As usual, the problem with women in the economy comes back to sexism, both in and out of the home. In March 2020, unemployment rates for men and women age 16 and over were indistinguishable — 4.4%
We know that natural disasters are in fact human disasters that exacerbate previously existing inequalities in society. That very much includes gender inequality. In my state of Rhode Island, thatR
In 1974, Batgirl was very unhappy over Batman’s sexist pay structure.
On September 17, 1868, the Working Women’s Association formed as the working class representation within the women’s suffrage and labor movements. This short-lived moment in our labor hist
On July 28, 1869, the Daughters of St. Crispin was founded. This was the first national women’s labor union in American history and, while short lived, a great example of early women’s str
On July 19, 1881, Black laundry workers in Atlanta formed the Washing Society to demand labor rights. This remarkable moment shows how Black workers continued their struggle for freedom after the end
I was happy to be quoted in this excellent and important American Prospect piece on sexual harassment in trucking. Not long after Claudia Lopez began her career in trucking, a male colleague began to
On December 15, 1921, the Kansas National Guard arrived to break up women’s marches in support of a strike of coal miners in southeastern Kansas. That intervention, done with the open support of