That farm labor gets such a tiny amount of attention even from liberals is quite distressing. But the exploitation of these workers needs continued publicity through whatever megaphones we may have. W
In 1974, Batgirl was very unhappy over Batman’s sexist pay structure.
Very interesting piece by the historian Allison Lange on how the debate around whether can “have it all” goes back to the suffrage movement. While this work is a necessity for most familie
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 April 7, 1947, telephone operators for the major phone companies walked off the job. This action was the precursor to the formation of the Communication Workers of America, one of the most importan
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 July 10, 1986, United Airlines agreed to pay a minimum of nearly $33 million in restitution and reinstate at least 475 fired flight attendants to compensate for illegally firing them for getting ma
On March 20, 1991, the Supreme Court decided the case of United Auto Workers v. Johnson Controls. In this case, the Court, unanimously but with factions, held that private sector policies banning wome