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Under the bus : how working women are being run over

by Fredrickson, Caroline,

Format: Print Book 2015
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 331.40973 F87
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  331.40973 F87
Caroline Fredrickson is a powerful advocate and D.C. insider who has witnessed the legislative compromises that leave out temps, farmworkers, employees of small businesses, immigrants and other workers who fall outside an intentionally narrow definition of employees. The women in this fast-growing part of the workforce are denied minimum wage, maternity leave, health care, the right to unionize and protection from harassment and discrimination-all within the bounds of the law. If current trends continue, their fate will be the future of all American workers.
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Booklist Review: "Fredricksonreports that most references to women and their struggle to combine work and family are implicitly limited to professional women. Our culture allows us to blame women for their status, saying they must lean in because they aren't tough enough and need to change themselves to succeed. Or, women leave the workforce, opting out because they can't have it all. Rather, the author indicates that most women juggle their desperate need to earn money with costly child care, noting that the law does not protect certain groups of workers, including domestic-service and minimum-wage earners. Overall, the working population has grown significantly more female, diverse in race and ethnicity, and older, writes Fredrickson, who recommends leaning together and urges modernizing the definition of employee so the law applies to any designation temp, independent contractor, or part-timer. Also, family leave should be available for all parents, and child care for all children. This excellent book will contribute to ongoing discussions concerning women in the workplace.--Whaley, Mary Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sex discrimination in employment -- United States.
Women -- Employment -- United States.
Household employees -- United States.
Publisher New York :2015
Language English
Description viii, 246 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-233) and index.
ISBN 9781620970102
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