Discrimination in the Workplace

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Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940
Steedman, Mercedes
Examines how the intricate weaving together of the meanings of class, gender, ethnicity, family, and the workplace created a job ghetto for women. Detailing the disparities between men and women in te...
Combatting Racism in the Workplace: A Course for Workers
Thomas, Barb; Novogrodsky, Charles
With the ultimate aim of combatting racism within the labour movement, the Cross Cultural Communication Centre, under the auspices of the Humber Collage for Labour Studies, ran a ten-week, 30 hour pil...
Combatting Racism in the Workplace Readings Kit
Thomas, Barb; Novogrodsky, Charles
Readings and case studies on fighting racism.
Common Sense for Hard Times: The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies
Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim
Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is org...
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Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
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Invisible Force: Women Workers in Pakistan
Gazdar, Aisha (Director)
Millions of women workers in Pakistan remain unaccounted for in official figures. Even those who are in the formal workforce face problems like lower wages for the same work as men and sexual harrasme...
Israel's Struggle Within: Against The Current vol. 113
Finkel, David
ATC interviews Uri Davis.
The Making of Jericho Road: Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
Race and Class: The Wealth Gap: Against The Current vol. 88
Miah, Malik
Politicians and government officials point to the historic low unemployment level in the Black community as signs of a strong economy and a future where whites and African Americans will finally have ...
Racist Outrage at UMass-Amherst: Against The Current vol. 114
Napalitano, Jeffrey; Leiblum, Mishy; Sered, Barak; Luce, Stephanie
Over the past decade, students around the country have fought a conservative backlash on college campuses that has sought to reverse many gains won in the 1970s and 1980s. Along with attacks on labor...
Religion and the Rise of Labor and Black Detroit: Against The Current vol. 134
Higbee, Mark
Historians and other scholars have given Detroit plentiful attention, including some very important books, yet in this vital new study Angela Dillard manages to approach the Motor City’s past in sever...
The Willmar 8
Grant, Lee (Director)
Eight female employees of the Citizens National Bank in Willmar Minnesota, USA went on strike on December 16, 1977 over charges of sex discrimination. The tellers and bookkeepers were protesting unequ...
Women and Global Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 85
Dujon, Veronica
Women are affected in unique ways by current forms of global economic integration. Their experiences, concerns and needs must be a central part of the groundwork for understanding and transforming thi...
Working for The Man
Angry Language Brigade
The author describes her brief experience at a now infamous language school in London, where she encountered blatant sexism.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Shelley Brian Brown, LL.B., LL.M, Employment & Human Rights Lawyer
Shelley Brown specializes in workplace and employment law and human rights issues. He was Director of Human Resources and Ethics Officer for an international insurance company and offers a unique vantage point and extensive unders...
International Labour Organization
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote ri...
Rubin Thomlinson LLP
Janice Rubin, B.A., LL.B., and Christine Thomlinson, LL.B., are founding partners of Rubin Thomlinson LLP, specializing in employment law and human rights issues. They are frequently asked to comment in the media, speak on challen...