Amazon settles with activist workers who say they are illegal

Amazon settled with two of its foremost internal critics, closing a public hearing on accusations that the company illegally fired the couple, the parties’ lawyers told an administrative judge on Wednesday. The terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Former employees, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, said they were fired last year for publicly …

Stanley Aronowitz, Labor Scholar and Activist, dies at 88

Stanley Aronowitz, a blue-collar organizer, college professor, and prolific writer who argued that electoral policies have failed American labor and that unions must adopt militant strategies to pursue a broad social agenda, died Monday at his Manhattan home. He was 88 years old. His daughter, Kim O’Connell, said the cause was complications from the stroke. …

Activist Empowering Deaf People Barbara Kannapell dies at 83

Both of her parents went to Gallaudet, and Barbara, known as Kanny, followed in their footsteps and earned her bachelor’s degree in deaf education in 1961. He earned a master’s degree in educational technology from the Catholic University of America in Washington in 1970. He researched the attitudes of 200 Gallaudet students in Georgetown, where …

Lesbian Writer and Activist Sally Miller Gearhart dies at 90

“The Wanderground” is about a utopian community of women who communicate psychically with each other. She explored themes of women’s inner connection to the Earth and to each other. The book, which has been in print for over two decades, was one of the first major examples of lesbian representation in the traditionally male genre …