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