Posts Tagged labor movement

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Feministing Reads: Ai-jen Poo’s The Age of Dignity

With so much content accessible online today, the role of books has evolved. Books serve not just as substantive contributions — they are also events around which social movements can rally. So it is no surprise that one of the leading progressive organizers of our time, Ai-jen Poo, has written a book that helps clarify and amplify the mission and vision of her movement, the movement for domestic workers’ rights. 

With so much content accessible online today, the role of books has evolved. Books serve not just as substantive contributions — they are also events around which social movements can rally. So it is no surprise that ...

#829strike: Fast food workers go on strike and ask for higher wages

Last year, on “Black Friday” fast food workers in New York went on strike and demanded higher wages in the Fast Food Forward campaign.

This energy and new infusion of energy in the diminishing labor movement was a sight for sore eyes and certainly illustrated that as much as the Koch Brothers and Republicans try, they cannot kill the labor movement and the energy of workers demanding fair pay and treatment.  We’ve covered additional strikes across the country over the past 9 months, but today is the big day.

Today is the largest strike in history as worker in nearly 50 cities are striking, demanding minimum wage be raised to $15 and the right to form unions.

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Last year, on “Black Friday” fast food workers in New York went on strike and demanded higher wages in the Fast Food Forward campaign.

This energy and new infusion of energy in the diminishing labor movement was ...