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Selling women short : the landmark battle for workers' rights at Wal-Mart, Liza Featherstone

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Selling women short : the landmark battle for workers' rights at Wal-Mart
Title
Selling women short
Title remainder
the landmark battle for workers' rights at Wal-Mart
Statement of responsibility
Liza Featherstone
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Language
eng
Summary
"Betty Dukes is a devoutly religious African-American woman who didn't know the meaning of sex discrimination until she started working for Wal-Mart. She joined the company to get ahead, hoping to become a member of the "Wal-Mart family." But her dedication and effort led nowhere, and this family left her out in the cold. After one too many humiliations, Betty - who still works at Wal-Mart - became the lead plaintiff in the largest civil rights class-action suit in history: Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc." "Wal-Mart employees on television appear to be delighted with their jobs, but reality is another story. The average national wage for male cashiers at the company is $8.33; the average for women doing the same job - and often with more experience - is $8.05. The overall difference between male and female managers' salaries is about $14,500. Women are routinely denied promotions, or even the opportunity for further training. Sexist comments and direct insults are a part of daily life in this self-styled Christian company - and single mothers are told to make room for a less qualified man "with a family to provide for."" "But the women of Wal-Mart are fighting back. Despite the enormous obstacles of poverty-level wages and retributive punishments from their employer, they have not stopped working for justice. In June 2004, plaintiffs won certification of a class action suit that will cover 1.6 million current and former employees. Journalist Liza Featherstone has followed the women and their lawyers every step of their journey, and in her explosive investigation of this historic lawsuit she brings to light not just the discriminatory practices of the world's largest employer, but the voices and opinions of the workers it has tried to silence."--BOOK JACKET
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Featherstone, Liza
Dewey number
331.4/133/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6060.5.U5
LC item number
F43 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Wal-Mart (Firm)
  • Industrial relations
  • Wal-Mart (Firme)
  • Discrimination sexuelle dans l'emploi
  • Discrimination sexuelle dans l'emploi
  • Discrimination à l'égard des femmes
  • Relations industrielles
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Diskriminierung
  • Frau
  • Arbeitsplatz
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Selling women short : the landmark battle for workers' rights at Wal-Mart, Liza Featherstone
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-267) and index
Contents
Introduction: American Goliath -- Female troubles -- "Made in America": the culture and its promises -- "An exceptional woman:" (non)promotions at Wal-Mart -- Always low wages! -- Retail beyond Wal-Mart -- WWJD? organize Wal-Mart! -- Attention shoppers -- Epilogue
Extent
1 online resource (282 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759837521
Label
Selling women short : the landmark battle for workers' rights at Wal-Mart, Liza Featherstone
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-267) and index
Contents
Introduction: American Goliath -- Female troubles -- "Made in America": the culture and its promises -- "An exceptional woman:" (non)promotions at Wal-Mart -- Always low wages! -- Retail beyond Wal-Mart -- WWJD? organize Wal-Mart! -- Attention shoppers -- Epilogue
Extent
1 online resource (282 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759837521

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