At least five years before Mexican labor activist Caritina Piña arrived in the working-class barrio of Villa Cecilia in the outskirts of Tampico, Reynalda González Parra had co-founded one of the most radical labor collectives in the entire world. It was 1915 and amid one of the bloodiest revolutions of the twentieth century González Parra, alongside Mexican, Spanish, and other activists, founded the Tampico local of the Casa del Obrero Mundial (COM)—the House of the Global Worker. Read more →
“Protest” or “hunger strike?” Officials at the Robert N. Davoren complex (R.N.D.C.), a jail part of the Rikers Island correctional facility, have offered conflicting statements on the actions of a group of detainees who protested their living conditions on January 8th. Read more →
Lisa Phillips spoke to Jenny Carson about her new book, A Matter of Moral Justice, on Black women laundry workers in New York. It was recently published by the University of Illinois Press. 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 →
We are glad to take this article from behind a paywall link at the Labor: Studies in Working Class History, and are grateful that Duke University Press will make it free for the next two months. And we are grateful that the authors, Gordon Mantler and Rachel Riedner, have provided an update for us. Read more →
An election looms. An unpopular president wrestles with historic unemployment rates. Demonstrations erupt in hundreds of locations. The president deploys Army units to suppress peaceful protests in the nation’s capital. And most of all he worries about an affable Democratic candidate who is running against him without saying much about a platform or plans. Read more →