Publication Date: December 2007
Publisher: Institute for Women's Policy Research
Author(s): Amy Caiazza
Research Area: Labor; Social conditions
Keywords: women; leadership; unions; activism
Coverage: United States
I Knew I Could Do This Work is designed to promote women's activism and leadership within unions across the country at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Based on interviews with union organizers and activists throughout the United States, the report explores three main questions: What are the main obstacles that discourage women's union activism and leadership? How can unions help overcome them? How can women's movement organizing better support union women? The report outlines seven strategies that unions can use to encourage women's increased participation.
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