Sisters in the Brotherhood: Working Women Organizing for Equality in New York City

Sister in the Brotherhoods by Jane LatourSisters in the Brotherhoods is an oral-history-based study of women by Jane Latour, an activist in the Trade Union movement. The oral histories are of women who against considerable odds, have broken the gender barrier to blue-collar employment in various trades in New York City beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of the fight against deeply ingrained cultural assumptions about what constitutes women’s work, the middle-class bias of feminism, the daily grinding sexism of male coworkers, and the institutionalized discrimination of employers and unions. A book signing will follow the presentation.