Full-time professional staff were working second jobs, going to food pantries, putting their children on Medicare and selling plasma.
Lemlich’s team of “farbrente Yidishe meydlekh” — “fiery Jewish girls” — reinvigorated the early 20th-century labor movement.
The Academy Awards have nefarious origins: They were apparently created by Hollywood’s creative class to combat unionization.
Harvard University dining workers are celebrating a victory after a strike that gained them a $35,000 minimum yearly income and stable health-care costs in their new contract. And Jewish students on campus are, by and large, celebrating with them after taking a prominent role at the forefront of the push to support their demands.
Workers at the iconic camera store B and H say they face unsafe labor conditions and are looking to unionize.
Labor is focused on organizing low-wage workers and safety issues, especially after recent horrific factory tragedies. But maybe unions should push for all of us to work a little less.
Israel’s Jewish Home party, for those still trying to follow these things, is a new body that reunites the main elements of the old National Religious Party (NRP, Hebrew Mafdal), which represented the Modern Orthodox / Religious Zionist constituency in the Knesset for a half-century.
The tragic collapse of a clothing factory in Bangladesh has now claimed more than 1,000 lives. Like the Triangle fire, will it bring real reform to labor standards?
Why are unions incapable of making an impact? Leonard Fein thinks it has to do with our fundamental inability to get angry and do something about it.