What ever happened to those lazy summer days, when we basked in the sun of our parents' labors and didn't worry about work? For most of us, the answer is we got jobs. It's that thing we do 9 to 5 and often longer, rain or shine, sunrise, sunset,......
Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs … Click to Continue »
This date in 1877 was Pennsylvania’s “Day of the Rope”, a Thursday blackened by the execution of ten Irish coal miners as labor radicals. These are supposed “Molly Maguires”, others of whom we have previously met in these pages. Though the term is now best associated with these anthracite miners of eastern Pennsylvania, it enters […]
On June 21, 1935, three members of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union were murdered at the Holmes-Eureka Mill in Eureka, California, by anti-union enforcers of the company. This violent moment was the culmination of the Great Strike of 1935 and the organizing of the Northwest’s timber industry. It also serves as a reminder of […]
Last week, U.S. student Otto Warmbier was medically evacuated from North Korean detainment, where he had been in a coma for over a year from serving hard labor. Sadly, the 22-year-old passed away just a few days later while surrounded by family in Cincinnati. Otto's parents Fred and Cindy Warmbier made the devastating announcement on Monday, saying [...]
Otto Warmbier, the UVA student detained by North Korea and subsequently sentenced to 15 years in a labor camp for removing a propaganda poster, has died. His parents issued a heartbreaking statement a few minutes ago. It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home. Show More Summary
Just days after North Korea released Otto Warmbier after holding him hostage for 17 months, his family has just reported the sad news of his passing. Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, convicted...Show More Summary
STELLA MORABITO: Rather Than Judging Fathers’ Household Labor, Let’s Appreciate It: As a tribute to Father’s Day, I’d like to describe the household labor of two fathers I’ve known: my own father and my husband, the father of my children. My father was possibly the most cheerful person I’ve ever known. He worked long hours […]
On June 17, 1864, the Washington Arsenal exploded in Washington, D.C, killing around 20 workers. This tragic event highlighted the growing dangers of the American workplace and the indifference to workplace safety that proved deadly again and again in Civil War munitions factories. Even before the Civil War, workplace safety in the American workplace was […]
Come sunrise, the men fill the street corner, among them Luis, quietly sitting by himself, nurturing hopes for work today. There was no work yesterday, nothing the day before and nothing for weeks. Still, the 50-year-old Guatemalan, who didn’t want his last name used, waits in the growing heat, saying he has no other choice. […]
It’s been 7 hours and 16 days since Beyonce took her lovely mug away, having not posted or been seen much since the end of May. If I were a betting woman, I would say she is somewhere nursing a set of boy -girl twins (who we’ll Pink and Gray in keeping with the Color... Read More »
The staff of the Philadelphia Zoo became concerned when their pregnant gorilla Kira didn't give birth after an entire day of labor, and veterinarian Donna Ialeggio thought she might need a cesarean section. The zoo had arranged a partnership...Show More Summary
A judge scolded a man, who had pleaded guilty for not paying laborers, for taking more than a year to complete 29 days of community service.
Post by Lauren Gordon. Bey-Hive, today is a blessed day indeed. Rumors are swirling that in the middle of the night on June 13, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were whisked away to the hospital by security, officially beginning the most anticipated...Show More Summary
The city’s most popular beaches and large outdoor pools will stay open for an extra week after Labor Day, officials announced Tuesday.
Baltimore County executive is mulling whether to join the Democrats vying for the nomination to challenge Gov. Larry Hogan (R).
On June 10, 1917, the São Paulo general strike began when owners at the Rodolfo Crespi cotton mill refused workers’ demands for a 25 percent wage increase. The workers went on strike, leading to a general strike through the city’s textile mills and displaying how rank and file workers often proved much more effective leaders […]
Nikki went into labor with her second child on Valentine's Day morning, four days after her due date. She waited a few hours before going to the hospital, but then progressed much faster than anyone expected. Within an hour of beingShow More Summary
Penny Arcade's Seattle-based expo will kick off on September 1 and run throughout Labor Day weekend.
Not a day goes by without some sort of Twitter controversy/shitfight any more, and while that very fact probably means that most of these 140-character slanging matches aren’t worth covering, they can occasionally illustrate a wider point that is worth discussing. So it goes with the argument that erupted earlier this week about Hillary (and […]