- Subject index
This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 44: Women as Leaders in the Union Movement
Women as Leaders in the Union Movement
Women's role as leaders in the union movement is closely related to women's involvement as union members as well as their participation in paid labor. Since colonial times, women have participated in the American labor movement as activists fighting for better working conditions for themselves as well as supporting fathers, husbands, and other male workers. However, the relationship between women and the labor movement must be described as ambivalent. Although unionization has always been beneficial for women as well as all people of color, unions at ...