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The Resource Under the bus : how working women are being run over, Caroline Fredrickson

Under the bus : how working women are being run over, Caroline Fredrickson

Label
Under the bus : how working women are being run over
Title
Under the bus
Title remainder
how working women are being run over
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Fredrickson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most Americans think that our country has done quite a lot to protect women and ensure gender equity in the workplace. After all, we have banned discrimination against women, required equal pay for equal work, and adopted family-leave legislation. But the fact is that we have a two-tiered system, where some working women have a full panoply of rights while others have few or none at all. We allow blatant discrimination by small employers. Domestic workers are cut out of our wage and overtime laws. Part-time workers, disproportionately women, are denied basic benefits. Laws are written through a process of compromise and negotiation, and in each case vulnerable workers were the bargaining chip that was sacrificed to guarantee the policy's enactment. For these workers, the system that was supposed to act as a safety net has become a sieve-and they are still falling through. Caroline Fredrickson is a powerful advocate and D.C. insider who has witnessed the legislative compromises that leave out temps, farmworkers, employees of small businesses, immigrants, and other workers who fall outside an intentionally narrow definition of "employees." The women in this fast-growing part of the workforce are denied minimum wage, maternity leave, health care, the right to unionize, and protection from harassment and discrimination-all within the bounds of the law. If current trends continue, their fate will be the future of all American workers. "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331.40973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6060.5.U5
LC item number
F74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Under the bus : how working women are being run over, Caroline Fredrickson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891618582
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620970102
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014041282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)891618582
Label
Under the bus : how working women are being run over, Caroline Fredrickson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891618582
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620970102
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014041282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)891618582

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