Port Truckers are a Symptom of a Rigged System

Recently, USA Today had an investigative report on port truckers, the people who bring goods from warehouses to your favorite (or least-favorite) retailer. The article is, naturally, a somewhat lengthy one but the main details concern the ways that workers (especially immigrants who speak little English) are exploited by one-sided contacts. In these contracts, workers…

Disengagement and Work

VICE News had a recent bit on millenials (that devilish demographic that shuts down any business in sight) and their lack of engagement on work. There were a few other subjects brought up but this was the main subject of the video and the one I most want to focus on for this article…which you…

“… gratitude born of desperation…”

I’ve written before about so-called “flexible work”. This is work that while is intended to help the worker is usually not decided by the workers themselves. Instead, we have systematic patterns of authority and abuse going unchecked. All in the hopes of reforming things seen as bugs rather than features. Getting more flexible schedules would…

Work: A Play on Your Passion

I’ve linked to Miya Tokumitsu’s piece In the Name of Love that was featured on Jacobin, as well commenting on the issue of “do what you love” myself (see here and here). More recently Tokumitsu has published another excerpt from her book called Do What You Love: And Other Lies About Success and Happiness titled,…