- Working-Class Perspectives offers weekly commentaries on current issues related to working-class people and communities. Contributors discuss a variety of issues, from what class means to how it intersects with race and gender to how class is shaping American politics. We welcome relevant comments of 500 words or less.
For questions or comments about this blog, e-mail Sherry Linkon. For assistance with news stories about working-class politics and culture, call or e-mail John Russo, 330-207-8085.
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Tag Archives: Unions
When the media became aware of the protest centered at Wall Street during the fall of 2011, a predictable line of questioning immediately appeared – whatever in the world are they protesting? “The cause . . . was virtually impossible … Continue reading
I have been living in London for a month, as part of my university’s study abroad program. (It’s a tough assignment, but somebody had to do it.) As it happens, I am a Brit and lived here decades ago between … Continue reading
Some were disappointed when last week Netflix earned only a single “major” Emmy (for Best Director) for its first original series, House of Cards. But it took HBO five years to win its first Emmy, so Netflix’s win is a … Continue reading
Last month a few hundred retail and fast-food workers, from places like Sears, Dunkin’ Donuts, and McDonald’s, walked off their jobs for a rally in downtown Chicago. Carrying signs saying “Fight for 15” (or “Lucha Por 15”) and “We Are … Continue reading
Over the weekend The Daily Kos highlighted a cartoon from Tom the Dancing Bug (cartoonist Rueben Bolling) that responded to Bill O’Reilly’s election night claim that Obama’s win signaled the death of traditional America. According to O’Reilly, “the demographics are … Continue reading
Note: This week’s blog is a repost of John Russo’s column from Friday’s Opinionator blog at the New York Times. The decisive referendum vote to repeal the bill that would limit collective bargaining by public sector unions has changed the … Continue reading
The word “boss” traces its roots to the Dutch word “baas,” meaning master, and some have argued that it caught on in the Americas as a way for workers to avoid the word master and thus the pairings of “master … Continue reading
On May 15, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that The American higher-education system has long been seen as a leader in the world, but confidence in its future and its enduring value may be beginning to crack along economic … Continue reading