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Out in the union : a labor history of queer America

Author: Miriam Frank
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2014.
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"Out in the Union tells the continuous story of queer American workers from the mid-1960s through 2013. Miriam Frank shrewdly chronicles the evolution of labor politics with queer activism and identity formation, showing how unions began affirming the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers in the 1970s and 1980s. She documents coming out on the job and in the union as well as issues of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Frank
ISBN: 9781439911396 1439911398 9781439911402 1439911401
OCLC Number: 862589504
Description: xviii, 221 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A brief chronology of LGBT labor history, 1965-2013 --
Prologue: Love and work and queer survival --
From construction to couture: coming out in unionized workplaces --
Outsiders as insiders: sexual diversity and union leadership --
From common enemies to common causes: the labor movement and the gay movement in action and coalition --
The heart of the matter: union politics, queer issues, and the life of the local --
Organizing the gay unorganized: talking union, talking queer --
Epilogue: When Connie married Phyllis.
Responsibility: Miriam Frank.

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