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April 7, 2013Injustice on the menu for food workers
“The food we eat too often has been made possible by someone else’s misery,” says Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation.”
March 25, 2013Domestic Worker Bill of Rights
A conversation with Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
March 19, 2013Hull-House Museum honored for creativity
“Unfinished Business” links current and past activism in domestic labor.
March 6, 2013Slim wages for food workers
Restaurant workers can’t afford to put food on their own tables, says Saru Jayaraman.
March 5, 2013Universities keep civil service exemption
Illinois public universities retain the authority to exempt certain skilled jobs from civil service.
February 28, 2013Food-industry labor activist speaks March 5
Saru Jayaraman will talk about wage theft, work conditions and food safety.
February 26, 2013Fighting for ‘life, liberty, pursuit of happiness’
Donna Brazile speaks with the soft drawl of her native New Orleans, but she carries a big stick.
February 19, 2013Expanding the study of labor history
“Research is a poor man’s way to travel, both figuratively and literally,” says historian Leon Fink.
January 22, 2013Domestic workers face low pay, hazardous conditions
Nearly half of domestic workers earn wages too low to support a family, and nearly a quarter earn less than minimum wage, according to a new report.
December 6, 2012Teachers union leader: school enrollment figures misleading
“You can’t have a seat at the table when you’re on the menu,” Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis told a campus audience.