Jennifer Klein

posts and bio Jennifer Klein

Jennifer Klein is co-author of Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (with Eileen Boris), and professor of history at Yale University. She is active with New Haven's community-labor economic justice alliance, New Haven Rising.

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein, “History Shows How 2 Million Workers Lost Rights,” Time

by , on January 14, 2015

Over the last year, the nation has seen a tumultuous wave of low-wage workers contesting terms of employment that perpetually leave them impoverished and economically insecure. It’s a fight in which home-care workers—one of the fastest growing labor forces—have long participated, as home attendants and aides have historically been singled out for denial of basic labor rights.

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Hunger strike in Philadelphia enters 12th day

by , on June 29, 2013

Philadelphia is now witnessing the 12th day of a hunger strike  among workers and parents protesting the draconian Philadelphia school district budget plan passed last month. At the center are the noontime lunchroom aides represented by Local 634 of UNITE HERE.

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