On June 2-3, 2022, my colleagues at Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor & the Working Poor will host the next installment
Tag : Working-Class Perspectives
Finally, it’s a new morning for workers in America. For at least a brief time, while the Biden administration is alive, even if unwell, and the
Joe Biden was right to propose free Pre-K education for 3- and 4-year-olds and free community college in his initial legislative package, rather than
Democrats and Republicans these days agree on almost nothing. They rely on separate sets of facts and hold wildly divergent world views. Yet they
It seems impolite to say “we told you so,” but the working class and labor unions were so unjustly maligned more than two decades ago—when they
It seems like workers and their unions are in the news more than ever lately. Starbucks baristas, Amazon warehouse workers, John Deere strikers,
The relationship between Christian nationalism and class in the United States is less obvious than the racist dimensions of this extremist ideology.
Rutgers University AAUP Rally, April, 2021, photo by Eric Ruder Just over 20 years ago, Michael Zweig published The Working Class Majority:
As I prepared to teach my module on work this year, I realised that Studs Terkel’s book Working celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2022.
In the final month of a horrible year of many tragedies and too many deaths, we lost bell hooks, a writer, scholar, and activist whose work has had a
At the beginning of 2021, I asked whether life for working-class people would get any better now that everyone understood that working-class people
In the 10 days since we learned of Sidney Poitier’s death there have been hundreds of tributes to Poitier—an undeniable icon. Most of these
Pandemic Cuts: Deepening the Higher Ed Divide American mythology promises upward mobility, and college can provide an important first step up the
I have always been skeptical of the use of labor statistics. In 2009, I began to write in Working-Class Perspectives about the de facto unemployment
I’m assuming you’ve heard of Squid Game, but have you also heard that Squid Game is the most watched television show in Netflix history,