A number of SLU’s faculty, staff and alumni have been quite outspoken and prolific in writing about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on workers, as well as other issues affecting American society and politics. Click the links below to see what they have to say.
- Read “The Future of Labor in Post-Pandemic America” by Professor Ruth Milkman
- Read “Essential Work” by Professor Stephanie Luce
- Marc Kagan interviews Frances Fox Piven
- Read “Restaurant Staff Fight for Co-Workers Left Out of Pandemic Relief” by Professor Marianne Garneau
- Read “Bailout the Pension System” by former Professor Ed Ott
- Read “It Didn’t Have to Be Like This” and “Vietnam, Public Health and COVID-19” by Professor Stephanie Luce
- Read “Pandemics Can Mean Strike Waves,” by Professor Joshua Freeman
- Listen to Distinguished Professor Ruth Milkman on NPR about how the pandemic is hurting some industries and benefiting others.
- Read “If this is war, here’s what to do” by Distinguished Professor Joshua Freeman and Marc Kagan
- And more from Marc Kagan in “Essential Workers are Dying from COVID-19″
- Read “Wealth Tax is Essential for Economic Recovery” by Professor Stephen Brier and Michael Fabricant in Crains New York.
- Read “Will COVID-19 Be Our Triangle Fire?” by David Unger in LaborNotes.
- Read “The Coronavirus Crisis Exposes How Fragile Capitalism Already Was” by Professor Stephanie Luce.
- Read “The Case for a Rent Moratorium,” a New York Times op-ed co-authored by Professor Jake Carlson.
- Read “Grocery Store Workers Win Hazard Pay” by Marianne (LeNabat) Garneau
- Listen to Richard Blum, M.A. Labor Studies 2015 and an attorney with the Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Unit, on WNYC discussing unemployment aid and issues and the CARES Act legislation.
- Distinguished Lecturer Deepak Bhargava is quoted in “A Philanthropic Stimulus Plan for Progressive Nonprofits” about the necessity of expanding the social safety net during economic downturns.
- Read more from Deepak Bhargava and collaborators in From Resistance to Governing and Three Truths and a Lie: A Version for Organizers published in The Nation.
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