by Haley Mlotek I don't believe in "rules," because like, what am I, your mom? We're all Grown Woman™! We can do whatever we want! I have a particular distaste for fashion rules (don't mix patterns, don't wear white after Labor Day,Show More Summary
Not so long ago, fellow Canadian Darren Salkeld worked as a factory laborer, making just a few hundred dollars per week. He was living in a mobile home trailer and driving a beat up old pickup truck. He worked long 14-hour days, but yet his debt continued to pile up. Like many people, Darren grew up thinking that you had […]
Making it home for dinner each day is a victory in itself: As it has for decades, the industry also is relying ever more on Latino workers, and labor advocates say these men and women don’t always get the training and safety equipment...Show More Summary
On March 28, 1977, AFSCME Local 1644, a union primarily made of African-American sanitation workers, went on strike in Atlanta, hoping to force mayor Maynard Jackson to grant them a much needed pay raise. Jackson’s anti-union positions would deeply disappoint organized labor who believed that labor rights were civil rights. It would also demonstrated the […]
Editor’s note: this is the first in a weekly series of articles on organized labor, to culminate on International Workers Day on May 1. The US labor movement was once the core institution fighting for average workers. Over the last half century, its ranks have been decimated. The share of the...
Amazon is the country’s largest and most sophisticated online retailer, but it still runs largely on manual labor. Scattered around the country are massive warehouses staffed by workers who spend their days picking objects off shelves and putting them in boxes. During the holiday season, the company calls on a huge reserve army of temporary laborers.
A black woman was drugged and locked in a psych ward for eight days because police and doctors didn’t believe that she was a successful businesswoman. 25 labor events and organizers we should teach during women’s history month. On (in)accessibility at Amherst. Following Tennessee’s lead, Republicans in North Carolina have introduced a bill that would […]
Eric Loomis: [This Day in Labor History: March 25, 1911](http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2012/03/this-day-in-labor-history-march-25-1911): >On March 25, 1911, 146 workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City died when the building in which they worked caught on fire. Show More Summary
When Glen Evans befriended the group of Honduran day laborers who were repairing his Alexandria home in the wake of a house fire 15 years ago, he never imagined the friendships would transform his life far beyond the renovation.Read full article >>
On March 25, 1947, the Centralia Coal Company’s No. 5 mine in Centralia, Illinois exploded, killing 111 workers. This disaster, caused by extremely unsafe working conditions from employers utterly indifferent to the lives of their workers, helped move forward, however slowly, the nation’s push toward safer working conditions in coal mines. In the Centralia No. […]
Post by Suzee Skwiot. It's a practice that's been around since the beginning of time, quite literally, but it seems like every day we learn something new about the beautiful activity of labor and delivery. The medical processes around childbirth are always evolving, and so is the science. Show More Summary
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun Just days before another vote on a port labor contract, dozens of Baltimore dockworkers alleged in a federal lawsuit that national union officials illegally wrested control of their local chapter and thinned its ranks to push through an unfavorable agreement drafted in collusion with port employers.
On March 22, 1914, Mary “Mother” Jones was arrested on a train in southern Colorado for her work in fighting for the coal miners on strike that area. This was her second arrest in this conflict, as she had previously been detained by the state militia in Trinidad and then sent to Denver. Upon release […]
Post by Judy Dutton. If you've ever been pregnant, you know tht those last few days before your due date can drag like molasses... and moms will consider trying just about anything to get that baby OUT. It's probably no surprise, then, that advice abounds on how to induce labor. Show More Summary
Over a decade ago,the International Labor Organization (ILO) named June 12World Day Against Child Labor. Over 150 million children throughout... The post These 20 Images Of Child Labor Will Make You Speechless appeared first on Lifehack.
The next front in Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Republican Party’s war on labor is to abolish the state law that mandates one day off a week. I assume the chances of this bill passing is approximately 100 percent.
From the day I first met him, some 20 years ago, I’ve admired Martin Ferguson as a…
by Mike Moran One of my colleagues calls me "committed." Others think I should be committed. But one way or the other, I post an entry to my blog every work day. How do I do it? Often, it's a labor of love, but sometimes it feels like a chore. Show More Summary
Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is likely to become a declared presidential candidate in the coming days, will spend Monday morning reconnecting with the Democratic base.
Briefly: After a few days of political argy-bargy between Labor and the Coalition, a deal has reportedly been struck between the two parties to get the legislation through the House Of Representatives. More »