Exploring a dilemma in the feminisms: Unions effects on the sexes' desires for promotion
LE3 .A278 2014
Bachelor of Business Administration
The role unions play in advancing the cause of women or diversity in the workplace continues to be shrouded in uncertainty. A school of thought labelled as conservative feminism in this study believes that unions are harmful while another school labelled as radical feminism believes that unions are constructive. Despite this disagreement, there is a significant literature gap in the interrelationship between organizations, unions, gender, and the desire for promotion. The quantitative methodology used to investigate this gap uses a convenience sample of unionized and non-unionized employees. However, insufficient data was collected to address the hypotheses presented in this thesis. Instead, the findings of this study focus on the difficulties of primary quantitative research, the lack of trade union democracy, and the relationship between housework and desire for promotion. Through reflexivity, this thesis arrives at the conclusion that bringing conservative feminist ideas into this field is enlightening.
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