Making globalization work for women: The role of social rights and trade union leadership

Suzanne Franzway, Mary Fonow, Valentine M. Moghadam

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Abstract

Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women. Making Globalization Work for Women explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women in a global context. Looking at labor policies and interviews with people in unions and nongovernmental organizations, the essays diagnose the problems faced by women workers across the world and assess the progress that unions in various countries have made in responding to those problems. Some concerns addressed include the masculine culture of many unions and the challenges of female leadership within them, laissez-faire governance, and the limited success of organizations working on these issues globally. Making Globalization Work for Women brings together in a synthetic and fruitful conversation the work and ideas of feminists, unions, NGOs, and other human rights workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages336
ISBN (Print)143843961X, 9781438439617
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Franzway, S., Fonow, M., & Moghadam, V. M. (2011). Making globalization work for women: The role of social rights and trade union leadership. State University of New York Press.