Labour's Dilemma: the Gender Politics of Auto Workers in Canada, 1937-1979 by Pamela H. Sugiman
Pamela Sugiman draws on archival materials and in-depth interviews with workers and union representatives to explore the ways in which the small groups of women in southern Ontario auto plants fought for dignity, respect, and rights within this restrictive context. During the Second World War, women auto workers formed close bonds with one another - bonds that rested largely around their identification as a sex. By the late 1960s, they were drawing on a growing union consciousness, the modern women's movement, and their gender identity, to launch an organized collective struggle for sexual equality.
University of Toronto Press, 1994.
ISBN: 9780802074034. 293 pp.
Softcover. Near fine.