Issues of rights or equity for working women (and men) promise to continue to be as hotly contested in the 1990s as these issues were in the 1970s and 1980s. Organizations representing women workers have been active over the last two decades in seeking policies that address equity issues for working women along with more traditional demands for better wages and benefits. The context for these issues is the increasing number of women in responsibilities for earning wages while simultaneously bearing or caring for children and other family members.