Belabored: The Great Resignation

Belabored: The Great Resignation

Rebecca Kolins Givan and C.M. Lewis look back at the year in labor.

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Last night Belabored hosted a discussion on the so-called Great Resignation, Striketober, and other developments in the labor movement in the pandemic era. We were joined by two friends of the podcast: Rebecca Kolins Givan, an associate professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and an expert on employment relations in health care and education, comparative welfare states and labor studies; and C.M. Lewis, writer and editor of the labor publication Strikewave and a union staffer in Central Pennsylvania.

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Further Reading

Rebecca Kolins Givan (@rkgwork)

C.M. Lewis (@thehousered)


Michelle, Workers Fight for Their Lives, In These Times

Sarah and C.M. Lewis, Nurses Are Striking Across the Country Over Patient Safety, The Nation

Marianne Garneau, “Striketober”: Hopes and Realities, The Brooklyn Rail

James Meadway, When Will the ‘Great Resignation’ Turn Into the Great Strike? Novara Media

Deon J. Hampton, Factory workers threatened with firing if they left before tornado, employees sayNBC News

C.M. Lewis, The Buffalo Hospital Strike Is the Latest in a New Wave of Labor Unrest, The Nation

Sarah, A Transformative Time for Workers, The Progressive

Rebecca Kolins Givan and Pamela Whitefield, Women’s Work? Voices of Vermont Educators, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations

Michelle, Jeff Bezos Praises Amazon’s COVID-19 Response. Workers Tell Another Story. Dissent

Michelle and Molly Crabapple, This Amazon Grocery Runner Has Risked Her Job to Fight for Better Safety MeasuresIn These Times