African-American Women and the Struggle for Equality in the Meatpacking Industry, 1940-1960

  title={African-American Women and the Struggle for Equality in the Meatpacking Industry, 1940-1960},
  author={Bruce R. Fehn},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  pages={45 - 69}
Between 1940 and 1960, African-American women in the United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) forged interracial coalitions to address race and sex discrimination in the meatpacking industry. Drawing upon experiences obtained in African-American community organizations, they took advantage of openings provided by the UPWA's progressive leadership to attack companies' discriminatory employment practices and break down workplace segregation. The racial integration of women's work spaces… Expand
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