Tag Archives: Labor

You should go on strike

Throughout history employers have never voluntarily paid their workers. If left to their own devices employers will pay as little as they can get away with out of their own pockets. This was evident in the prevalence of the slave … Continue reading

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You are paying to work

Because I have a lot more time on my hands than most I tend to do a lot of thinking. The other day I realized just how many things in a person’s life are centered around their job. Then I … Continue reading

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Who do you work for?

I don’t mean “who are you employed with?” I mean just what I said…Who are you working for. What is the goal of you going to work each day? Whose financial future are you really enabling and securing? Is it … Continue reading

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Now She Can Rest

  This is Maria Fernandes, she was 32. She died in a parking lot between one of her four part time jobs. She just wanted to make ends meet. Instead, she died in a parking lot trying to catch a … Continue reading

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A Letter Concerning a Slave, a Sister, and a New Republic

In his book, Heaven’s Soldiers, Dr. Frank Marotti mentions a letter sent from my uncle Fredrick A. Clarke to my uncle James W. Clarke. It’s sent from Cowlitz Landing in Washington to Florida in April of 1854. The state of Washington … Continue reading

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Poverty Overload: A depressing purge since I can’t stop crying

Yesterday I got the news that my uncle David is dying. Some people will be cynical about how much he means to me because of the fact that I’ve probably only spent a handful of days of my entire life … Continue reading

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Vomiting Subway Employee: Industry Standard

You’ve probably already heard the story of Elizabeth Taff, a 24 year old employee for the Subway sandwich chain who was fired when she left work after being taken to the hospital for a, very contagious, stomach virus. Everyone outside of the … Continue reading

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