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Congress: Pay Your Interns!

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On September 3, 2018
This is an obscenity that reinforces how rich people control our society. Mayra Valadez still had two weeks left of her internship in the US House of Representatives when her bank balance dropped below $25. A first-generation, low-income student from Los Angeles, Valadez had aspired to work on Capitol Hill since high school. While attending […]

Resisting Unpaid Internships

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On September 30, 2013
It’s good to see Europeans following their American comrades and resisting unpaid internships. I thought this quote was a pretty good example of why internships need to be governed by conventional labor law. Saxon Baird, 29, a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn, says he has already completed six internships. “Only one internship really paid an […]
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