Students’ experiences can be valuable resources in the classroom, especially when we’re teaching about work and class. In this week’s Working-Class Perspectives, Tim Strangleman reflects on what happened when he asked his students to bring in videos about precarious work. The teacher who most influenced me was Raphael Samuel, one of the leading social historians […]
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The federal minimum wage has been stuck at the poverty level of $7.25 per hour since 2009. In this week’s Working-Class Perspective, Wade Rathke argues that workers cannot wait for a new Congress or a new President to raise the wage – and history shows us how to do it. The federal minimum wage has been […]
When GM announced in November that it planned to close five plants in the United States and Canada, many were quick to point the finger at those who will suffer the consequences: the workers. Why hadn’t they planned better? Gone to college? Moved to a different city? Voted differently? Made even more concessions with their […]