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Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Management’s Postwar Purge of Women Automobile Workers

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the ways in which employers contributed to the historical formation of the sexual division of labor and to patterns of job segregation by gender. It begins with a discussion of ... More


How to Build a Trade Union Oligarchy: Guidance from the United States and Australia, 1886–1970

Scott Stephenson

in Frontiers of Labor: Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041839
eISBN:
9780252050503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041839.003.0012
Subject:
History, Economic History

Trade unions are ostensibly democratic organizations, but they often fail to operate as democracies in practice. Most studies of Western trade union democracy have acknowledged that oligarchy is the ... More


Fighting to Provide: The Battle to Organize the Ford River Rouge Plant, 1930–1945

Stephen Meyer

in Manhood on the Line: Working-Class Masculinities in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040054
eISBN:
9780252098253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040054.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates the auto workers' rough tactic of fighting to redress workplace grievances and to achieve a decent income to provide for their families, which was used throughout the 1930s ... More


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