Category Archives: Labor

Observing the strike at West Chester University

This morning I went over to West Chester University to check out the second day of the strike there. No one enjoys or wants a strike. I know higher education from both sides, at four different institutions, as a faculty … Continue reading

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The 1911 Triangle Fire, other disasters, and progressive eras

People keep talking about the 1960s as if that were the only progressive period in American history. It’s the only one people who weren’t around in the 1930s can recall, and of course people are very conscious now of Bloody … Continue reading

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5 Dem candidates for governor at Temple Nov. 23

I watched the whole forum and you can find the video here. Pay attention to the note “Video starts at 18 minutes”: you have to move the timer ahead. Interesting format, with a strongly pro-union and pro-teacher audience and two … Continue reading

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Killing workers: business and consumption as usual?

On September 16, 2012, I posted “Burning up workers,” beginning: When a society undergoes disasters, it can learn and change, or not. Our society isn’t so good a changing, at least not for the better, any more…. I really should … Continue reading

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Offshore outsourcing: can it be reversed?

For as long as most of us can remember, our society collectively has been sending work and jobs abroad. I just saw the holiday exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum, including the usual model train display. What struck me there … Continue reading

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Burning up workers

When a society undergoes disasters, it can learn and change, or not. Our society isn’t so good a changing, at least not for the better, any more. Last year, I learned that the movement to honor “International Women’s Day” (every … Continue reading

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