Working-class women are becoming the face of the labor movement in Australia and inspiring unions to fight for feminist issues. In this week’s Working-Class Perspective, Sarah Attfield profiles three women unionists at the helm of the worker struggle in Australia. One of the best examples of the power of women’s leadership is Sally McManus, the […]
The Kalmanovitz Initiative convenes and supports activists, advocates, and academics in line with our mission of advancing workers’ rights and economic justice.
The Kalmanovitz Initiative draws upon the resources of a great university to educate and engage a new generation of leaders dedicated to a just, democratic, and inclusive economy.
Drawing on Georgetown’s distinctive identity as an arena of policy formulation and debate, the Kalmanovitz Initiative fosters approaches aimed at creating equitable, sustainable, and empowering workplace relations in a fast-changing economy.
On Tuesday, November 28, the Kalmanovitz Initiative and Georgetown’s Prisons and Justice Initiative co-hosted a panel discussion entitled Prison Labor: Reform or Abolish? Chaired by Marc Howard, Professor of Government and Law, this timely gathering touched upon an enormous segment of the workforce whom are largely hidden from public view. Besides cleaning, cooking, and doing the […]
Although news coverage of sexual assault has focused on celebrity perpetrators, sexual harassment is a workplace issue that unites women across ages, classes, and industries. In this week’s Working-Class Perspective, Lane Windham argues that the #MeToo movement must improve workplace culture for working-class women, too. Sexual harassment is both a labor and gender justice issue. […]