SOURCE: The Hill
There's No "Labor Shortage," Just a Shortage of Wages and Worker Protection
by Lane Windham
American workers, especially women, aren't being lazy. They're taking part in an unrecognized general strike against low wages, inadequate childcare, and dangerous workplaces made more dangerous by COVID.
SOURCE: American Prospect
Back to School
by François Furstenberg
It’s not that university leaders necessarily want to open their campuses with new outbreaks looming in the fall. It’s that their business model leaves them no alternative.
SOURCE: Kaiser Health News
Adjunct Professors: Jobs Are Low on Pay and Health Benefits With High COVID Risk
If colleges move forward with in-person instruction for the coming semester, adjunct professors will likely play a greater role in teaching students in the classroom. But they often have little institutional support — in terms of health insurance or other benefits — even during this public health crisis.
SOURCE: CBS News
Historian on White House Response to COVID: "Clearly, They Have Not Told the Truth"
Historian John Barry, who studied the influenza outbreak of 1918, evaluates the current administration's handling of COVID-19.
"From Pandemic Then Grew Rebellion": Considering the 1381 Revolt of the English Peasantry
by Ed Simon
Whether or not the world which exists on the other side of the coronavirus crisis will be better waits to be seen. Remember that the leaders of the 1381 Peasant's Revolt were captured and executed.
SOURCE: The Metropole
A Letter From The UHA About Our 2020 Conference
As a result of the uncertainly resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the Urban History Association has decided to postpone by one year our biennial conference previously scheduled for October 2020.
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