Women's Participation in a Radical Trade Union Movement that Claims to Be Feminist

23 Pages Posted: 1 May 2020

Date Written: September 2018

Abstract

This article investigates the under‐researched topic of women's representation in radical unions, drawing on an in‐depth case study of the French Solidaires, Unitaires et Démocratiques (SUD) movement. In addition to an overview of the institutional and organizational dynamics of unions’ ‘inequality regimes’, it offers a contextually grounded analysis of the barriers and enablers of women's participation in SUD unions. More specifically, this research reflects on the complex interrelationships between class and gender in class‐based militant trade unions that claim to be feminist but fail to support working‐class female workers’ participation.

Suggested Citation

Guillaume, Cécile, Women's Participation in a Radical Trade Union Movement that Claims to Be Feminist (September 2018). British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 56, Issue 3, pp. 556-578, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3589656 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12416

Cécile Guillaume (Contact Author)

University of Roehampton

Roehampton Lane
London, SW15 5PU
United Kingdom

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