Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

Unions in the Nonprofit Social Services: Gendered Resistance

Document type Book chapter
Series Editor Savage, Larry
Editor Savage, Larry
Author Baines, Donna
Series Editor Ross, Stephanie
Editor Ross, Stephanie
Book Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity
Publisher Fernwood; Halifax
Date 2013
ISBN 9781552665, 1552665844
Pages 80-90


Portrays nonprofit social services as a largely female, increasingly diverse workforce with a strong care ethic. Concludes that values of social justice and social unionism are integral both to worker engagement and resistance of state austerity and managerialism.