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Lauren Worth: How Local Communities Can Tackle the ‘Death Gap’

Working-class Americans die younger. Here’s what your town can do about it.

October 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: Travelers in the Night

Working the lonely late shift, a gas station cashier shares a silly moment with a special kind of stranger.

September 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: The Work That Makes All Other Work Possible

Activist Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair wages for domestic workers and explains how we can all be inspired by them. “Think like a domestic worker who shows up and cares no matter what,” she says.

July 28, 2019 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: The Left is Right to Support Increased Unionization

The pre-Kavanaugh Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCMEgave the rightwing a new victory in its long-term class war to destroy unions in the United States. In a 5-4 ruling, the … Continue reading

January 4, 2019 · 3 Comments

Video: “Night Shift” by Zia Mondviwalla

. Salote, an airport cleaner, starts another long night shift. She keeps her head down, does her job, and gleans her survival from what others leave behind. No one would … Continue reading

June 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

Robert Gibb: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

“Sharecropper’s Work Shoes” —Photo by Walker Evans, 1936 . The Magritte who took issue with the ordinary Would have tipped them with toes.   Evans, deferential, simply sets them before … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

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