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On October 11, 1979, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the chemical company American Cyanamid $10,000 for coercing women workers into sterilization if they wanted to work in jobs where they would be exposed to lead and chemicals. This tiny fine for systemic sex discrimination and pollution was in no way enough of […]
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Women, Water, and Labor

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On July 25, 2017
In thinking about both labor issues and global development, the connection between women’s work and water supplies must be central. In much of the world, women work incredibly hard hauling water from often distant sources to homes. In the United States, this was the case into the 1940s, at least in rural America (Caro’s The […]
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Ladies: Work Will Set You Free

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On April 19, 2017
Above: The most feminist factory collapse of all time Why didn’t anyone tell me it is “Women Will Be Freed by Labor Exploitation Day?” Example A on ‘the feminist side of sweatshops” (!!!) Fears of exploitation now often center on South and Southeast Asia. Human Rights Watch recently published a piece condemning Cambodia‚Äôs garment factories. […]

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,

Book Notes

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On July 5, 2016

As I am desperately trying to write the draft of my book on strikes, one of the things I’ve had to sacrifice is writing book reviews here. They take too long to do well. But I did want to note a

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