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Kathy Andrade, RIP

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On July 22, 2021
For a century, the American labor movement, taken as a whole, was anti-immigrant, based in part on racism and based in part on the fear of new workers undermining whatever they had won. From Sam Gompers to Cesar Chavez, sharp anti-immigrant rhetoric was the name of the game. This is one of the great shames […]

The Work Week

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On July 14, 2021

One thing the pandemic has done is made people question whether the 5-day work week really makes sense. People had done that before the pandemic too, but like a lot of things, the pandemic took previo

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In 2013, the Rana Plaza collapsed, killing 1,129 workers making your clothing. No one in America cared. American companies made sure nothing would change. European companies at least agreed to minor changes in workplace safety, but even that was quite limited. So it’s hardly surprising that death on the job would remain a central feature […]
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An unfortunate side effect of the pandemic globally has been the rushing back of child labor after decades of decline. In 2020, the world marked a rise in child labor for the first time in two decades. Additionally, with the coronavirus pandemic upending economies and closing schools, the United Nations believes by 2022, the problem […]
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On July 1, 1962, doctors in Saskatchewan went on strike to try and stop the province from creating a universal healthcare system. A reminder that not all strikes are inherently good, this attempt by elites to withhold their labor so that workers with less money than they would not receive good healthcare was a pretty […]
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