Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

Mary Kay Henry:
A New Deal for America’s Working Poor

Mary Kay Henry, the international president of the two-million-member Service Employees International Union talks to Patricia Harty about the Fight for $15 (minimum wage) campaign, how Trump is ruining America, and growing up Catholic, one of 10 children, in a Detroit suburb. ℘℘℘ Mary Kay Henry knew early on in life that she wanted toRead more..

Wild Irish Women:
Mother Jones

Irish-born American labor leader Mother Jones was once known as the “most dangerous woman in America.” ℘℘℘ The editors of the socially-conscious magazine Mother Jones, explaining the woman Mother Jones to their readers, write: “She was a badass who fought for the underdog, battled child labor, and was sometimes referred to as ‘the most dangerous womanRead more..

Joe McGarrity:
De Valera’s Man in America

“…the general awakening that was taking place in Ireland seemed to make us forget everything else for the time and think only of the fight in prospect.” – Joe McGarrity ℘℘℘ Joe McGarrity was éamon de Valera’s right hand man in America and was once described by poet Padraic Colum as “a gallowglass ready toRead more..

Hand in Hand for Freedom:
U.S. Labor and Irish Rebels

The trade union movement in America played a major role in Ireland’s struggle for freedom. But Irish rebels also played a significant role in building the American trade union movement, writes Terry O’Sullivan. ℘℘℘ The upcoming centennial of the Easter Rising carries a special meaning for proud Irish Americans, and especially for those, like me, whoRead more..

A Challenging Woman:
Remembering Inez McCormack

Inez McCormack, the late labor leader and human rights activist from Northern Ireland, once said that her greatest achievement was “seeing the glint in the eye of the woman who thought she was nobody, and now realizes she’s somebody.” McCormack would have had a glint in her own eye had she witnessed the turnout forRead more..