24 Articles by: Jeff Schuhrke

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Jeff Schuhrke is a labor historian, journalist, and union activist who teaches at the Harry Van Arsdale Jr School of Labor Studies, SUNY Empire State University.

When Arab-American Detroit Auto Workers Struck for Palestinian Liberation

In 1973, Arab-American workers in Detroit auto plants walked off the job in protest of the UAW’s investment in bonds from the state of Israel. The incident is little-remembered today, but it shows how workers can organize against racism and colonialism — including against the labor movement’s investment in the Israeli occupation of Palestine today.