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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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On June 5, 1939, the Supreme Court decided Hague v. CIO. This case decided that the streets were public spaces where unions could organize under the principle of the First Amendment, ending decades of corporations using their friends in law enforcement to shut down labor organizing on the street. Companies and law enforcement had long […]

Labor Theatre

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On June 2, 2020

On Saturday at 8, I am going to be participating in a very cool event. The Actors Circle Ensemble is putting on a series of three short plays on labor and organizing today. That is going to be followe

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