Selling women short : the landmark battle for workers' rights at Wal-Mart
|Format:||Print Book 2004|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
On television, Wal-Mart employees are smiling women delighted with their jobs. But reality is another story. In 2000, Betty Dukes, a 52-year-old black woman in Pittsburg, California, became the lead plaintiff in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores , a class action representing 1.4 million women. In an explosive investigation of this historic lawsuit, journalist Liza Featherstone reveals how Wal-Mart, a self-styled "family-oriented," Christian company:· Deprives women (but not men) of the training they need to advance· Relegates women to lower-paying jobs, like selling baby clothes, reserving the more lucrative positions for men· Inflicts punitive demotions on employees who object to discrimination· Exploits Asian women in its sweatshops in Saipan, a U.S. commonwealthFeatherstone reveals the creative solutions Wal-Mart workers around the country have found-like fighting for unions, living-wage ordinances, and childcare options. Selling Women Short combines the personal stories of these employees with superb investigative journalism to show why women who work low-wage jobs are getting a raw deal, and what they are doing about it.
ContentsIntroduction: American Goliath
"Made in America": the culture and its promises
"An exceptional woman:" (non)promotions at Wal-Mart
Always low wages!
Retail beyond Wal-Mart
WWJD? organize Wal-Mart!
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-- Trials, litigation, etc.
Sex discrimination in employment -- United States.
Sex discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Sex discrimination against women -- United States.
Industrial relations -- United States -- Case studies.
|Publisher|| New York :Basic Books,2004
282 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -267) and index.
|ISBN||0465023150 (alk. paper)