One Sick Child Away from Being Fired: When 'Opting Out' is Not an Option

52 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2012

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Joan Williams

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: March 21, 2006

Abstract

Professional women are not the only Americans whose jobs are in jeopardy because of work/family conflict. This report discusses a study of 99 union arbitrations that provide a unique window into how work and family responsibilities clash in the lives of bus drivers, telephone workers, construction linemen, nurses aides, carpenters, welders, janitors, and others — men as well as women — in working-class jobs.

Suggested Citation

Williams, Joan, One Sick Child Away from Being Fired: When 'Opting Out' is Not an Option (March 21, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2126303 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2126303

Joan Williams (Contact Author)

University of California Hastings College of the Law ( email )

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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