Why Abortion Is a Labor Issue

Can unions team with feminists to create an 'American Spring?'

By Linda Gordon

On Dec. 11, 2012, Michigan passed two right-to-work laws, one for public and one for private employees. As even our president said, “right to work” in this case means “right to work for lower wages.” These laws do not free workers to reject [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

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    I haven’t thought much about this but I suspect I’ll be thinking about this article for a while.  I often do outreach as part of the labor movement and I continued to have a hard time connecting to orgs that are solely focused on the pro-choice issue.  I’d be curious to hear about case studies of how this collaboration as worked.  I know the issues are linked in that both the attack on choice and labor are terrible for working women.  Thank you for this article!

    Posted by Trina Tocco on Jan 22, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Consider the labor practices that go on in abortion clinics, you know, the real “war on women” in this country is being waged by the abortion industry: http://www.know7things.com/sin…

    Posted by Chris T. Smith on Jan 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    I’ve always felt like feminism was ultimately a class war.  We have to start understanding what this links means to the whole system, thanks for this.

    Posted by Barbarella on Jan 25, 2013 at 3:06 AM