Author Archive | Jessica Pieklo

Wal-Mart v. Dukes, Equal Pay and the Long Road Ahead

The Wal-Mart v. Dukes case carries on in a different form as a federal district court denied a motion to dismiss a class action suit of California women alleging pay and employment discrimination. The named plaintiffs represent more than 100,000 current or former women employees of California Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores. The class includes […]

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Disenfranchisement Is A Two-Step Process

If there has been a consistent, non-partisan critique of the Occupy Wall Street movement it has been that it lacks clear and common vision. That’s fine. So Occupy Wall Street doesn’t fit on a bumper sticker. But it doesn’t take a lot to see that the underlying movement circles around the problem of economic disenfranchisement. […]

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The Accidental Ritual

Yesterday I made tomato soup from scratch. The fact that I made soup is unremarkable because I make soup all the time, and being that it is September and tomatoes are in full swing, me making tomato soup should be no big deal. But without even realizing it, yesterday it became ritual. See, my grandmother […]

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