How Many Female Sewing Machinists Does it Take to Bring About Equal Rights for Women?

This Week’s Recommended Film: Made in Dagenham

You’re not in labour activism long ere you discover a network of opposition. It starts small: you endure or witness injustice and you decide it has to stop. At first you think it’s just the boss, so you appeal to the company and to the union. Then you discover it’s the boss and the company, and maybe even the union. So you appeal to the media, the general public, the government, and even other workers in your industry, only to realize that all of these entities that had seemed to support you (or at least to be neutral) are secretly opposed to your human rights and pursuit of happiness. Why? Simply because they may stand to lose something if you get what you’re after. (read more)        

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