16.03.2011 § Leave a comment
In the US, out of every 5 people who lost their government jobs this year in the US, 4 were women!!! Yow! that makes 202,000 in total. And of all (nonfarm) jobs added to the US economy between Jan 2010 and Jan 2011, more than 95 percent went to men!! DIZAMN! “Even in the service sector, where women are overrepresented, only 99,000 new jobs went to women in the past year, while nearly 800,000, or eight of every nine, went to men. Women have lost 59,000 retail jobs since last year, while men grabbed 147,000”
“These companies would rather lay off a woman whose husband is working than a man who’s a sole provider,” Serdjuk said. “I always felt like I was perceived as having a working husband, and throughout my working career, I’ve heard that remark.”
Can a General Strike have a gender analysis? Can a General Strike help destroy white society? Plus: Austerity Stats!
09.03.2011 § 1 Comment
So there’v been sum posters done to push for general strike
But like, it also just so happens that the people who the cuts are targeting are women in general, black women in particular, and POC in general. Should the form of the General Strike be adequate to this reality? Could it be?
Some people have been doing some sweet stats on this stuff. 23.3 percent of black women work in the public sector, the highest percentage of any group in the US, and so will be hit disproportionately. If we only look at states that are seriously in crisis, then the percentages go way up —
It’s hard to escape the fact that, in the states and localities with the biggest budget crunches (New Jersey, California, New York…) public employees are uniquely black.
appears that public sector job and benefit cuts will be centrally to women-dominated fields, while the fields most male-dominated are being generally left untouched:
If we focus on public sector employees at the local level, it becomes clear that women and their families will receive the brunt of the effects of these anti-union bills floating around state capitols in the Midwest. The most common occupation for local public sector women workers is elementary and middle school teachers (22 percent). The most common occupation for local public sector male workers? Police and sheriff’s patrol officers, a group whose union representatives would be excluded from proposed legislation.
thorough statistical report on Women and Men’s employment in the public sector: Women and Men in the Public Sector