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Rocking the boat : women, unions, and change, 1915-1975

Author: Brigid O'Farrell; Joyce L Kornbluh
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A celebration of strong, committed women who helped to build the American labour movement. Through the stories of eleven women from a range of backgrounds, we experience the hardships and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brigid O'Farrell; Joyce L Kornbluh
ISBN: 0813522684 9780813522685 0813522692 9780813522692
OCLC Number: 1013320091
Description: 317 pages
Contents: Ch. 1. An Overview: And Not Falling Out --
Ch. 2. Equal Is Equal, Brothers: Lilian Herstein, American Federation of Teachers (1886-1983) --
Ch. 3. First a Troublemaker, Then a Troubleshooter: Carmen Lucia, United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (1902-1985) --
Ch. 4. You Can't Giddyup by Saying Whoa: Esther Peterson, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (1906-) --
Ch. 5. We Did Change Some Attitudes: Maida Springer-Kemp, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (1910-) --
Ch. 6. Forty Years I'm Secretary-Treasurer of the Local: Mary Callahan, International Union of Electrical Workers (1914-1981) --
Ch. 7. The Challenge Is Still There: Ah Quon McElrath, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (1915-) --
Ch. 8. Sometimes You Have to Rock the Boat: Dorothy Haener, United Auto Workers (1918-) --
Ch. 9. The Vote Does Make a Difference: Fannie Allen Neal, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (1919-1990). Ch. 10. Just Sign a Contract and You Can Call Me Anything: Jessie De La Cruz, United Farm Workers of America (1919-) --
Ch. 11. Somebody Has to Have the Guts: Catherine Conroy, Communications Workers of America (1920-1989) --
Ch. 12. People in the Plant Looked on Me as a Fighter: Alice Peurala, United Steelworkers of America (1928-1986) --
Postscript: Union Update.
Responsibility: Brigid O'Farrell and Joyce L. Kornbluh, [editors].

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