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I’m glad someone in the media is paying attention to the impact of COVID-19 and the decline of the global economy on the tenuous status of unionized garment workers in south and southeast Asia. Elizabeth Paton at the Times on the fears that this will become a big ol’ excuse for some unionbusting. Myan Mode, […]
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 women workers, issues that are a lot more important in the lives of the working-class than brief revolutionary moments that […]

Sweatshops Kill

On September 27, 2017

I am far from surprised that a sizable number of the deaths in the Mexico earthquake are sweatshop workers toiling in an unsafe building. In Mexico City, social movements and working people are in mou

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