Jobs and gender (was: Gender, Race, and Publishing on the Left)

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Thu Jun 18 20:05:09 PDT 1998

>All I was saying is that if the
>management would not put such a squeeze on workers and good jobs, the
>unions would have fewer incentives to resort to racism and sexism to defend
>those jobs. That, of course, would not change their sexist attitudes, it
>would merely reduce their sexist behavior.

Fundamentally, without changing sexist attitudes, the only workers unions are always committed to protect--both in economically good times and bad times--would be white male workers, according to your own argument. Doesn't this point to the absolute importance of battling racism and sexism head on within unions?


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