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On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. This was the most important piece of legislation on the long road to pay equality by gender, a goal that we have still not reached. For the vast majority of American history, women were paid less than men by intention. The only […]
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COVID and Child Labor

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On November 17, 2020
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. With COVID, everything has gotten worse for these workers and that very much includes their children. Throughout this year’s agricultural season, migrant farmworkers have […]
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Leaning In: Historical Edition

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On August 25, 2020
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 families today, there was a time when many Americans resisted the idea of women doing anything outside of the confines of home. The […]

#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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