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November 1, 2018 Against the Current
Focusing on Ford Motor Co.’s rise, the author posits a connect between racial practices in the United States, Brazil, and South Africa and Ford’s divisive labor processes, seeing racism as an essential element in the creation of global capitalism.
My tendency as a labor historian has always been to look at life beyond the workplace. Life taught me that working people are multi-dimensional. They care about many things in addition to work and unions, they bring multiple concerns and aspirations.
Sarita Gupta, Stephen Lerner, & Joseph A. McCartin
The American Prospect
A call for a new union strategy from three prominent workers' advocates. It is the concentration of wealth and power in this new economy, not computerization or artificial intelligence, that represents the gravest threat to our future.
Women in low-wage jobs are particularly likely to seek and be denied pregnancy accommodations, given the physically demanding nature of many low-wage jobs and a culture of inflexibility in many low-wage workplaces.