LABOR ISSUES

Who Cares for the Care Workers?

The care worker’s lot is not an easy one. A typical care worker, says Priscilla Smith, a certified nursing assistant in Durham, North Carolina, must “hop from company to company just to make ends meet,” which generally includes caring for a handful of clients. “If you...

Community Schools

An answer to budget-strapped school districts? Listen to education activists talk about public schools called community schools this week on the Heartland Labor Forum. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am. The post Community Schools appeared first on ....

House Democrats plan to restore ‘Labor’ to the name of the labor committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PAI) —The House Education and Labor Committee is back. To nobody’s great surprise, the House Democratic Caucus, whose members will be the majority in the 116th Congress, voted to restore the word “Labor” to the name of the committee that deals with workers’… Read More »House Democrats plan to restore ‘Labor’ to the name of the labor committee

Reconsidering Southern Labor History

Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt discuss their new edited volume, Reconsidering Southern Labor History, the nexus of race, class and power in the history of labor in the South, and how a new generation of southern labor scholars are changing our understanding of labor's past, present and future in the region. The latest podcast from the Southern Labor Studies Association's Working History...