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Cracked : How Telephone Operators Took on Canada's Largest Corporation ... and Won! (Paperback) (Joan M.

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The story of the Bell Canada union drive and the phone operator strike that brought sweeping reform to women’s workplace rights.In the 1970s, Bell Canada was Canada’s largest corporation. It employed thousands of people, including a large number of women who worked as operators and endured very poor pay and working conditions. Joan Roberts, a former operator, tells the story of how she and a group of dedicated labour organizers helped to initiate a campaign to unionize Bell Canada’s operators.From the point of view of the workers and the organizers, Roberts tells an important story in Canada’s labour history. The unionization of Bell Canada’s operators was a huge victory for Canada’s working women. The victory at Bell established new standards for women in other so-called “pink-collar” jobs.The story of the Bell Canada union drive and the phone operator strike that brought sweeping reform to women’s workplace rights.In the 1970s, Bell Canada was Canada’s largest corporation. It employed thousands of people, including a large number of women who worked as operators and endured very poor pay and working conditions. Joan Roberts, a former operator, tells the story of how she and a group of dedicated labour organizers helped to initiate a campaign to unionize Bell Canada’s operators.From the point of view of the workers and the organizers, Roberts tells an important story in Canada’s labour history. The unionization of Bell Canada’s operators was a huge victory for Canada’s working women. The victory at Bell established new standards for women in other so-called “pink-collar” jobs.
Number of Pages: 382
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Industries / Media + Communications Industries, Corporate + Business History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Joan M. Roberts
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 2016
TCIN: 50642750
UPC: 9781459731721
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-8804

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