by Ed Simon
Any party, politician, or perspective which offers meaning, which gives us roses, will have an advantage as we face the inevitable economic and social collapse of the neo-liberal paradigm.
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
by Ralph Callebert
There is thus an extensive literature on dockworkers and their activism. Peter Cole’s Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area fits in this tradition.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Oenone Kubie
Why is there a significant push to resurrect child labor.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Mary Angelica Painter
History tells us that ignoring these grievances could lead to catastrophic consequences.
by Katrina Gulliver
On April 30, the Evening World ran an extra edition that, under the headline “NATION-WIDE TERRORIST PLOT,” described the “infernal machines” as part of a conspiracy.
SOURCE: Labor and Working Class History Association
by Lara Vapnek
For the past forty years, Alice Kessler-Harris has been on the vanguard of labor history and of women’s and gender history.
More women entered the work force during the economically tough era, but the jobs they took were relegated as "women's work" and poorly paid.
And how they shaped American and labor history.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Steven C. Beda
Remembering the 1919 Seattle General Strike on its 100th anniversary.
by Leon Fink
What W.E.B. Du Bois and American labor history can teach us about the government shutdown's end.
SOURCE: Seattle Times
Ahead of its 100th anniversary, revisiting the Seattle General Strike and the city’s long legacy of organized labor
The Seattle General Strike lasted six days, with not a single shot fired nor a single striker arrested.
Jefferson Cowie is a professor of labor history at Cornell and the author of “Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class.”ITHACA, N.Y. — SEVENTY-FIVE years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act to give a policy backbone to his belief that goods that were not produced under “rudimentary standards of decency” should not be “allowed to pollute the channels of interstate trade."The act is the bedrock of modern employment law. It outlawed child labor, guaranteed a minimum wage, established the official length of the workweek at 40 hours, and required overtime pay for anything more. Capping the working week encouraged employers to hire more people rather than work the ones they had to exhaustion. All this came not from the magic of market equilibrium but from federal policy.For decades afterward, Congress brought more people under the law’s purview and engaged in perennial struggles to maintain or increase the minimum wage. Fifty years ago this month, John F. Kennedy signed its most important amendment, the Equal Pay Act, which guaranteed women and others equal pay for equal work....
- 1619 Project: New York Times Magazine Publishes Special Edition Dedicated to American Slavery and Its Legacies
- National Security Archive Releases New Briefing Book on Chernobyl through the Eyes of the Soviet Politburo, KGB, and U.S. Intelligence
- Before Trump eyed Greenland: Here’s what happened last time the US bought a large chunk of the Arctic
- Illinois Governor Signs Bill Mandating Public Schools Teach LGBTQ History
- Controversial Monument to Women’s Suffrage Redesigned to Include Sojourner Truth
- Historian Elizabeth Hinton Profiled in Harvard Magazine: Color and Incarceration
- 'Clearly, he did not take part in our curriculum': Historians bash Ken Cuccinelli's revised Statue of Liberty Poem
- The Increasing Popularity of Hotel Historians
- If You Call It History, You’ve Got to Do History’: Historians Chafe at a Video That Omitted Their University’s Whites-Only Origins
- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum gets grants to help publish Abraham Lincoln papers