by Rachel Kranson

On Strike Again, 100 Years Later

As a doctoral candidate studying Jewish history at New York University, I have long enjoyed a scholarly relationship with Jewish female turn-of-the-century labor leaders like Rose Schneiderman, Clara Lemlich, and Pauline Newman. But this past fall, as the Graduate Student Union at NYU struggled for a work contract, I became involved in a fight for labor rights that took me out of the archives, out of the classroom, and onto the picket line.

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