Labor

Tell the Department of Labor: Stand up for Poultry Workers – Credo

From Credo Action: Imagine spending your entire day in a room kept near freezing temperatures, standing for hours in pools of chicken blood, and unable to move from your spot to wash your hands, stretch, or rest. Imagine wearing diapers to work, and restricting how much you eat and drink because you often aren’t allowed…

Silicon Valley’s Working Class Organizes For its Survival

Silicon Valley’s Wealth Gap, by Michelle Chen in The Nation. The tech hub is becoming completely unaffordable for the service employees who work there.   On Wednesday, scores of cafeteria workers marched outside Intel headquarters and disrupted Silicon Valley with a proletarian manifesto, calling for a union and “a Tech Economy that Works for Everyone.”…

Forked – A New Standard for American Dining by Saru Jayaraman

From Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United. We’re just a couple weeks away from the release of our new book, Forked: A New Standard for American Dining, which tells the stories of entrepreneurs at the helm of the restaurant industry. While most corporate restaurant companies continue to set low standards for wages and benefits, other…