Nobel prize-winning author John Steinbeck's realist masterpiece looks at the plight of a family of tenant farmers forced to leave Oklahoma during the great depression.Wherever there's a fight, so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad. I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know supper's ready - I'll be there, too. Tom Joad
A blog entry detailing my recent experiences as a language worker--examining the structure of my particular workplace and potential opportunities for organising in the industry.
For a little over a year I've been employed teaching English at a school in Eastern Europe. The company I work for is part of a massive global chain. Although ultimately owned by a major multimedia company with stakes in newspapers, textbook publishing, and online media, the 'brand' is franchised regionally.Anyone who has worked in the industry understands that TEFL is a business run by and for global corporations.
Past Tense tell the inside story of the work-in and occupation of a women's hospital in South London faced with closure.
First I’ll give you some background on hospital occupations, which goes back to the late 1970s. In the early 1970s both the private and private sector was being restructured: partly in response to IMF directives, and in response to the relatively high wages and defenses (‘restrictive’ work practices that workers built up through the years.
France: Socialist Gvt puts police on alert, warns rising tension over job cuts could lead to 'social explosion'
Libcom.org's guide to reading around the subject of work and wage labour in capitalist society, and struggles against them.Key texts
- Work - an introduction - libcom.org's, clear, short introduction to work, what is wrong with it, and what we can do about it.
libcom.org's brief introduction to work, what we think is wrong with it and what we, as workers, can do about it. This is a draft version for comments so please let us know what you think in the thread linked to below.What is wrong with work?
For the majority of us, most of our lives are dominated by work. Even when we are not actually at work, we are travelling to or from work, worrying about work, trying to recover from work in order to get back to work tomorrow, or trying to forget about work.