Under The Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over
Called a “damn fine book” by Elle magazine, the hardcover edition of Under the Bus changed the conversation about women at work—the question is not only about those women at the top trying to “break the glass ceiling” but instead why millions are stuck on the sticky floor.Fredrickson shows that our labor laws are based on outdated, misogynistic, and racist assumptions that leave huge sectors of th...
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: The New Press; Reprint edition (September 6, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 593865
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“This book is an eye-opening look at the many legal protections that don't extend to a large number of American women, especially low-income women, who are disproportionately women of color. Fredrickson expertly dissects civil rights and labor statute...”
workforce without a minimum wage or the right to unionize and subject to wage theft, physical and sexual abuse, and pregnancy discrimination, despite laws that purport to protect all workers. Laws are written through compromise and negotiation, and in each case vulnerable workers were the bargaining chip that was sacrificed to guarantee the policy’s enactment.“Unpack[ing] the history of the racism and sexism that has left so many working women and people of color without adequate protections" (Mother Jones) Under the Bus offers "a call to action for women who have been left behind in the fight to secure fair labor standards" (Washington Independent Review of Books).