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We'll call you if we need you : Experiences of women working construction.

Author: Susan Eisenberg
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1998.
Series: ILR Press books.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Susan Eisenberg began her apprenticeship with Local 103 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in 1978, the year President Jimmy Carter set goals and timetables for the hiring of women on federally assisted construction projects and for the inclusion of women in apprenticeship programmes. Eisenberg expected not only a challenging job and the camaraderie of a labour union but also the chance to be
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Eisenberg
ISBN: 0801433606 9780801433603
OCLC Number: 476978676
Description: 216 s.
Series Title: ILR Press books.

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Susan Eisenberg began her apprenticeship with Local 103 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in 1978, the year President Jimmy Carter set goals and timetables for the hiring of women on federally assisted construction projects and for the inclusion of women in apprenticeship programmes. Eisenberg expected not only a challenging job and the camaraderie of a labour union but also the chance to be part of a historic transformation, social and economic, which would make the construction trades accessible to women.

That transformation did not happen. In this book, Eisenberg weaves the voices of 30 women who worked as carpenters, electricians, ironworkers, painters and plumbers to examine why their numbers remained small. Speaking as if to a friend, the women recall their decisions to enter the trades, their first days on the job and their strategies to gain training and acceptance. They assess, with thought, passion and 20 years perspective, the affirmative action efforts. The author ends with a discussion of the practices and policies that would be required to uproot gender barriers where they are deeply embedded in the organization and culture of the workplace.

The author began her electrician's apprenticeship in 1978 - the year President Carter set goals for hiring women in the construction industry. In this text she weaves the voices of 30 women who worked in the construction industry, examining why their numbers remained small.

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