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COVID’s Economic Impact on Women

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On December 15, 2020
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, that’s certainly true as well. Here’s an interview with Rachel Flum, who directs the Economic Progress Institute, which does work on low income economic policy in […]
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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 history demonstrates at least the potential for cross-class solidarity among labor issues at this time, but also the disconnect between 19th century middle class reformers and the working […]

#MeToo in Trucking

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On May 23, 2019

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

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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 United Mine Workers of America president John L. Lewis who hated the independent and socialist UMWA local in that state, demonstrated the […]
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