Annelise Orleck is Professor of History at Dartmouth College. She is the author of four books on labor, women’s activism and poor people’s movements. She is currently working on a book entitled Poverty Wages, We’re Not Lovin’ It: The Rise of a New Global Labor Movement.
Articles by this author
Friday, March 11, 2016
The New War on Poverty
The 2016 presidential race is revving up, the Supreme Court and National Labor Relations Board are weighing union and workers’ rights cases, and questions of tax reform, living wages, and the right to unionize are hotter than they’ve been in generations. It may feel to some as though all the...
Friday, April 17, 2015
At Home and Abroad, the Labor Movement Comes Roaring Back
On April 15, 2015, low-wage workers across the U.S. and around the world once again waged a flash strike intended to capture the attention of employers and policy-makers who control their wages. Protesters didn’t spend their limited monies to ride buses, trains or planes to Washington, D.C. where...