Welcome to Labor Online’s first on-screen interview with an author of a recently published book. We’ll be continuing to do author interviews in written form, but we’ll be experimenting with short introductions through these interviews. Today we welcome Jacob Zumoff, history professor at New Jersey City University, and author of the new book, The Red Thread: The Passaic Textile Strike.Read more →
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Labor Online is pleased to present the entire forum on John French’s new book, Lula and His Politics of Cunning:From Metalworker to President of Brazil recently published in Labor: Studies in Working Class History.
The forum includes essays by Adrián Lerner Patrón, Alejandro Velasco, Antonio Luigi Negro, Alex Lichtenstein, and Brodwyn Fischer, with a response by John French, all offered free until the end of November, courtesy of Duke University Press.Read more →
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, died on August 5, 2021 at the age of 72 after a lifetime of service dedicated to America’s working families. He worked to guide the labor movement amidst rapid changes with his signature emphasis on capital stewardship, organizing rights, global solidarity, and working-class political power.Read more →
This recent issue of the Labor: Studies in Working Class History features a terrific essay “Did Emmett Till Die in Vain? Organized Labor Says No!”: The United Packinghouse Workers and Civil Rights Unionism in the Mid-1950s by Matthew Nichter that brings new light to the Emmett Till story.Read more →
Teaching Labor’s Story: Writing Workshop
Saturday, May 22
Session B: 10:45 – 12 PST/12:45-2 CST/1:45-3 EST
Are you committed to bringing labor and working class history into the mainstream ?
Are you looking for a worthwhile peer-reviewed publication opportunity?
Are you interested in building connections with labor scholars?Read more →
RWDSU Critics Have Misrepresented the Facts and Missed the Point
Ever since the RWDSU’s election lost to Amazon in the most-watched union campaign in decades, we have heard from celebrity-seeking “organizing experts,” most of whom weren’t in Alabama, didn’t speak to anyone involved in the RWDSU campaign, yet know exactly what the union organizers did wrong and what they should have done in order to be successful.Read more →
First, we must recognize that the overwhelming vote against the union in Bessemer marks a decisive defeat, not to be under estimated. It will undoubtedly have a dampening effect on other workers, especially given its broad media attention, and the high expectations of many.Read more →
Workers at Amazon’s distribution center in Bessemer, Alabama are voting in a historic union election — whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). This is a mail-in NLRB ballot that will end on March 29. Last month, we discovered that, starting in January, Amazon had hired two prominent anti-union consultants, Russell Brown and Melissa Smith of Florida-based Road Warrior Productions (RWP), to assist with its campaign against the RWDSU.Read more →
News that hopeful immigrants continue to be transported across the border under the Biden administration at levels last reached in 2018 makes it clear that the early weeks of the new administration will not bring a policy sea-change. And it makes the essays in the new issue of Labor 18:1, which discuss elements of U.S.Read more →
12 Facts About Morgan Lewis, Amazon’s Powerful Anti-Union Law Firm
Unless the NLRB upholds Amazon’s recent appeal of a mail-in ballot, almost 6000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama (BHM1), which opened in last spring, will vote on whether or not to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) between February 8 and March 29, 2021.Read more →