Archive: Worker Justice
We are excited to announce the student leaders for the 2018 Worker Justice DC alternative break program: Mizraim Belman Guerrero and Logan Arkema! Both students have worked extensively with the KI in
Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor will identify, nurture, train and convene a new generation of diverse, female labor leaders in a collaborative effort with Rutgers
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Exactly 125 years ago, in 1891, the industrializing world was going through a traumatic transformation that should seem familiar to us today: new technologies were transforming work; people were being uprooted by economic process from the lands of their birth and their traditional ways of life and drawn to the centers of the new economy, fleeing the collapsing worlds their parents had known and seeking new and better ones; millions of immigrants, emigrants, and migrants were crossing borders and seeking new homes; cities were growing and their problems were multiplying; tensions were emerging as cultures clashed; xenophobia was ignited (in the US it took the form of the American Protective Association, which sought to ban Catholic immigrants to this country); inequality was surging as some reaped enormous, unprecedented, and obscene profits from the new economy while others suffered egregious exploitation.
The most recent Working-Class Perspectives post centers on the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, housed at Georgetown University, and its efforts to educate, agitate, and organi