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Jacob Zumoff on The Red Thread; the Passaic Textile Strike

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 →

September 23rd, 2021

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Front-line workers in the covid-19 fight need unions

by William Jones  on April 23rd,2020

New Deal-era labor laws must be refreshed and improved to support and empower today’s essential workers.

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When the Home Is a Workplace

by Eileen Boris  on April 17th,2020
In California, new legislation would expand the rules of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to cover all workers—if domestic workers and their allies have their way. Read more →

LAWCHA at OAH

by Jacob Remes  on March 18th,2019
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Sleeping Giant: When Public Workers Awake

by Leon Fink  on February 6th,2019
It was the radical African-American intellectual, W.E.B. Du Bois, who famously called the mass disaffection and migration of southern slaves to Union battle lines in the Civil War a “general strike.” Read more →

Class Prejudice and the Democrats’ Blue Wave?

by Jack Metzgar  on November 30th,2018
Two days after the mid-term elections, The Washington Post published an analysis under the headline “These wealthy neighborhoods delivered Democrats the House majority.” Read more →

The AHA and the Chicago Hotel Strike

by Julie Greene  on October 20th,2018
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Labor Song of the Month: “Harry Bridges”

by Peter Cole  on September 20th,2018
Nowadays, the name Harry Bridges elicits no response from the average American. Some San Francisco Bay Area residents might connect his name to the large plaza outside the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero running alongside the bay. Read more →

What’s up with wages? Nothing, and that’s a problem (not a puzzle)

by Daniel Graff  on September 20th,2018
Increasing inequality is a pressing problem requiring serious research and vigorous debate as we strive for policies that improve people’s opportunities and outcomes. One direct way to tackle this challenge is to confront the problem of pay, especially in the United States, where our public culture has long correlated hard work with personal worth and our public policies have wedded social benefits to employment via tax credits, health care insurance and pensions. Read more →

The Fight for Good Jobs and a Democratic Economy

by Jonathan Kissam  on September 5th,2018
Jonathan Kissam, historian and Communications Director for United Electrical Workers Union, digs into the past for some ideas for the future, in a post originally… Read more →

Martin J. Bennett, “50 Years Ago: King, Memphis, and the Poor People’s Campaign,” Beyond Chron, May 31, 2018

by Ryan Poe  on June 25th,2018
Most Americans know that a white racist assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4,1968 – fifty years ago. But few understand the historical context and why King was in Memphis. Read more →

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