Jenny Carson profiles some of the dynamic early leaders of the New York laundry workers union uprising of the 1930s, and how their fight for a democratic union met resistance from a notable CIO union, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers. It is a window into her longer treatment in A Matter of Moral Justice, published by University of Illinois Press –editor Read more →
New Deal-era labor laws must be refreshed and improved to support and empower today’s essential workers.Read more →
Martin J. Bennett, “50 Years Ago: King, Memphis, and the Poor People’s Campaign,” Beyond Chron, May 31, 2018
The Decline of Faculty Tenure :Less From an Oversupply of PhDs, & More from the Systematic De-Valuation of PhD as a Prereq for College Teaching
Bob Rossi’s poem “Deincarnation” was published in December 2021’s Labor: Studies in Working Class History. He’s graced us with another. I Am Not A Writer Bob Rossi Late one night, wearied by the misfortunes And follies of men, I put aside my work And wondered at continuing. It has been a century, longer, since those… Read more →
What do labor history and movements for women’s rights have in common? Check out the new additions to the Teaching Labor’s Story resource bank: a 1910 article advocating women’s suffrage by Kate Debs (yes, that Debs) Document Selection and Teaching Guide by Michelle Killion Morahn, Affiliated Faculty, Indiana State University and… Read more →
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