National Homeworkers Association

  • Homeworkers or home workers are defined by the International Labour Organization as people working from their homes or from other premises of their choosing other than the workplace, for remuneration, which results of a product or service specified by the employer.
  • (Homeworking) The modern concept of small office/home office, or SoHo, refers to the category of business, which involves from 1 to 10 workers. SOHO can also stand for small or home office or single office/home office.
  • (Home-working) Use of a room or rooms in a residential property for the carrying out of a business activity.
  • A person who works from home, esp. doing low-paid piecework
  • (often in names) A group of people organized for a joint purpose
  • a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
  • the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
  • the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
  • A plant community defined by a characteristic group of dominant plant species
  • A connection or cooperative link between people or organizations
  • of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country; "national hero"; "national anthem"; "a national landmark"
  • a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
  • limited to or in the interests of a particular nation; "national interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national policy"
  • Of or relating to a nation; common to or characteristic of a whole nation
  • Owned, controlled, or financially supported by the federal government
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Getting by: Women Homeworkers and Rural Economic Development (Rural America)
Getting by: Women Homeworkers and Rural Economic Development (Rural America)
In this book Christina Gringeri investigates the effects of homeworking on workers--mainly women--and their families and explores the role of the state in subsidizing the development of homeworking jobs that depend on gender as an organizing principle. She focuses on two Midwestern communities--Riverton, Wisconsin and Prairie Hills, Iowa--where more than 80 families have supplemented their incomes since 1986 as home-based contractors of small auto parts for The Middle Company, a Fortune 500 manufacturer and subcontractor of General Motors.
Gringeri looks at rural development from the perspective of local and state officials as well as that of the workers. Through the use of extensive personal interviews, she shows how the advantage of homework for women--being able to stay home with their families--is outweighed by the disadvantages--piecework pay far below minimum wage, long hours, unstable contracts, and lack of company benefits.
Instead of providing the hoped-for financial panacea for rural families, Gringeri argues, industrial homework reinforces the unequal position of women as low-wage workers and holds families and communities below or near poverty level.

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detail of a shoping cart before a homeworker market in winterthur
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shoping carts before a homeworker market in winterthur
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The homeworker and the outlook; a descriptive study of tailoresses and boxmakers
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