Sisters within the Brotherhoods is an oral-history-based examine of ladies who've, opposed to huge odds, damaged the gender barrier to blue-collar employment in a variety of trades in ny urban starting within the Seventies. it's a tale of the struggle opposed to deeply ingrained cultural assumptions approximately what constitutes women's paintings, the middle-class bias of feminism, the day-by-day grinding sexism of male co-workers, and the institutionalised discrimination of employers and unions. it's also the tale of a few gutsy girls who, looking the cloth rewards and private satisfactions of expert guide labour, have struggled to make a spot for themselves between long island City's building staff, desk bound engineers, firefighters, digital technicians, plumbers, and transit employees. each one tale contributes to an immense unifying subject matter: the way in which ladies faced the big sexism embedded in union tradition and built new organisational varieties to help their struggles, together with and particularly the United Tradeswomen.
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