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#LaborTalks: Ecology, Community, Prosperity – a Conversation with Eliza Griswold

What is the price of fracking? In the Appalachian town of Amity, PA, a Texas-based energy company struck deals with residents to frack the Marcellus shale that underlies their properties. Not long after the drill sites were built, farm animals and pets began to die, and children fell ill. As Eliza Griswold documents in her READ MORE »

LaborTalks: Lane Windham

Historian Lane Windham, author of the award-winning Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide will join BISR Research Associate Jeffrey Escoffier for a wide-ranging discussion of neoliberalism’s rise in the 1970s, the challenge to labor, and the state of the movement for popular political and economic power.  THURSDAY, JULY 19 READ MORE »

LaborTalks: Sarah Kessler

Author Sarah Kessler will join us to discuss her new book, Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work. She meets the people forging this new world of unorthodox employment: from the computer programmer who chooses exactly which hours to work each week, to the Uber driver who is trying to convince READ MORE »

Labor Talks: Democracy in Chains

As part of our #LaborTalks series, we are pleased to present award-winning scholar Nancy MacLean, author of the new book: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. MacLean will discuss far-ranging topics such as the origins of neoliberalism, the rise of the radical right, the state of the READ MORE »

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