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Often, even with unions, one of the only ways to see real improvements in workplace conditions, especially health and safety, is in response to a disaster. For example, maybe the candle factory in Kentucky threatening workers with their jobs if they didn’t work through the tornado, thus making the company responsible for their deaths, will–maybe–lead […]
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I thought about delaying this given the horrifying news this evening. But we need a distraction. Or at least I do. I’ve been watching the second season of The Taco Chronicles on Netflix. It’s a bit ridiculous in that it goes way overboard in the mythmaking, almost supernatural nature of tacos in the modern context. […]

Beyond Meat

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On April 16, 2019

I used to be a vegetarian for 10 years. That is no longer true. But one strong principle still stands–if the meat is terrible, why kill an animal for it? That’s especially true in low leve

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Just Cause Firing

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On February 13, 2019
One of the biggest problems workers face is that employers can fire them for any reason. This should not exist. Of course, this is at the center of why every worker should have a union. Capricious employer actions are incredibly damaging to workers’ lives. You should read Shaun Richman and Moshe Marvit’s New York Times […]

The Small Victories

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On July 17, 2018

At a terrible time like this, we have to remember that the courts can actually do the right thing from time to time and we have to hold onto the small victories and take some heart from them. In-N-Out

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Not sure if this isn’t reading too much into the whole thing, but this is at the very least an interesting and somewhat provocative essay on fast food nostalgia, culminating in Donald Trump’s eating habits and appeal to a certain class of Americans. It’s no accident that fast foods tap so persistently into the national […]

Surprise Scheduling

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On July 24, 2017

One of the many indignities low wage workers suffer is with their schedules. Whether the constant shift of their schedules week to week, reporting to work and being sent home after an hour if business

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