Women’s employment worse than four years ago

Jonathan Weisman of New York Times analyzes how economic recovery yields few benefits for the voters Democrats rely on. Moreover how there is little difference between the perception of Democrats and Republicans when it comes to class issues in the United States...

Women’s Trade Union League and the Progressive Era (1900-1920)

By Deborah O’Rell From 1880 to 1900 the number of employed women went from 2.6 to 8.6 million. In 1880, 4% of clerical workers were women; by 1920, the figure was 50%, but, of course, women were not to get management positions. Poor women and children often...

Millennial Women- Can They Have It All?

Oh, to be a Millennial. We’re the generation who was coddled and loved too much. Driven from soccer practice to piano lessons, praised for each pirouette and finger painting. Well, now we’re all grown up and are trying to make a life for ourselves in the work place...

Coming to a Borough Near You… Sick Pay for NYC’s Workers!

As we enter into our second “polar vortex” it is nearly impossible not to feel the chill in one’s chest. And sometimes that chill leads to something worse and all you want is chicken noodle soup and a day in bed… except you can’t possibly...

Almost, But Not Quite…

I was introduced to the colorful world of H&M at 18 years old. I momentarily wondered how was it physically possible that I could buy a blue sweater for $9, at full price but then my mind went into full shopping spree mode as I noticed $14 sundresses. Now, a few...
Workplace Bullying is an epidemic

Workplace Bullying is an epidemic

By Deborah O’Rell There’s been a lot of media coverage of cyber-bullying and its sometimes fatal consequences. Most everyone has been bullied at some point in their life as a kid. What is needed is more awareness of workplace bullying and protections for...