In the News: Equity in the Workplace

Week of February 9, 2009

News Item: President Barack Obama recently signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 which makes it easier for workers, regardless of race, age, and gender, to get the pay they deserve. Also, the New York Times reports that women are likely to take the majority in the labor force for the first time in U.S. history. However, this has more to do with the current recession rather than gender equity as men have been on the receiving end of at least 82 percent of recent job losses.


Age Discrimination in the American Workplace: Old At a Young Age
By Raymond F. Gregory. Rutgers UP, 2001
Call Number: KF3465 .G74 2001

The Career Mystique: Cracks in the American Dream
By Phyllis Moen and Patricia Roehling. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005
Call Number: HD4904.25 .M638 2005

Cult of Power: Sex Discrimination in Corporate America and What Can Be Done About It
By Martha Burk. Scribner, 2005
Call Number: HA1426 .B845 2005

Doing Comparable Worth: Gender, Class, and Pay Equity
By Joan Acker. Temple UP, 1989
Call Number: HD6061.2 .U62 O72 1989

From Scarcity to Visibility: Gender Differences in the Careers of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers
Edited by J. Scott Long. National Academy Press, 2001
Call Number: Q130 .L66 2001

Gender on Trial: Sexual Stereotypes and Work/Life in the Legal Workplace
By Holly English. ALM Pub., 2003
Call Number: KF299 .W6 E54 2003 (At Jupiter – May be borrowed through ILL services)

A Legal and Ethical Handbook for Ending Discrimination in the Workplace
By David A. Robinson. Paulist Press, 2003
Call Number: HD4903 .R55 2003

My Troubles Are Going to Have Trouble With Me: Everyday Trials and Triumphs of Women Workers
Edited by Karen Brodkin Sacks and Dorothy Remy. Rutgers UP, 1984
Call Number: HD6095 .M9 1984

The Science Glass Ceiling: Academic Women Scientists and the Struggle to Succeed
By Sue V. Rosser. Routledge, 2004
Call Number: Q130 .R675 2004

Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart
By Liza Featherstone. Basic Books, 2004
Call Number: HD6060.5 .U5 F43 2004

Sex Discrimination in the Workplace: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Edited by Faye J. Crosby et al. Blackwell, 2007
Call Number: HD6060.65 .U5 S49 2007

Sexual Harassment, Work, and Education: A Resource Manual for Prevention
By Michele A. Paludi and Richard B. Barickman. SUNY Press, 1998
Call Number: LV212.862 .P35 1998

Squaring Up: Policy Strategies to Raise Women’s Incomes in the United States
By Mary C. King. U of Michigan Press, 2001
Call Number: HD6061.2 .U6 S72 2001

Telling Stories Out of Court: Narratives about Women and Workplace Discrimination
Edited by Ruth O’Brien. Cornell UP, 2008
Call Number: HD6060.5 .U5 T45 2008

Unequal Colleagues: The Entrance of Women into the Professions, 1890-1940
By Penina Migdal Glazer and Miriam Slater. Rutgers UP, 1987
Call Number: HD6054.2 .U6 G55 1987

Universities and Women Faculty: Why Some Organizations Discriminate More Than Others
By Robert F. Szafran. Praeger, 1984
Call Number: LB2332.3 .S9

Who Gets the Good Jobs?: Combating Race and Gender Disparities
By Robert Cherry. Rutgers UP, 2001
Call Number: HD4903.5 .U58 C46 2001

Women-A True Story: The Double Shift (DVD)
Directed by Tom Puchniak. Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2002
Call Number: HQ1236 .W5223 2002 (Media Center)

Women and Equality in the Workplace: A Reference Handbook
By Janet Zollinger Giele and Leslie F. Stebbins. ABC-CLIO, 2003
Call Number: HD6095 .G48 2003

Women and Workplace Discrimination: Overcoming Barriers to Gender Equality
By Raymond F. Gregory. Rutgers UP, 2003
Call Number: HD6095 .G733 2003

Women At War: Gender Issues of Americans in Combat
By Rosemarie Skaine. McFarland & Company, 1999
Call Number: UB418 .W65 S56 1999

Work Smarts for Women: The Essential Sex Discrimination Survival Guide
By Patti Paniccia. Ballantine Books, 2000
Call Number: HD6060.5 .U5 P36 2000