Working at the Navy Yard

Anthony II, Susan B.
May 1944
New Republic;5/1/44, Vol. 110 Issue 18, p597
Focuses on the strenuous working conditions at the Washington Navy Yard where the women are required to work day in and day out without getting proper rest. Struggle of a mother working in the yard to fulfill her duties towards family and job; Discrimination in pay and promotions against women working in the yard; Facilities for women far less than those provided to men; Lack of locker facilities for women; Questions raised over the most basic demands of the workers; Protests against the lack of representation of women in any body addressing the grievances of the workers; Denial of leaves to workers; Pressure to work under such inhuman conditions for the need of money; Suggestions for planned production, planned community service, labor-utilization inspectors and labor-management committees at the yard.


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