Tag: work
The Precariatisation of Work
With changes in work and employment patterns in 21st century there has been a precariatisation of work, where employment contracts are de-securitised, low-pay dominates and there is an increasing individuation of work-life, alongside a blurring of work and leisure. Developments like the sharing economy and the move toward a self-employment in-name-only represent a significant economic…
A New Strategy for Fight for $15
Last week, I attended a local Fight for $15 rally with some fellow Wobblies and other union organizers and supporters. Echoes of rally cries demanding, “$15 and a union,” filled the streets outside of a local McDonald’s as fast food and child services workers from the Tampa and Orlando, Florida area, mostly workers of color,…
The Individualist Anarchist and Work on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Nick Ford‘s “The Individualist Anarchist and Work” from the Students for a Stateless Society‘s Volume 1, Issue 2 of THE NEW LEVELLER read and edited by Nick Ford. The individualist anarchist may first notice in this situation that the individual is crushed not only by the political arrangements but the systematic…
The Labor Politics of Prisons
Today is Labor Day, a federal holiday in the United States designed to promote a sanitized history of labor organizing. As Charles Johnson puts it, “the federal holiday known as Labor Day is actually a Gilded Age bait-and-switch from 1894. It was crafted and promoted in an effort to throw a bone to labor while erasing the radicalism implicit in May…
Inclined Labor
It was a cool, blustery, October morning in 2007 when I realized the difference between work and labor. I was standing on the side of a country road in Tumwater, Washington waiting for my work crew to come pick me up. I had moved from Tennessee to the area just days before – a recent graduate with…
Fear of Cat Food and Other Anti-Revolutionary Yarns
Sometimes you come across an article that so perfectly encapsulates something you have been obsessing about that you have to dust off your blog and throw out a minor rant. Latina Lista published just such an article this week. So here we go. According to a study by the (in no way biased) Prudential, “Latinos’…
WORK!
“I hear therefore with joy whatever is beginning to be said of the dignity and necessity of labor to every citizen. There is virtue yet in the hoe and the spade, for learned as well as for unlearned hands. And labor is everywhere welcome; always we are invited to work.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The American…
Don’t Tell Us What Our “Marginal Productivity” Is; We’ll Tell You
When you take a big dose of syrup of ipecac, you get a big stream of projectile vomiting. And when someone calls for a living wage, you get a nice big vomit stream from the usual suspects on the Right, denouncing such calls on the basis of what they call “hard-headed economic rationality.” Response to…
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The Poverty of Nations: Wal-Mart Efficiency and The Destitution of America
“The solution is to smash the structures of government-imposed privilege that put workers into a position of dependency on employers in the first place.”
Além do Chefismo
Os professores Horwitz e Shapiro suscitam, ambos, perguntas oportunas e bem pensadas acerca da persistência da hierarquia numa sociedade sem estado.
Beyond Bossism
Gary Chartier responds: Professors Horwitz and Shapiro both raise helpful, thoughtful questions about the persistence of hierarchy in a stateless society.
Sombrios Cubículos Satânicos – É hora de acabar com a cultura do emprego!
Numa comunidade humana saudável, os empregos nem são necessários nem desejáveis.
Sons of a Laboring God
Joe Bageant: Getting Down and Dumb at Burt’s Tavern
Dark Satanic Cubicles — It’s time to smash the job culture!
Claire Wolfe: We Need Jobs Like We Need Cancer
Free Markets & Capitalism?
Markets Not Capitalism
Organization Theory
Conscience of an Anarchist