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Sisters in the Brotherhoods free pdf Latour gives a fresh look at what is so often considered the domain of men by highlighting the achievements of New York tradeswomen. The author is well connected in union circles and will be able to get the word out through her work as a labour journalist."Sisters in the Brotherhoods" is an oral-history-based study of women who have, against considerable odds, broken the gender barrier to blue-collar employment in various trades in New York City beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of the fight against deeply ingrained cultural assumptions about what constitutes women's work, the middle-class bias of feminism, the daily grinding sexism of male co-workers, and the institutionalised discrimination of employers and unions.It is also the story of some gutsy women who, seeking the material rewards and personal satisfactions of skilled manual labour, have struggled to make a place for themselves among New York City's construction workersstationeryengineers, firefighters, electronic technicians, plumbers, and transit workers. Each story contributes to an important unifying theme: the way women confronted the enormous sexism embedded in union culture and developed new organisational forms to support their struggles, including and especially the United Tradeswomen.

About Jane LaTour

JANE LATOUR is a journalist and labour activist living in New York City, USA. She has written for various union publications and managed the Women's Project of the Association for Union Democracy. She was the 2005 recipient of the Mary Heaton Vorse Award, the top labour journalism award in New York City.

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Author : Jane LaTour
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 01 October 2008
ISBN : 140396758X
EAN : 9781403967589
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 308 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    ePub Ebook Downloads. Latour gives a fresh look at what is so often considered the domain of men by highlighting the achievements of New York tradeswomen. The author is well connected in union circles