by Patrick Dixon. In late April we lost a friend when Maria Ochoa passed away after a two-year fight with cancer. I first encountered Maria when our office held an event with the Georgetown Women’s Alliance in September 2016, a panel discussion on women’s leadership in labor and community organizing. While the event was a […]
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Efforts in organizing workers in today’s gig economy are largely stagnant. Corporate misclassification of employees along with demanding and dangerous conditions for gig workers across the globe begs the question: where are our unions? In this week’s Working-Class Perspectives, Wade Rathke investigates the movement behind increasing worker power in the gig economy. When we think […]
Public reaction to the Notre Dame Cathedral fire raises several questions in the mind of this week’s contributor to Working Class Perspectives, Sarah Attfield, regarding the biases present in reporting, public sympathy, and colonizers’ mentality. Left out of the telling of Notre Dame’s history are the workers who laid its stones hundreds of years ago, […]