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What Happens When You Hire Scabs

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On October 22, 2021
You have all heard by now about Alec Baldwin accidentally shooting the director and cinematographer on the set of his current movie project, killing the latter. Turns out this is all about bad workplace safety conditions, union workers walking off the set to protest the lack of safety, and scabs crews taking their place. Hours […]

Working in the Heat

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On August 10, 2021

I am so not happy to have my Oregon time include another of these insane heat waves. Good times. But my work is in air-conditioned archives or wherever else I want to work during the summer. No real p

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On July 2, 1888, the London matchgirl strike began. In the pantheon of dangerous work, we probably don’t often think of making matches. To some extent, this is because the match market has collapsed in recent decades, at least in the U.S., with the decline of smoking cigarettes and the rise of lighters. But also, […]
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