Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over

Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over

by Caroline Fredrickson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620970102
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Caroline Fredrickson is the president of the American Constitution Society and a senior fellow at Demos. She was chief of staff to Senator Maria Cantwell and deputy chief of staff to Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1 The Test of Our Progress: A Brief History of Race, Gender, and Worker Protections in the Twentieth Century 19

2 The Wages of Discrimination: Paycheck Unfairness 43

3 Punching the Clock: Part-Time, Just-in-Time, and Overtime 98

4 The Wild West: The Lawless World of the Contingent Workforce 128

5 Bye-Bye, Baby: Giving Birth and Back to Work 148

6 Did Mary Poppins Have Kids? Child Care and the Working Mother 168

7 Learning Together 190

Notes 201

Index 235

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