Jasmine Kerrissey

Jasmine Kerrissey

Jasmine Kerrissey is an associate professor of sociology and director of the Labor Center, UMass Amherst.


Waves of strikes rippling across the U.S., but number of striking Americans historically low

By: and - September 4, 2023

More than 323,000 workers – including nurses, actors, screenwriters, hotel cleaners and restaurant servers – walked off their jobs during the first eight months of 2023. Hundreds of thousands of the employees of delivery giant UPS would have gone on strike, too, had they not reached a last-minute agreement. And nearly 150,000 autoworkers may go […]