Rights At Work: Pay Equity Reform and the Politics of Legal Mobilization

Paperback | June 25, 1994

byMichael W. McCann

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What role has litigation played in the struggle for equal pay between women and men? In Rights at Work, Michael W. McCann explains how wage discrimination battles have raised public legal consciousness and helped reform activists mobilize working women in the pay equity movement over the past two decades.

Rights at Work explores the political strategies in more than a dozen pay equity struggles since the late 1970s, including battles of state employees in Washington and Connecticut, as well as city employees in San Jose and Los Angeles. Relying on interviews with over 140 union and feminist activists, McCann shows that, even when the courts failed to correct wage discrimination, litigation and other forms of legal advocacy provided reformers with the legal discourse—the understanding of legal rights and their constraints—for defining and advancing their cause.

Rights at Work offers new insight into the relation between law and social change—the ways in which grass roots social movements work within legal rights traditions to promote progressive reform.

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What role has litigation played in the struggle for equal pay between women and men? In Rights at Work, Michael W. McCann explains how wage discrimination battles have raised public legal consciousness and helped reform activists mobilize working women in the pay equity movement over the past two decades.Rights at Work explores the pol...

Michael W. McCann is chair and professor in the department of political science at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of Taking Reform Seriously: Perspectives on Public Interest Liberalism.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:372 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:June 25, 1994Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226555720

ISBN - 13:9780226555720

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acronyms
1: Introduction
2: Pay Equity as Public Policy
3: Law as a Catalyst
4: The Social Context of Legal Mobilization
5: Compelling Concessions: Law as a Club
6: Implementation in the Dimming Shadows of Law
7: Rights Consciousness and Social Change
8: Legal Mobilization and Political Struggle
Appendixes
References
Index