labour

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 ...

All Worker Deaths Should Matter

23 June, 2014 // 0 Comments

On 19 March of this year, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino was ambushed by a suspect just outside of Cleone in a fatal encounter. One week later, I attended his memorial, an event that drew law enforcement officers from ...

Slaughterhouse Abuse Starts with Worker Abuse

28 May, 2014 // 0 Comments

US slaughterhouses have become infamous as havens of animal abuse, exposed by numerous animal welfare organisations brave enough to go undercover (even in the face of ag-gag laws) to document workers kicking, hitting, and beating animals, mocking ...
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