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Mothers unite! : organizing for workplace flexibility and the transformation of family life / Jocelyn Elise Crowley.

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Subject: Mothers > United States > Societies and clubs.
Women employees > United States > Societies and clubs.
Work and family > United States.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0801467454
  • ISBN: 9780801467455
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: American mothers, American troubles -- Power in numbers -- Why join? -- Barriers to organizing on behalf of workplace flexibility : are mommy war attitudes to blame? -- Workplace flexibility options -- Are we in a movement now? can we get there? -- Mothers need leadership, too.
Summary: "In Mothers Unite!, a bold and hopeful new rallying cry for changing the relationship between home and the workplace, the author envisions a genuine, universal world of workplace flexibility that helps mothers who stay at home, those who work part time, and those who work full time balance their commitments to their jobs and their families. Achieving this goal, she argues, will require a broad-based movement that harnesses the energy of existing organizations of mothers that already support workplace flexibility in their own ways. Crowley examines the efforts of five diverse national mothers' organizations: Mocha Moms, which aims to assist mothers of color; Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), which stresses the promotion of Christian values; Mothers & More, which emphasizes support for those moving in and out of the paid workforce; MomsRising, which focuses on online political advocacy; and the National Association of Mothers' Centers (NAMC), which highlights community-based networking. After providing an engaging and detailed account of the history, membership profiles, strategies, and successes of each of these organizations, Crowley suggests actions that will allow greater workplace flexibility to become a viable reality and points to many opportunities to promote intergroup mobilization and unite mothers once and for all."--Jacket.
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