by HNN Staff
What panelists at #AHA19 had to say graduate student labor and organizing on college campuses.
SOURCE: The Nation
Labor was militant in the 1970s despite George Meaney’s cozy relationship with Nixon, says historian Lane Windham.
SOURCE: The Chronicle of Higher Education
by Jefferson Cowie
We thought we knew the white working class. Then 2016 happened.
SOURCE: AHA Today
by Katherine Turk
American women should spotlight shared concerns and demand that Trump do much more for laborers than search for the blue collar jobs that were more likely automated than exported.
by Chad Pearson
Three of his key supporters favored the open shop, the union-busting position of conservative business interests.
by Nelson Lichtenstein
We may be about to find out.
by Rick Perlstein
How the Democrats turned right and lost America.
Review of Stanley Aronowitz's “The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers’ Movement”
by Robert Parmet
Stanley Aronowitz is again challenging American workers to rethink their place in the economy.
SOURCE: Huff Post
Many people thought Cesar Chavez was crazy to think he could build a union among migrant farmworkers.
by David Patten
Strikers in Ludlow, Colorado, 1914. Credit: Wiki Commons.In Bangladesh, more than six hundred workers died in the collapse of the Rana Plaza with hundreds more still missing and presumed dead. We must be shocked by this tragedy, but not at all surprised.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Ed.
...If our destiny is to be freed from toil by robot helpers, what are we supposed to do with our days?To begin to tackle that existential question, I decided to invite along a scholar of work to the Automate trade show. And that's how my guest, Burton J. Bledstein, an expert on the history of professionalism and the growth of the modern middle class, got into an argument with the head of a robotics company.It happened at the booth for Adept Technology Inc., which makes a robot designed to roam the halls of hospitals and other facilities making deliveries. The latest model—a foot-tall rolling platform that can be customized for a variety of tasks—wandered around the booth, resembling something out of a Star Wars film except that it occasionally blasted techno music from its speakers. Bledstein was immediately wary of the contraption. The professor, who holds an emeritus position at the University of Illinois at Chicago, explained that he has an artificial hip and didn't want the robot to accidentally knock him down. He needn't have worried, though; the robot is designed to sense nearby objects and keep a safe distance....
Winter 2013, Vol. 23. No. 1.
After spending years dogged by unpaid debts, California labor leader Charles Valdes filed for bankruptcy in the 1990s—twice. At the same time, he held one of the most influential positions in the American financial system: chair of the investment committee for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, or CalPERS, the nation’s largest pension fund for government workers. Valdes left the board in 2010 and now faces scrutiny for accepting gifts from another former board member, Alfred Villalobos—who, the state alleges, spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to influence how the fund invested its assets. Questioned by investigators about his dealings with Villalobos, Valdes invoked the Fifth Amendment 126 times....
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