labour

Is $15 enough?

10 July, 2015 // 0 Comments

The last few years have been witness to an explosion of grassroots labour organising focused on improving conditions for retail, fast food, and other service workers. This is a huge step in a country where workers in general have to fight for every ...

No job is worthless

18 June, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was struck recently by a post at Buzzfeed featuring a collection of readers talking about the dream jobs they’d accidentally stumbled into. It included a fascinating mix of people and professions, but one of the things I noted was that many ...

Don’t work for free

9 June, 2015 // 0 Comments

People often turn to me for advice on developing writing careers, especially freelance careers, which honestly makes me a little bit uncomfortable. It’s not because I’m so leery of competition that I don’t want to provide ...

Work/Life Balance and Freelancing

25 November, 2014 // 0 Comments

‘Oh, that must be so great,’ people say when they hear I’m a freelancer. ‘You get to set your own hours, work from home in your pajamas, pick how much work you want to do…’ And all of these things are true up to a ...

How Far Have We Progressed on Worker Rights?

3 September, 2014 // 0 Comments

The last few years have marked an uptick in aggressive labour protests and labour organising, reminding me in many ways of the turn of the last century, when people were taking to the streets to fight for better working conditions, more reasonable ...
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