Pay equity: the labour-feminist challenge
This book documents the struggle of the labor/feminist alliance to obtain legislation of equal pay for work of equal value in businesses and neo-conservative anti-feminist interests. Examining the gender and class struggles in the paid workplace, the marketplace, and the household, it focuses on the arguments used by both sides in jurisdictions where such legislation has been achieved, at the federal levels in Canada and the United States. The author demonstrates that defects and loopholes in the laws mean that the victory is far from complete, and that equal pay legislation may represent a "passive revolution," an attempt to co-opt the labor and feminist movements.
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THE CAPITALIST WORKPLACE
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anti-feminist argued bargaining units Board of Trade Brief British Columbia Canadian Human Rights Canadian Manufacturers Canadian Union cent Chamber of Commerce comparable worth Congress economic Equal Pay 1985 Equal Pay Coalition equal value equal-value legislation Equity Law establishment Federation of Labour female job class feminism feminist gender predominance Green Paper groups household job rate labour-feminist alliance laws male job class male-predominant Manitoba marketplace Metropolitan Toronto National Citizens neo-conservative Nova Scotia Ontario Equal Pay Ontario Federation Ontario Nurses Association Ontario Pay Equity Ontario Public Service Options Oral Presentations 1985 Paper on Pay part-time patriarchal Pay Equity Act Pay Equity Commission pay-equity adjustments pay-equity legislation pay-equity plans positions Prince Edward Island private sector Public Employees public sector Public Service Employees REAL Women red-circling Response Retail Council Service Employees Union Submission 1986 Submission on Equal tion Trade of Metropolitan trade unions unexplained variance Union of Public wage gap women's movement workers