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Not Your Father’s Anti-Union Movement: Ten Key Facts About Starbucks’ Union Avoidance Law Firm, Littler Mendelson

by on March 7, 2022

Since winning two NLRB elections at Buffalo stores last December, the remarkable Starbucks Workers United  union campaign has now spread to well over 100 stores in over 26 states. In response, Starbucks management has bombarded baristas with anti-union text messages, forced them to attend “captive audience meetings,” threatened to close unionized stores and tried to drive out activists at unionized stores in Buffalo, New York, attempted to pack bargaining units with newly-hired employees and limited their contact with pro-union workers, and allegedly fired union several union activists at stores in Memphis and elsewhere.

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I Am Not a Writer

by on February 24, 2022

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.

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2 New Teaching Labor’s Story Units: Women’s Rights are Labor Rights

by on February 23, 2022

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 the 1966 National Organization of Women’s Statement of Purpose 

            Document Selection and Teaching Guide by: Katherine Turk, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Debs makes the case for women’s suffrage with a combination of natural rights and class interest arguments, draws support from the new science of sociology, and makes a not-very-subtle critique of patriarchy within the socialist movement itself.

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