Under The Bus

Author: Caroline Fredrickson
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1620970805
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Most Americans think that our country has done quite a lot to protect women and ensure gender equity in the workplace. After all, we have banned discrimination against women, required equal pay for equal work, and adopted family-leave legislation. But the fact is that we have a two-tiered system, where some working women have a full panoply of rights while others have few or none at all. We allow blatant discrimination by small employers. Domestic workers are cut out of our wage and overtime laws. Part-time workers, disproportionately women, are denied basic benefits. Laws are written through a process of compromise and negotiation, and in each case vulnerable workers were the bargaining chip that was sacrificed to guarantee the policy's enactment. For these workers, the system that was supposed to act as a safety net has become a sieve—and they are still falling through. Caroline Fredrickson is a powerful advocate and D.C. insider who has witnessed the legislative compromises that leave out temps, farmworkers, employees of small businesses, immigrants, and other workers who fall outside an intentionally narrow definition of "employees." The women in this fast-growing part of the workforce are denied minimum wage, maternity leave, health care, the right to unionize, and protection from harassment and discrimination—all within the bounds of the law. If current trends continue, their fate will be the future of all American workers.

Under The Bus

Author: Caroline Fredrickson
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ISBN: 9781620972533
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Called a damn fine book by "Elle" magazine, the hardcover edition of "Under the Bus" changed the conversation about women at work the question is not only about those women at the top trying to break the glass ceiling but instead why millions are stuck on the sticky floor. Fredrickson shows that our labor laws are based on outdated, misogynistic, and racist assumptions that leave huge sectors of the workforce without a minimum wage or the right to unionize and subject to wage theft, physical and sexual abuse, and pregnancy discrimination, despite laws that purport to protect all workers. Laws are written through a process of compromise and negotiation, and in each case vulnerable workers were the bargaining chip that was sacrificed to guarantee the policy s enactment. For these workers, the system that was supposed to act as a safety net has become a sieve and they are still falling through. Unpack[ing] the history of the racism and sexism that has left so many working women and people of color without adequate protections" ("Mother Jones") "Under the Bus" offers "a call to action for women who have been left behind in the fight to secure fair labor standards" ("Washington Independent Review of Books")."

Under The Bus

Author: Caroline Fredrickson
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ISBN: 9781620970102
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Most Americans think that our country has done quite a lot to protect women and ensure gender equity in the workplace. After all, we have banned discrimination against women, required equal pay for equal work, and adopted family-leave legislation. But the fact is that we have a two-tiered system, where some working women have a full panoply of rights while others have few or none at all. We allow blatant discrimination by small employers. Domestic workers are cut out of our wage and overtime laws. Part-time workers, disproportionately women, are denied basic benefits. Laws are written through a process of compromise and negotiation, and in each case vulnerable workers were the bargaining chip that was sacrificed to guarantee the policy's enactment. For these workers, the system that was supposed to act as a safety net has become a sieve--and they are still falling through. Caroline Fredrickson is a powerful advocate and D.C. insider who has witnessed the legislative compromises that leave out temps, farmworkers, employees of small businesses, immigrants, and other workers who fall outside an intentionally narrow definition of "employees." The women in this fast-growing part of the workforce are denied minimum wage, maternity leave, health care, the right to unionize, and protection from harassment and discrimination--all within the bounds of the law. If current trends continue, their fate will be the future of all American workers.

The Complete Guide To Conflict Resolution In The Workplace

Author: Marick Francis Masters
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814406298
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In most areas of their lives, people thrive on conflict, yet in the workplace they try to steer clear. Conflict, though, is a healthy way to challenge the existing order and essential to change in the workplace. The real problem is not the conflict itself, but managing the conflict. This manual explains how to design a complete conflict resolution system and develop the skills to implement it. Filled with exercises, case studies and checklists the book also supplies an overview of workplace conflict; the tools for measuring it; and the techniques for resolving conflict. It covers such conflicts as: negotiation; labour-management partnerships; third-party disputes; mediation; and arbitration.

Transgender Employment Experiences

Author: Kyla Bender-Baird
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438436769
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Brings together the workplace experiences of transgender people with an assessment of current policy protections.

Thrown Under The Bus

Author: Teresa Zerilli-Edelglass
Publisher: Dogbeauty Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 0985931000
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Thrown Under The Bus is a one-of-a-kind saga about a vivacious young woman of humble beginnings in pursuit of the American Dream who is forced into an unimaginable legal quandary by a mean-spirited governmental employer hell bent on revenge. What begins as a humiliating demotion for her refusal to play dirty with the boys quickly culminates into 19 years of litigation amidst an inconceivably hostile work environment that nearly drives her to the brink of insanity as she stages a valiant fight to see this harrowing nightmare to an end. Paying the ultimate price for her endeavors lies in what the author dubs the "triangle of doom" - the culmination of our medical, judicial & governmental systems - a vortex within which she unwittingly becomes ensnared that proves to wreak unimaginable, irrevocable havoc on her life. This story, with its frightening implications, begs the question: Is the American Dream really ours for the taking - or can it just be taken away? Read it - and be warned.

Race Gender Sexuality And Social Class

Author: Susan J. Ferguson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483374971
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An eye-opening exploration of how socials statuses intersect to shape our identities and produce inequalities. In this fully edited and streamlined Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity, Second Edition, Susan Ferguson has carefully selected readings that open readers’ eyes to the ways that social statuses shape our experiences and impact our life chances. The anthology represents many of the leading voices in the field and reflects the many approaches used by scholars and researchers to understand this important and evolving subject. The anthology is organized around broad topics (Identity, Power and Privilege, Social Institutions, etc.), rather than categories of difference (Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality) to underscore this fundamental insight: race, class, gender, and sexuality do not exist in isolation; they often intersect with one another to produce social inequalities and form the bases of our identities in society. Nine readings are new to this edition: Michael Polgar—on Jewish assimilation and culture in the U.S. Katherine Franke—on the 1940 Supreme Court case, Suneri v. Cassagne, concerning racial identity Carla Pfeffer—on transgender identity Michelle Alexander—on the New Jim Crow Richard Lachmann—on the decline of the U.S. as an economic and political power Abby Ferber—on privilege and “oppression blindness” Amada Hess—Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet Iris Marion Young—Five Faces of Oppression Ellis Cose—Rage of the Privileged “The choice of readings in Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity is better than my current text in terms of inequality and steps of closing the gaps.” – Dr. Deden Rukmana, Savannah State University “I really like how Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity deals with underlying concepts rather than difference by x, y, or z.” – Ana Villalobos, Brandeis University

Move Your Bus

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501105035
Size: 32.81 MB
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New York Times bestselling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team. Includes a foreword by bestselling author and FranklinCovey executive Sean Covey. Teamwork is crucial to the success of any business, and as acclaimed author and speaker Ron Clark illustrates, the members of any team are the key to unlocking success. Imagine a company as a bus filled with people who either help or hinder a team’s ability to move it forward: drivers (who steer the organization), runners (who consistently go above and beyond for the good of the organization), joggers (who do their jobs without pushing themselves), walkers (who are just getting pulled along), and riders (who hinder success and drag the team down). It’s the team leader’s job to recognize how members fall into these categories, encourage them to keep the “bus” moving by working together, and know when it’s time to kick the riders off. In the tradition of Who Moved My Cheese? and Fish!, Move Your Bus is an accessible and uplifting business parable that illustrates Clark’s expert strategies to maximize the performance of each member of a team. These easy to implement techniques will inspire employees and team leaders alike to work harder and smarter and drive the organization to succeed.

Shortchanged

Author: Mariko Lin Chang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199896607
Size: 12.63 MB
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The first book to focus on the differences in wealth between women and men, Mariko Lin Chang draws on the most comprehensive national data on wealth and on in-depth interviews to show how differences in earnings, in saving and investing, and, most important, the demands of care-giving all contribute to the gender-wealth gap. A comprehensive portrait of where women and men stand with respect to wealth, Shortchanged not only sheds light on why women lack wealth, but also offers solutions for improving the financial situation of women, men, and families.

Because Of Sex

Author: Gillian Thomas
Publisher: Picador USA
ISBN: 1250138086
Size: 29.36 MB
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A compelling look at ten of the most important Supreme Court cases defining women’s rights on the job, as told by the brave women who brought the cases to court