Historian talks about her book: 'We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages'
By Elizabeth Pellerito
Join the Labor Studies Program on Sept. 20 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the O'Leary Library Mezzanine for a special talk with Annelise Orleck: "'We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now:' The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages."
Historian Annelise Orleck will speak at a forum for students, faculty, staff and members of the community. Professor Orleck will explore globalization as seen through the eyes of the worker-activists in cities and countries around the world, and illustrate how workers have been fighting back against exploitation and precarious working conditions in a variety of industries. Orleck is professor of history at Dartmouth College; she has written on women's activism, black mothers in the war on poverty, Soviet Jewish Americans, and more.
The book "'We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now:' The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages" will be available for purchase and signing after the event.
This event is co-sponsored by: American Studies, the Bachelor of Liberal Arts, the Center for Asian American Studies, the Center for Women and Work, Economics, Gender Studies, GRACE/MTA, History, the Labor Education Program, NEJB-UNITE HERE, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Race and Ethnic Studies, SEIU 888, Sociology, and the Tsongas Industrial History Center.