Articles and Flyers


What do Eleanor Roosevelt and Natalie Portman have in common?

Quotes from the “We Are One” Solidarity Rally, Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4. 2011


Looking Back, Moving Ahead, 50th Anniversary of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women Report, U.S. Department of Labor, Forthcoming.

She Can Do This Work. So What’s the Problem? Women’s Review of Books, Sept/October, 2013.

Alice H. Cook, Labor Educator, American National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2013.

Human Rights Campaigns, In Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia, Vicki Smith (Ed), Sage Publications, 2013.

Women in Tech Industry Can Lean In Together, Cross post AlterNet,, September 2013.

Why the Person Building Your Next House Might Just Be a Woman, AlterNet, May 2013: 

“Lean In” All You Want, But If You Want a Better Job Join a Union! AlterNet,/, March 2013.

Postcards At The Edge, Live Chat Huffington Post, February, 2012,

4 Ways Workers Are Boldly-And Successfully-Fighting For Their Rights, AlterNet,, December, 2012.

On Her Birthday, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Fight For Labor Rights Lives On, New Deal 2.0,, Cross Post: “Why Unions Still Matter,” Salon,, October, 2012.

Teachers Strike Could Be The Best Lesson for Chicago Kids This Year, AlterNet,, September, 2012.

Is This California’s Last Labor Day? AlterNet,, September, 2012.

“You’ve Got Mail—Or Not,” AlterNet, August 4, 2012

“Why We Fight For Democracy In The Workplace,” AlterNet, June 22, 2012

Editorial by Brigid O'Farrell

The Review, East Liverpool, Ohio, May 3, 2011
Reprinted: American Rights at Work

Public Sector Unions

Women, Construction, Human Rights

Labor Law Reform

Labor Day 2010

Labor Rights, Human Rights, and the Massey Mine Disaster