The Protest For­ma­tion

Fast Company - - Next - BY DAVID LIDSKY

WORK­ERS HAVE LONG FOUGHT EM­PLOY­ERS FOR BET­TER PAY AND ƌ Ǐ UP­RIS­INGS HAVE BEEN MORE RARE. HERE ARE A FEW NO­TABLE EX­CEP­TIONS.

1972

Dis­turbed by sex­u­al­ized uni­forms cre­ated a protest group called Ste­wardesses for Women’s Rights (SFWR) and ar­gued that their em­ploy­ers’ prac­tices im­peded their roles as safety of­fi­cers. Their high-pro­file ac­tivism even­tu­ally helped end this de­mean­ing mar­ket­ing.

1985

Though Hormel meat-pack­ers in Austin, Min­nesota, ini­tially went on strike over 23% wage cuts, the ef­fort quickly be­came a broader cri­tique of the co­zi­ness be­tween na­tional unions and man­age­ment and cities that grant em­ployer con­ces­sions to se­cure new jobs. The ef­fort failed, and Hormel hired new work­ers at lower wages. (Con­tin­ued)

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