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.
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.
In the ashes of the Bangladesh factory blaze that killed more than 500, American Jews naturally see the long shadow of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist fire.
The cheese may be kosher. But treatment of workers hasn’t been.
In The Sisterhood post “Does Generation Y have a Union Problem?” Sarah Seltzer wrote about the apathy she sees in her peers when it comes to supporting the labor movement, and how she hopes that the protests in Wisconsin will serve as a wake-up call. I agree with Sarah that there is overall less enthusiasm among Gen Y about unions than in generations past, but I don’t think it is merely a case of apathy.