posts tagged aslabor history

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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Immigrant Societies and Union Culture

by on December 2, 2021

Bob Rossi is a long-time member of the Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota, (SNPJ) who has interviewed and corresponded with dozens of SNPJ members in writing a history of the 1920s coalfield culture and union battles. This post is derived from a presentation he gave to SNPJ Lodge #371 in Cle Elum, Washington in September.

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Essential or Expendable? Working in Higher Education during COVID-19

This is the first in a series of essays on “Higher Ed Wall-to Wall in Tennessee,” which will continue for the rest of this week. This series of posts highlights voices and union-led campaigns on higher-ed campuses across Tennessee. We hope to offer both a picture of the challenges that we face and perhaps some organizing solutions, particularly to other higher education employees in right-to-work states, to help navigate the shifting academic terrain that we are experiencing in the face of COVID-19.

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