Labor Movement

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The low-wage workers of the 19th century became the backbone of the powerful and dynamic labor movement of the 20th Century that brought the American middle-class into being. The eight-hour day, the weekend, sick days, a living wage…the list goes on and on. The low-wage workers of today – Walmart workers, service-sector workers, minimum wage [...]


September 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Raging Chicken Press stands in solidarity with Chicago Teachers and Support Staff. We contributed $35 to their solidarity fund on Monday and hope all you Raging Chickens will consider contributing what you can to their solidarity fund too! Raging Chicken Press also just posted this new t-shirt for sale in the Raging Chicken Press store. [...]

Reclaiming Our Working Class Family Values

June 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

As we move further into the twenty-first century, I have come to the realization that many of us have forgotten where we came from. I would wager that many who are doctors, lawyers, elected officials and captains of industry came from humble means. Working class families – construction workers, maintenance people and factory workers, just [...]

Many times in my life I have been proud to be a member of a Labor Union, specifically a third generation member of Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19 in Philadelphia. We Sheet Metal Workers (AKA Tin Knockers, Tinners, etc.) have always had a long-standing reputation of being tough, no-nonsense types that don’t pull too many [...]

Occupy the Labor Movement

May 18, 2012 // 4 Comments

Mayday in New York City was a force to be reckoned with. On that overcast and dreary morning, thousands of protesters who consisted of #Occupiers, labor unions, musicians, artists, immigrants, students and concerned citizens alike, embarked on a journey dedicated to worker’s rights around the world in celebration of International Labor Day. Bryant Park was alive with music and free [...]