Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

Cracking Labour's Glass Ceiling: Transforming Lives Through Women's Union Education

Document type Book
Author Paavo, Adriane
Author Hanson, Cindy
Author Sisters in Labour Education
Publisher Fernwood Publishing; Halifax, N.S.
Date 2019
ISBN 978-1-77363-209-4
Pages 144 pages


Although the health of the trade union movement may rest on its ability to include women in membership and leadership, little attention has been paid to women-only labour education. This original collection contains vibrant example of labour education events and the women involved who develop, implement, research, evaluate and facilitate at them. All the contributors speak from first-hand experience with women-only programs in unions across Canada, the United States and the world. They identify the methods used in pursuit of learner empowerment and transformation, and frankly discuss the outcomes. These real-life examples offer practical guidance and inspiration for all who create and support activist learning within unions and other social-justice organizations. -- Publisher's description