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Plugging Into the Gig Economy, From Home With a Headset - The New York Times
A company called Liveops has become the Uber of call centers by doting on its agents. But is the work liberating, or dehumanizing?
callcenter  gigeconomy  liveops  nytimes  jobs  labor  economy 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Becoming a Steelworker Liberated Her. Then Her Job Moved to Mexico. - The New York Times
The man from Mexico followed a manager through the factory floor, past whirring exhaust fans, beeping forklifts, and drilling machines that whined against steel. Workers in safety glasses looked up and stared. Others looked away. Shannon Mulcahy felt her stomach lurch.
steelworking  rexnordcorporation  jobs  work  economy  mexico  indiana  indianapolis  nytimes 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Conservative Case for Unions - The Atlantic
How a new kind of labor organization could address the grievances underlying populist anger
jonathanrauch  unions  labor  workingclass  theatlantic  jobs  economy 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How Noncompete Clauses Keep Workers Locked In - The New York Times
Restrictions once limited to executives are now spreading across the labor landscape — making it tougher for Americans to get a raise.
noncompeteclauses  economics  economy  jobs  employment  labor 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden

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