Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Don't Be That Guy!

Emily Heist Moss, being sick and tired of the men who harass her and make her feel unsafe in public spaces, writes A Letter To The Guy Who Harassed Me Outside The Bar.

It's a drizzly Friday in Chicago and I'm leaving a bar with my roommate sometime after midnight. We’re on a quest for tacos and we’re discussing the finer points—Should we get pork or beef? From where? How many? — when you decide to make our conversation your business. You’ve been loitering outside...
Don't be that guy - and don't let your sons be that guy either! Check out her awesome piece at Role/Reboot.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Fighting for the Labor Movement

On The Leonard Lopate Show union organizer Jane McAlevey looks at the state of the American labor movement and describes her experiences fighting the bosses and national labor leaders. In Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement, she tells the story of a number of dramatic organizing and contract victories, and the unconventional strategies that helped achieve them, and looks at ways to revive the labor movement.

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