Category Archives: class

Haywood’s Opening Comments at Founding IWW Convention

William “Big Bill” Haywood was the chair of the founding convention of the Industrial Workers of the World, which took place in Chicago on June 27-July 8, 1905. Here is the beginning of his opening remarks, still powerful today (despite … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the Modern Mainstream Labor Movement in One Tweet

Pick a class, assholes. Also, stop worrying about politicians and start organizing workers. When Trump says he's 4 working ppl, he must forget his time destroying Atlantic City’s small businesses#StopTrump @ https://t.co/N7rv9TI8p5 pic.twitter.com/wrDOPUcdKu — Working America (@WorkingAmerica) October 6, 2016

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Class Does Not Depend Upon Your Education Level

The Economic Policy Institute, a progressive economic policy think tank, released a new report today titled “People of color will be a majority of the American working class in 2032.” It’s too bad their definition of working class is complete … Continue reading

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BackStory: A Compliment and a Complaint; Liberals and Class

BackStory is a history podcast/radio show that I have been listening to regularly for about a year now. It’s done by three historians (two from the University of Virginia and one from the University of Richmond), deals with timely topics, … Continue reading

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