'Not a Man's Union': Women Teamsters in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s

  title={'Not a Man's Union': Women Teamsters in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s},
  author={Leah F. Vosko and David Scott Witwer},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  pages={169 - 192}
This article traces the transformation of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a labor organization that had formally excluded women, but began to recruit them into membership in the 1940s. Government directives forced the temporary abeyance of the exclusionary policy during World War II, and after the war the union leadership's desire to expand the organization's size and scope led to a dramatic shift; women were then welcomed as members and promised equal treatment. Women Teamsters in… 
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