The future is not completely unpredictable. Many of the most powerful economic and political trends in this country can be found inside an Amazon warehouse. And what happens to the workers there will say a lot about our collective future.
If you lived in Las Vegas and were looking for a construction job, you might have been thrilled to read the flyer below, which promises “JOBS!!! JOBS!!! JOBS!!!” of both the union and non-union variety, to “black men and women” in particular. The flyer declared that if you, the job seeker, showed up to the Clark…
Donald Trump loves trucks, I guess. Also, the trucking industry is poised to be decimated by technological change. Here we have an opportunity.
Yesterday, the Senate voted to repeal regulations that required federal contractors to accurately disclose all of their workplace safety violations. Because who would want that?
“CEO” is a term for someone who is paid more money than you because they are able to project a large degree of confidence about their wrong ideas. Don’t take my word for it—it’s science!
Since the Reagan era, wages have stagnated, unions have declined, and average workers have lost power. If we want any of that to change in the near future, we will have to look... everywhere.
Do you like sports and math and science? If so, we may have a job for you.
I just walked by a grocery store with a sign in the window saying they would be open until 6:30 p.m. on Christmas. Funny joke! If you’re an employee there, you should know that’s wrong—everything is closed on Christmas.
Government employees have shared serious concerns about working under Donald Trump. None of them are more concerned than the active duty members of the U.S. military who wrote to us.
Across the federal government, career employees are reckoning with the prospect of working for a Donald Trump administration. Today, people from the CDC, NLRB, DOT, TSA, and other agencies speak very freely about their hopes and fears.
It turns out that lots of federal government employees are ready to share their thoughts on what it is like staring down the prospect of working under a Donald J. Trump administration.
As the iconic company of the terrifying new “gig economy,” Uber has long been a prime target of labor activists who want to make sure its drivers are protected. Uber has effectively conned the hell out of all of them.
Donald Trump, presidential candidate of the moon, has a plan to put Americans back to work. A simple plan. He explained it all very simply yesterday.
Shit is fucked up and bullshit. Economic inequality is high and wages are low and people are mad. Want to do something about it? Don’t vote for Donald Trump. Join a union.
George Orwell made a living off of incredulity. Armed with a healthy distrust of capitalism and intense misgivings about the surveillance state, Orwell’s writings often presaged a bleak outlook for mankind. (His fucking head would explode if he could see what companies—i.e. Google and Facebook—and government agencies…
If the headline writers at the Harvard Business Review are hip to the concept of trolling, I’d think that was exactly what they were doing with a recent piece on “generational issues” that claims, “The Problem with Millennials? They’re Way Too Hard on Themselves.”
What should I be when I grow up?
If you’re a job-hunter with teaching experience and a willingness to overlook a terrible economic proposition for the chance to live year-round in one of our most popular vacation destinations, Hawaii has the perfect opportunity for you.