Do unions promote gender equality?

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Do workers' unions promote gender equality? The scholarship in the past thirty years has increasingly questioned the ability of unions to give voice to the needs of all workers, including foreign workers, workers with disabilities, elderly workers, gay and lesbian workers, and women. This article shows that unions promote a patriarchal division of labor in society through an empirical study of most of the sectorial collective agreements with employers in Israel. The fathers' role in these collective agreements is to support their family
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)89-109
JournalDuke journal of gender law & policy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014


  • Patriarchy
  • Gender equality
  • Influence
  • Research
  • Labor unions
  • Division of labor
  • Maternity & paternity leaves
  • Families & family life
  • Gender
  • Mothers
  • Studies
  • Feminism
  • Labor law
  • Working hours
  • Workers
  • Equal rights
  • Sex discrimination
  • Agreements
  • Equality


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