Review of Women and Revolution, edited by Lydia Sargent, South End Press.
Why is it that women have been discriminated against, not treated equally, oppressed? Is this due to the workings of the capitalist system? Is there, apart from the workings of the capitalist system, a separate system of male power, a “patriarchy”? And what is the role of patriarchy under capitalism?
by Chris Fillmer
On Dec. 19, 1983, 74% of the Greyhound Bus Lines employees who belong to the Amalgamated Transit Union voted to accept a contract with Greyhound that amounted to a 15% wage/benefit cut overall. Not only were outstanding issues such as safety problems and abuse of casual or “extra-board” drivers not dealt with, the workers took a direct 7.8% pay cut along with the loss of four to five paid vacation days; also, the company will no longer cover the complete cost of health insurance or pensions.