March is Women’s History Month!


Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
By Matilda Rabinowitz
Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman is an illustrated memoir that challenges assumptions about the lives of early twentieth-century women. Radicalized by her experience as a young immigrant worker in U.S. sweatshops, Rabinowitz became an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World from 1912 to 1917, after which she rose to the challenges presented by single motherhood.
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United Apart:  Gender and the Rise of Craft Unionism
By Ileen DeVault
At the turn of the twentieth century, American factory workers were often segregated by sex—males did heavier, dirtier and better paid work while women might be employed in a separate area performing related, lighter work. Workers in some industries realized that, because their jobs were so intertwined, women had to support men, and men had to support women, if any job action was to be successful.
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The FMLA Handbook: A Union Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act, 5th edition
By Robert Schwartz
A thorough, highly readable handbook that will help every worker get the most out of the surprisingly comprehensive 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act. It explains how unions can protect workers who are absent from work for justifiable medical or family-care reasons; block compulsory “light-duty” work programs; force employers to allow part-time schedules; obtain attendance bonuses for workers absent for medical reasons; and much more.
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Household Workers Unite
By Premilla Nadasen
With compelling personal stories of the leaders and participants on the front lines, Household Workers Unitegives voice to the poor women of color whose dedicated struggle for higher wages, better working conditions, and respect on the job created a sustained political movement that endures today.
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