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On July 10, 1986, United Airlines agreed to pay a minimum of nearly $33 million in restitution and reinstate at least 475 fired flight attendants to compensate for illegally firing them for getting married. This was the all-too rare case of women winning compensation for their inherent sexism they faced on the job for essentially […]
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On October 1, 1833, Baltimore seamstresses went on strike. While not a epoch-changing event in American labor history, it is a good moment to get into the everyday drudgery and struggles of urban antebellum white workers, issues that are a lot more important in the lives of the working-class than brief revolutionary moments that capture […]
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On May 12, 1878, Catharine Beecher died. This is a moment to discuss the incredible importance of Beecher’s 1841 book Treatise on Domestic Economy, its influence on housework for middle class women, and the general rise of housework as a modern middle class phenomenon that transformed the nation. Born in 1800 in East Hampton, New […]
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Child Care Workers

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On March 8, 2017
Given that we claim to care for our children, enough for many of us to engage in systemic racism by moving to the suburbs for the schools or sending our kids to private schools if we stay in the city, helping to replicate generations of racialized educational inequality, you would think that we would actually […]
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