New Book: The Half-Life of Deindustrialization – Working-Class Writing about Economic Restructuring

By Sherry Lee Linkon. From University of Michigan Press: Starting in the late 1970s, tens of thousands of American industrial workers lost jobs in factories and mines. Deindustrialization had dramatic effects on those workers and their communities, but its longterm effects continue to ripple through working-class culture. Economic restructuring changed the experience of work, disrupted people’s … More New Book: The Half-Life of Deindustrialization – Working-Class Writing about Economic Restructuring

New Book: Class War, USA – Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History

by Brandon Weber. From Haymarket Books: An engaging collection of riveting stories about working people in United States history fighting back in the darkest times. Class War, USA is a rich collection of stories about ordinary people who resisted oppression and exploitation against all odds. Brandon Weber’s succinct and vivid essays capture crucial moments of struggle … More New Book: Class War, USA – Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History

Call for Submissions: Special Issue On Mexico & Labor Movement

The editors of Journal of Labor and Society (LANDS) invite submissions for a special issue on the Mexican workers and labor movement in the contemporary era. The Mexican working class has undergone a tumultuous and uncertain period of change and reconstitution that has had significant consequences for the Mexican labor movement over the past three … More Call for Submissions: Special Issue On Mexico & Labor Movement

Let Down by Reformists, Working-Class Iranians Join Protests

Thousands have taken to the streets in Iran’s largest and deadliest protests since 2009.  Iranian activist Dariush Arjmandi, a member of Rahe Kargar, Organization of Revolutionary Workers of Iran, an exiled Marxist-Leninist group in Germany, says demonstrators are challenging economic mismanagement and repressive state control, not pushing the regime change agenda of Iran’s global foes.  … More Let Down by Reformists, Working-Class Iranians Join Protests