One Sick Child Away from Being Fired: When 'Opting Out' is Not an Option
52 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2012
Date Written: March 21, 2006
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.
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