Tag Archives: work

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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The Poverty Pile Up

My family lives paycheck to paycheck. Every week, by about Wednesday, we’re scrambling to make it through the last few days of the week. This happens even though both of us bring in paychecks. It happens even though we both … 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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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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My Poor Mind: Poverty on the Brain

I recently saw a video on Upworthy.com and it really got me thinking. The video is talking about the mental health and overall well being of middle class, and upper middle class, women and how stress effects their minds and bodies. This doesn’t … Continue reading

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We Need Solutions Not Reactions

I imagine that most people have heard about Tennessee’s new “Arrest Pregnant Addicts” rule. I also imagine that some of you think that this is an amazing idea. And if you do, I will never admit to you that I … Continue reading

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