Articles tagged with labor

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Mike Konczal

Labor activists once understood time to be a checking mechanism on market activity. In our own era of uncontrolled working hours, this is a vision of freedom worth recapturing.

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Jessa Crispin

The pandemic has foregrounded women's exploitation in the home and challenged feminism to once again go beyond middle-class concerns. 

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Daniel Carpenter

U.S. democracy and the U.S. postal service share a long, entangled history. An attack against one signals an attack against the other.

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Erin L. Kelly Emilio J. Castilla Barbara Dyer Nathan Wilmers Thomas A. Kochan Paul Osterman

Workers deserve substantive policy reforms that point the way to a better future, especially in this year of unprecedented crisis.

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Astra Taylor Todd Wolfson

Astra Taylor talks with Rutgers faculty union president Todd Wolfson about organizing academic communities in the age of COVID-19.

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Samuel Clowes Huneke

In 1961 Frank Kameny became the first person to ask the Supreme Court to protect the employment rights of homosexuals. The fact that the Court finally has—sixty years later—points to both the successes and agonies of a legalistic approach to activism.

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Julie Kohler

Neoliberalism rests on the myth that “good” families can provide for their own without public support. COVID-19 may finally change all that.

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Rajan Menon Jeffrey Kucik

The deep, growing divisions in U.S. society have an outsize effect in determining who suffers from this pandemic—as well as how the government responds.

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Anne L. Alstott

Society relies on the unpaid, invisible work of parents—mostly mothers—to care for children and to buffer kids from trauma and stress. Supporting that work during COVID-19 requires direct cash support to families.

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Mark Nowak

When Celes Tisdale led poetry workshops at Attica State Prison, soon after the 1971 uprising, some of the prisoners were still recovering from gunshots. Their writings demonstrates the power of poetry to help oppressed people heal from trauma and organize their political thinking.