Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization & the California Food Processing Industry 1930-1950

Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization & the California Food Processing Industry 1930-1950

By: Vicki L. Ruiz (author)Paperback

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Women have been the mainstay of the gruelling, seasonal canning industry for over a century. This book is a collective biography. Thousands of Mexicana and Mexican American women working in canneries in southern California established effective, democratic trade union locals run by local members. These rank-and-file activists skilfully managed union affairs, including negotiating such benefits as maternity leave, company-provided day care, and paid holidays -- in some cases better benefits than they enjoy today. The dramatic and turbulent history of their union is a major contribution to the new labour history.

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Vicki L Ruiz

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826309884
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 194
  • ID: 9780826309884
  • ISBN10: 0826309887

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