Against the Grain

The Labor Struggles of Essential Workers

Work changed dramatically during the Covid pandemic. Enormous numbers of people lost their jobs, while others were able to work remotely. And then there were so-called essential workers, whose in-person jobs put them at the highest risk. In response, many of them organized, often informally. Sociologist Jamie McCallum argues that the struggles of essential workers during the pandemic fed into a wave of labor organizing since.


Jamie K McCallum, Essential: How the Pandemic Transformed the Long Fight for Worker Justice Basic Books, 2022

Jamie McCallum at the Green Arcade in San Francisco, Thurs, February 2nd at 6:30pm


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