*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*September 30, 2022*
*Title:* Strike at Philadelphia Museum of Art Is Window Into Broader Unrest
*Source:* The New York Times
*Author:* Jon Hurdle
*Date:* September 29, 2022
*Summary:* During a period of labor organizing in museums across the country, workers in Philadelphia are now outside carrying picket signs. They’re frustrated with lengthy wage negotiations.
*Title:* Critical Race Feminism and Common Good Unionism
*Source:* Non-Profit Quarterly
*Author:* Stacy Davis Gates, Sheri Davis, Marilyn Sneiderman and Alisha Volante
*Date:* September 28, 2022
*Summary:* Bargaining for the Common Good is an intersectional feminist strategy. In a 2020 piece for The Forge, “We Want Bread and Housing Too,” Lauren Jacobs, Executive Director of PowerSwitch Action, Renata Pumerol of the Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE), and Sheri Davis and Marilyn Sneiderman of Rutgers’ Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) asserted that intersectionality is key to building strong social movements because it “is the analysis that made clear the interconnectedness of different unjust and exploitative systems.… Having an intersectional approach means everyday folks have a forum and a means to build real solidarity and more tools to win bigger gains.”
*Title:* Women Now Outnumber Men in the U.S. College-Educated Labor Force
*Source:* Pew Research Center
*Author: * Richard Fry
*Date:* September 26, 2022
*Summary:* Women have overtaken men and now account for more than half (50.7%) of the college-educated labor force in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. The change occurred in the fourth quarter of 2019 and remains the case today, even though the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a sharp recession and an overall decline in the size of the nation’s labor force.
*Title:* Latest Jobless Claims Fall to 193,000, Underscoring Still-Tight Labor Market
*Source:* CNN Business
*Author:* Alicia Wallace
*Date:* September 29, 2022
*Summary:* Initial claims for unemployment insurance were 193,000 for the week ended September 24, down 16,000 from a downwardly revised total of 209,000 claims from the prior week, according to Labor Department data released Thursday.
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