Articles in Labor
Of Course We Should All be Working Less
America’s pro-work culture is destroying our health and well-being. Bernie Sanders has the right idea in calling for a 4-day workweek.
US Companies Complain of Worker Shortages While the US Deports Workers to Their Deaths
We militarize our borders and keep people seeking work from doing it. Then legislators insist we need child labor to fill a “worker shortage.” What kind of country is this?
Whose Fault Is An Uprising?
When people resist intolerable conditions, those who created the problem always try to shift the blame onto the ones resisting.
The Boss is Watching
Businesses sit on a treasure trove of employee surveillance data, which is a threat to working class power and to a dignified work experience.
Why You Hate Your Job
A theory on the function of bullshit jobs: to maintain the illusion of meritocracy and to provide status and prestige for elites.
How the Amazon Labor Union Defeated the Bezos Behemoth
Union member and Amazon worker Justine Medina on how workers achieved their historic victory when many doubted them.
The Left Must Be Ruthlessly Strategic
There is a difference between political actions that are expressive and those that are tactical. We have to act on the basis of what works, not what feels noble.
Organizing Against Precarity in Higher Education
As faculty positions become more like gig work, the future of higher education will depend on unionized workers.
Publications Must Pay Their Writers, Period
It’s non-negotiable. Writers should refuse to produce uncompensated work, and publications should be shamed when they ask for it.
John Henry and the Divinity of Labor
Variations in the legend of a steel driving man tell us about differing American views of the value and purpose of work.
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