Category: Labor

A Woman’s Place is in Her Union, in Hollywood

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Despite Hollywood’s veneer of glamor and liberal culture, labor exploitation and gender bias run rampant in the film and television industry. Day-to-day production entertainment workers, often referred to as “below-the-line”

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Interview with Maria Sanchez. Organizer with the Los Angeles Garment Workers Center

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BTC: How did you become a garment worker?  Maria: I came here about 30 years ago. I started working in sewing without knowing how to do anything. I didn’t know

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Mary O’Brien’s Lasting Impact

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The first Black woman staffing member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Mary O’Brien, passed away in March 2022 leaving behind a legacy of activism surrounding unions, voting rights

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The U.S. government falls short in providing relief to educators and women

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a crisis for capitalism but the weight of that crisis has fallen squarely on the shoulders of working women.

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She Who Struggle: Rosina Corrothers Tucker

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“Today is my day, as it is your day. Although I live far removed from the time when I was born, I do not feel that my heart should dwell

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She Who Struggles: Ella May Wiggins

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Though her life was cut short too early, Ella May Wiggins' sense of struggle and contribution to the workers’ movement burned brightly.

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