Women And Unions - Special Issue Of Resources For Feminist Research/Documentation
Sur La Recherche Feministe. - Periodical profile published 1981

Publisher:  Department of Sociology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Year Published:  1981  
Pages:  50pp  
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Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX2356

Resources for Feminist Research (formerly the Canadian Newsletter of Research on Women) is an interdisciplinary, international periodical of research on women and sex roles.

Abstract:  Resources for Feminist Research (formerly the Canadian Newsletter of Research on Women) is an interdisciplinary, international periodical of research on women and sex roles. In addition to abstracts of Canadian and international research, Resources for Feminist Research (RFR) publishes book reviews, bibliographies, reports on archival holdings, innovative women's studies' syllabi, and a comprehensive periodical and resource guide. RFR is a quarterly publication.

This special issue, Women and Unions, contains articles and resources on several issues related to women and their work. Some of the issues dealt with include women and non-traditional jobs, sexual orientation and union protection, domestic workers, feminism and trade unionism and daycare and trade unionism.

One article, "So Many Unorganized," outlines the many problems and blocks experienced by the unorganized in Canada. The author argues that in the end, it will be women themselves who organize the female job ghettos. "Women who are unorganized must start by talking to friends and co-workers they trust. They must choose a union carefully, to meet their needs and standards of democracy. And then they must get involved as members of the organizing committee, the bargaining committee and eventually as stewards and convention delegates."


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