About Me

Jenny Brown is a women’s liberation organizer and former editor of Labor Notes. She was a leader in the grassroots campaign to make “morning-after pill” contraception available over-the-counter in the United States and was a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. For ten years she co-chaired the Alachua County Labor Party, organizing for national health insurance, the right to a job at a living wage, free higher education and a working person’s political party under the Labor Party slogan, “The corporations have two parties, we need one of our own.” More recently she worked as a AuthorPhotoJennyBrownPicbyPeteSelf copystaff writer and editor for Labor Notes magazine, covering labor struggles in hotels, restaurants, retail, farmwork, airlines, telecommunications and the building trades, and co-authored, with other Labor Notes staff, How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers (2014). In addition to Labor Notes, her work has appeared in Jacobin, New Labor Forum, Cause Commune and Jewish Currents, and she is coauthor of the Redstockings book Women’s Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America (redstockings.org). She is the author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work (PM, 2019) and Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now (Verso, 2019). She writes, teaches, and organizes with National Women’s Liberation (womensliberation.org).