Articles in Labor

The Subminimum Wage Has Got to Go

Paying workers $7.25 an hour is cruel. Paying them even less is inhumane.


Amazon Is Caught In a Brazen Lie About Its Exploitative Practices

Bezos may be out as CEO, but the bullshit continues to flow.


My Father, the Butcher

A manual worker is not defined solely by the work they do.


Whole Foods’ Hippie CEO and the Lie of Enlightened Capitalism

For a guy whose memoir is titled Conscious Leadership, John Mackey lacks self-awareness.


Corporate ‘Mindfulness’ Programs Are an Abomination

Instead of providing employees with decent working conditions or benefits, U.S. companies suggest they meditate instead.


Nonprofit Workers, Unionize!

Until you can pay your rent with good intentions, you need the protection of a union contract.


The Wreckage of the Last Energy Epoch: Abandoned Wells and Workers

We do not need oil and gas companies. But we do need oil and gas workers.


The Royal Jelly Problem of Modern Workplaces

In which predetermining the success of a few leaves the vast majority neglected and bound for failure.


The Service Industry and its Discontents

As the industry struggles towards “business as usual”, all restaurant workers have to return to is grueling work, exploitive conditions, and criminally low wages.


Debt Strike, Employee-Owned Businesses, and Other Surprisingly Simple Tech Fixes

With over 44 million Americans in student loan debt, we may well be each other’s greatest resource.


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