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An Injury to All: Labor Struggles During and Beyond the Pandemic

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September 27, 2023: 7:00 pm

During the pandemic, workers fought back against dangerous workplaces, low wages, and polarizing politics. Jamie McCallum examines the long shadow of labor militancy and workplace organizing that began during the pandemic, building on hundreds of interviews with workers and a mountain of other data to look at the pandemic through the eyes of the American working class.


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About the Presenter

Jamie Mccallum wears a dark blue button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up, and sits at a window with his hands clasped together.

Jamie McCallum is Associate professor of sociology at Middlebury College. His research focuses on labor and work issues around the globe. His work has been featured in scholarly social science outlets, medical journals, as well as popular places like the New York Times, The New Yorker, Washington Post, The Nation, and Jacobin. His third book, Essential: How the Pandemic Transformed the Long Fight for Worker Justice, was published by Basic Books in late 2022. He’s also an elected school board official in Addison County, a volunteer firefighter in Weybridge, and a board member of the Rights and Democracy Institute.



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September 27, 2023
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