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Publisher: University of Toronto Press (April 1, 1999)
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The background of labour in Canada is usually understood to intend ? and provided as ? the historical past of blue-collar staff, specially males. And it's a tale of union team spirit to achieve wages, rights, and so on from employers. In Contracting Masculinity, Gillian Creese examines extensive the white-collar place of work employees union at BC Hydro, and exhibits how collective bargaining consists of the negotiation of gender, classification, and race.Over the 1st 50 years of the workplace union's lifestyles female and male individuals have been nearly equivalent in quantity. but equality has ended there. ladies are centred on the decrease rungs of the task hierarchy, whereas males commence greater up the ladder and revel in extra task mobility; men's paperwork has been redefined as quite a lot of 'technical' jobs, whereas women's paintings has been targeted in a slender variety of 'clerical' positions. to boot, for many years Canadian Aboriginals and other people of color weren't hired via BC Hydro, which has led to a racialized-gendered workplace.What is the function of employees and their alternate unions in developing female and male paintings, a strategy that's frequently obvious because the final result exclusively of administration judgements? How is that this technique of gendering additionally racialized, in order that men and women of alternative race and ethnicity are differentiallv privileged at paintings? How do men in a white-collar union create and continue their very own photo of masculinity within the face of a feminized profession and a extra militant male blue-collar union housed in the related company? What impression does the gender composition of union management have on collective bargaining? How do traditions of union unity have an effect on makes an attempt to cut price for higher fairness within the workplace? those are the valuable questions that Contracting Masculinity seeks to respond to during this in-depth examine a Canadian union.