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On July 4, 1857, Australian miners drove 2,500 Chinese miners out of a camp in Victoria and killed at least three of them. The Buckland Riot was indicative of the hostility whites around the world felt toward Chinese immigrants in the nineteenth century. The Buckland Valley of northeastern Victoria became a major gold mining sector […]
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For all the talk about “Real Work,” which always means blue-collar factory work of some form or another, done by white men, the actual reality of the American workplace is service work. That’s only going to grow. That needs to be our focus in creating labor policy for the future. Ai-Jen Poo and Palak Shah […]
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Labor Rights Talk

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On June 12, 2020
The Actors Circle Ensemble is doing an incredible set of socially distanced plays around social justice issues, followed by a scholar providing commentary on the various movement. Last week, I did the first one, on labor rights and workplace issues. Unfortunately, the plays (which were all very good) are not on YouTube, but my talk […]
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Tonight’s film is something I dug up the other day. In 1986, TWA flight attendants went on strike when scumbag venture capitalist Carl Icahn bought the company and mandated a 44% wage cut on the attendants because they were women and therefore it was just pin money. This was part of the general unionbusting of […]
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