labour

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 ...

Endangering Workers to Satisfy Customers

11 March, 2014 // 0 Comments

Throughout the United States, work-related accidents occur on a daily basis. Some of them happen in industries that are inherently dangerous, like fishing, logging, and agriculture. Others take place in settings one wouldn’t necessarily ...

Busy, Busy, Busy

10 December, 2013 // 0 Comments

The words ‘I’m busy’ have been crossing my lips, and my ears, far more often that I would like lately. ‘How are you?’ ‘Busy,’ I say. ‘Busy with work,’ a friend says when I ask the same question. ...
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