Before the shutdown, our jobs consumed us without giving much back. The pandemic allowed many of us to reassess our relationship to work—but can we actually afford to make the necessary changes?
A crisis like this shouldn’t come as a surprise: Our economic system is working as intended.
We have told workers that their labor is essential but their lives are not. So why are we expecting anyone to return to work under unlivable conditions?
The holiday weekend has come to signify the last moments of summer, and not a celebration of labor. But is that any surprise for a nation of millions trapped by their work, exhausted to the bone, trying to claw their way free?
In this exclusive excerpt from Sarah Jaffe's "Necessary Trouble," our columnist asks if the morality of 1930s middle class is to blame for today’s mess.
When customer service rep Angela Agganis tried to file a complaint, the telecom company did everything they could to “drop her call."
Major sports cheerleading teams are getting a raw-rah deal, as last week's Milwaukee Bucks lawsuit shows. Will they find a place in the “laborers of love” revolt?
Most of us can't afford to labor for love. Is it time to rethink the way we measure professional success?
OUR Walmart is pushing the chain store for better working conditions. But now, due to “plumbing problems,” many employees are not working at all.