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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
The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York - The New York Times
Visiting under the H-2A program, which brings temporary agricultural labor to the U.S., Jamaicans have worked in New York orchards since World War II.
jamaica  jamaicans  applepicking  newyork  upstatenewyork  nytimes  agriculture  labor 
november 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
Gunkist Oranges
Wonder why Orange County trembles whenever its Mexicans protest? Welcome to the Citrus War of 1936, the most important event in Orange County history youve never heard of
ocweekly  california  orangecounty  oranges  citruswar  labor  history 
july 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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