on the Web
Begins with profiling some successful women on the web today. Other topics include a brief history of women in computing, gender differences in response to the technology, the departure of women from academic computing in the mid-80s, and how to attract women to the field in the future.
Coalition of Labor Union Women
The Coalition of Labor Union Women is America's only national organization for union women. Formed in 1974, CLUW is a nonpartisan organization within the union movement. The primary mission of CLUW is to unify all union women in a viable organization to determine our common problems and concerns and to develop action programs within the framework of our unions to deal effectively with our objectives.
Highlights of Women's Earnings 2018
This is the source of the data used by AFL-CIO, updated to 2018. There are many charts on gender and ethnicity.
National Committee on Pay Equity
The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), founded in 1979, is a coalition of women's and civil rights organizations; labor unions; religious, professional, legal, and educational associations, commissions on women, state and local pay equity coalitions and individuals working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity.
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Founded in 2007, NDWA works for respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color.
National Museum of American History: Sweatshops
Fierce competition among contractors for work and immigrants’ desperate need for employment kept wages down and hours up. As miserable as this work was, however, it provided many new arrivals a transition into American society and a more prosperous future for themselves and their families.
Women's Bureau: U.S. Dept of Labor
The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women, to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families, and to promote quality work environments.