Socialism & Labor

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  • When Arab-American Detroit Auto Workers Struck for Palestinian Liberation
    by Jeff Schuhrke on August 3, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    On November 28, 1973, nearly 2,000 auto workers walked off the job at Chrysler’s Dodge Main assembly plant near Detroit, bringing production to a halt. The one-day strike was unusual in three respects. First, it was a wildcat action, unsanctioned by the leadership of the workers’ union, the United Auto Workers (UAW). Second, the strike

  • Comparing the US and Canada Shows Just How Badly America Has Bungled the Pandemic
    by Colin Gordon on August 3, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    In his 2006 book Differences that Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada, the Canadian sociologist Dan Zuberi examines the experiences of low-wage hotel workers in Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. His conclusion, unsurprising but powerfully documented, is that the policies and institutions on the Canadian side of