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Monday, June 7, 2010

Does reaching curtain level eliminate inequality for woman?

A woman’s power

Despite the odds woman can overcome all the complication. In the past, woman has struggled desperately because they were degraded by the men. If we take a closer look at the issues surrounding the differences between the male and female roles in the workforce and in education, we will notice that women tend to be one step below men on the "status" or "importance" ladder. In American society, the woman has always been viewed in the traditional viewpoint of what role she should play in the home; that she is the homemaker or caretaker. Even when women break from the stereotypical role of "housewife" and join the workforce, they still are not given an equal opportunity at acquiring a job that is seen to be as advancing or of higher recognition, as they would like to have. Men usually already take those positions. Men are traditionally seen as being in the "supervisor" position in the home. They are the heads of the household, the breadwinners, and the women are behind the scenes, like the threads that hold everything together. The same can be said about the workplace. Men tend to hold administrative positions, while women usually have the positions that support the administrator.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blog post # 5

# Interview with James cerofeci (10/18/1981)
The interviewer was trying to find out the development of the union. How it all started and what is the contribution was happened? And who was involved with it? He was interviewing a rubbing man in the piano factory who promoted himself a “business manager of union”
The interviewer went very deep to the topic and trying to find the smallest clue about formation of the union. He asked question like who was involved and how they got together what kind of discrimination happened. How they talk about the problem and as a union manager how he connect with other people .James also explained , he was doing same rubbing for rest of his life there was no change and they did not have enough modern equipment to work with . They work so hard but company cut their wages. He also explained about his local 101 union formation; they asked for protection in the job, holydays and more.
This interview explained the history after World War II when the worker was coming back to work. He also talks about the black man started to coming to working in the factory but there was hardly any black before 1970. In Steinway there was more Germany in the factory.