New PDF release: Blue-Collar Women at Work with Men: Negotiating the Hostile

By Jeanie Ahearn Greene

ISBN-10: 0275977366

ISBN-13: 9780275977368

Title VII of the 1963 Civil Rights Act particularly prohibits gender-based discrimination, and during the last forty years ladies have made staggering development in breaking down obstacles within the place of work. however, discrimination remains to be extensively practiced in either overt and sophisticated methods, denying girls entry and chance, fairly in blue-collar occupations that experience lengthy been ruled by means of males. In Blue-Collar girls at paintings with Men, Jeanie Ahearn Greene brings the studies of blue-collar ladies vividly to lifestyles via interviews and research that disclose the demanding situations they face every day. From Peg the police officer to Angela the alternate union president, those ladies describe the detrimental occasions they stumble upon in each part in their paintings lives—from the hiring procedure to socializing with co-workers to relationships with supervisors—and speak about the coping mechanisms they've got constructed for navigating in an often-hostile setting. Greene then takes the dialogue to the following point, exploring the social, political, and financial implications of tolerating gender discrimation. She concludes with a sequence of strategies for employers, policymakers, social employees, attorneys and different advocates, human source pros, and ladies themselves, designed to advertise place of work equality in either spirit and practice.

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in particular prohibits gender-based discrimination, and over the last forty years girls have made dazzling development in breaking down limitations within the workplace—from the store ground to the nook place of work. however, discrimination continues to be largely practiced, in either overt and refined methods, denying ladies entry and chance, quite in blue-collar occupations that experience lengthy been ruled through males. In Blue-Collar ladies at paintings with Men, Jeanie Ahearn Greene brings the reviews of blue-collar girls vividly to lifestyles via interviews and research that divulge the demanding situations they face each day. From Peg the police officer to Gretchen the chippie, Mary the automobile meeting line employee and Angela the exchange union president, those girls describe the destructive occasions they stumble upon in each side in their paintings lives—from the hiring technique to socializing with co-workers to relationships with supervisors—and talk about the coping mechanisms they've got constructed for navigating in a frequently adversarial setting. unusually, they don't see themselves as pioneers, mavericks, or martyrs, yet extra easily as individuals with debts to pay, households to elevate, and modest profession aspirations to fulfil.

After telling those women's tales, Greene takes the dialogue to the subsequent point, exploring the social, political, and monetary implications of tolerating gender discrimination. She argues that regardless of formal protections below the legislations, ladies are nonetheless mostly pressured and discriminated opposed to, to the detriment not just of person progress and improvement, yet of office productiveness and social welfare. She concludes with a chain of suggestions for employers, policymakers, social staff, attorneys and different advocates, human source execs, and girls themselves. eventually, she contends that during order to have equivalent employment chance, employment guidelines and practices needs to exceed the status protections supplied by way of equivalent rights laws and policy.

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