Tag Archives: unions

Support the striking fast-food workers in New York City

Tweet Photo via Sarah Jaffe. Fast-food workers at dozens of chains in NYC are walking out today in what is the first step in the “biggest effort to unionize fast-food workers ever undertaken in the United States.” They are demanding a raise from near-minimum wages to $15 an hour and the right to form a [...]
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Fewer than 5% of new jobs went to women in the last year

TweetHere’s a nice cherry-topper to the news that woman still make 75% of men’s wages. At the New York Times, feminist economist Nancy Folbre analyzes new job growth data released by the National Women’s Law Center, suggesting that the “mancession” may soon have a new name. In short, women have filled fewer than 1 in [...]
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Notes from a bitch…remembering the women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

TweetMarch is Women’s History Month and I think it fitting, given the current labor struggles going on across the United States, to remember the Triangle Factory fire. I first heard about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in a women’s history class I took my first year in college. My professor was discussing the intersection of [...]
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