Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act made it illegal for employers to discriminate “because of sex.” We talk with Gillian Thomas, author of a new book on the history of the Supreme Court’s rulings on that little phrase, which have shaped the experiences of millions of working people.
Following the arrest of six children in immigration raids, public school teachers in North Carolina are rallying to protect their students from deportation.
Janae Bonsu, from Black Youth Project 100, talks about the group’s “Agenda to Build Black Futures,” and why we need to think of economic justice and racial justice as intertwined.
Joel Berger, a second-generation Detroit public school teacher, talks about teacher protests over the city’s dilapidated schools and the water crisis in Flint.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have both announced plans to give workers paid family leave. Ellen Bravo of Family Values @ Work joins us to explain how this policy became central to both candidates’ campaigns.
New legislation in Seattle could pave the way for Uber drivers to unionize. We explore the legal and political road ahead with Rebecca Smith of the National Employment Law Project and Takele Gobena of the App-Based Drivers Association.
A look back at year’s best and worst moments for labor, and what there is to look forward to in 2016, for workers from China to Chicago and everywhere in between.
A celebration of pioneering union activist and radical troubadour Joe Hill.
This Black Friday, Walmart workers and their allies have undertaken a “Fast for $15.” Belabored spoke with Dan Schlademan, co-director of OUR Walmart, and Tyfani Faulkner, who was in the middle of her fifteen days without food.
An interview with historian Erik Loomis about his new book, Out of Sight, on the labor and environmental catastrophes caused by our outsourcing of dirty jobs. Plus: the Mizzou football players, updates in the Fight for $15, and FedEx workers on strike.