The result of 140 interviews by award-winning historian Annelise Orleck, and with original photographs by Liz Cooke, this is a powerful look at neo-liberalism and its damages, a story of resistance and rebellion, a reflection on hope and ...
Author: Annelise Orleck
Publisher: Beacon Press
"The story of low-wage workers rising up around the world to demand respect and a living wage. We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages traces the evolution of a new global labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from Manila to Manhattan, from Baja California to Bangladesh, from Capetown to Cambodia. This is an up close and personal look at globalization and its costs, as seen through the eyes and told whenever possible through the words of low-wage workers themselves: the berry pickers and small farmers, fast food servers, retail cashiers, garment workers, hotel housekeepers, home health care aides, airport workers and adjunct professors who are fighting for respect, safety and a living wage. The result of 140 interviews by award-winning historian Annelise Orleck, and with original photographs by Liz Cooke, this is a powerful look at neo-liberalism and its damages, a story of resistance and rebellion, a reflection on hope and change as it rises from the bottom up"--
Author: Melissa SchwartzbergPublish On: 2020-03-03
6 Annelise Orleck, “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now”: The Global Uprising
Against Poverty Wages (Boston: Beacon Press, 2018), 56–57. 7 Orleck, Fast-
Food Workers, 57. 8 Orleck, Fast-Food Workers, 57. 9 Orleck, Fast-Food Workers,
Author: Melissa Schwartzberg
Publisher: NYU Press
Essays on the justification, strategy, and limits of mass protests and political dissent In Protest and Dissent, the latest installment of the NOMOS series, distinguished scholars from the fields of political science, law, and philosophy provide a fresh, interdisciplinary perspective on the potential—and limits—of mass protest and disobedience in today’s age. Featuring ten timely essays, the contributors address a number of contemporary movements, from Black Lives Matter and the Women’s March, to Occupy Wall Street and Standing Rock. Ultimately, this volume challenges us to re-imagine the boundaries between civil and uncivil disagreement, political reform and radical transformation, and democratic ends and means. Protest and Dissent offers thought-provoking insights into a new era of political resistance.
Quoted in Rachel Seidman, Speaking of Feminism: Today's Activists on the Past,
Present, and Future of the U.S. Women's ... On organizing among low-wage
workers, see Annelise Orleck, “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now”: The Global ...
Author: Lisa Levenstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
From an award-winning scholar, a vibrant portrait of a pivotal moment in the history of the feminist movement From the declaration of the "Year of the Woman" to the televising of Anita Hill's testimony, from Bitch magazine to SisterSong's demands for reproductive justice: the 90s saw the birth of some of the most lasting aspects of contemporary feminism. Historian Lisa Levenstein tracks this time of intense and international coalition building, one that centered on the growing influence of lesbians, women of color, and activists from the global South. Their work laid the foundation for the feminist energy seen in today's movements, including the 2017 Women's March and #MeToo campaigns. A revisionist history of the origins of contemporary feminism, They Didn't See Us Coming shows how women on the margins built a movement at the dawn of the Digital Age.
All fast food restaurants wouldn't be that bad if the managers and all those over
us would be more thankful and glad for the work we perform ... The main
complaint I had was that the closers (night workers) were expected to work after
you (they) punched out. ... I am now 19 years old and only make 15 cents over
However , even before we look at their uses , it is importation to note that criteria
must be established before the process can take ... These ' electronic supervisors
' are now watching fast food workers , retail clerks , machine operators , and
health care professionals . ... Now he carries a personal computer all day ( in a
box ) .
Author: Lionel Nicholas
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
Presents an overview of the latest information on various topics in psychology, such as cognition, motivation, learning, memory, and abnormal psychology.
When I first checked out the $15.00 minimum wage proposal for fast food workers, I kept thinking that it would be hard for seniors to "enjoy" fast food ever again.
Author: Brian W Kelly
Publisher: Let's Go Publish!
When I first checked out the $15.00 minimum wage proposal for fast food workers, I kept thinking that it would be hard for seniors to "enjoy" fast food ever again. Maybe it would actually help seniors live longer. But, I am quite sure that living longer is not a goal that government has for seniors. I wish the fast food industry was the only victim for the $15.00 per hour national wage. We all want everybody to do as well as they can. So, nobody begrudges the fast food workers who will get $15.00 per hour even though right now the US minimum wage is now $7.25. Even the optimists know that when fast food workers begin making $30,000 per year (at $15.00 per hour, other industry workers will be looking for more in their paychecks. We all know that if $30,000 ever becomes the prevailing national yearly wage what that will do to seniors on a fixed income. Those care providers who make about $20,000 per year do not compete for the fast food jobs but if it represents a $$10,000 pay differential we will be seeing college graduate social workers who now take care of many seniors going for the $15.00 fast food jobs. Then will the fast food workers who may not measure up v the college graduates vying for their jobs try to get the $20,000 social worker jobs. Or should everybody be given the new $30,000 wage? If everybody gets the new $30,000 wage, how is it a wage increase because it will merely add to inflation? I have the answer since Obama has raised the social security wage almost never in his eight years and he plans no increase in 2016, it will be seniors who pay for everybody's huge wage increases. Is that really what Hillary wants? How long will seniors last when everything costs more than double? Surely those paying the $30,000 per year will be raising prices and seniors will be the only ones not getting raises. Thank you Obama. Thank you Hillary? Don't blame Trump for this one folks!
The EPA established the Worker Protection Standard in 1974 as its primary
means of reducing the exposure of ... We can also choose to buy from farmers we
know and trust, but that is not an option for all of us or all of our food all the time.
... by 80 percent.35 This was a historic decision: never before had a fast-food
giant caved to the demands of a worker right's ... Now we must continue moving
Author: Anna Lappe
Category: Health & Fitness
In the past few years, organic food has moved out of the patchouli-scented aisles of hippie food co-ops and into three-quarters of conventional grocery stores. Concurrent with this growth has been increased consumer awareness of the social and health-related issues around organic eating, independent farming, and food production. Combining a straight-to-the-point exposé about organic foods (organic doesn't mean fresh, natural, or independently produced) and the how-to's of creating an affordable, easy-touse organic kitchen, Grub brings organics home to urban dwellers. It gives the reader compelling arguments for buying organic food, revealing the pesticide industry's influence on government regulation and the extent of its pollution in our waterways and bodies. With an inviting recipe section, Grub also offers the millionsof people who buy organics fresh ideas and easy ways to cook with them. Grub's recipes, twenty-four meals oriented around the seasons, appeal to eighteen- to forty-year-olds who are looking for fun and simple meals. In addition, the book features resource lists (including music playlists to cook by), unusual and illuminating graphics, and every variety of do-it yourself tip sheets, charts, and checklists.
Author: Jennifer Parker TalwarPublish On: 2009-09-09
For four years, sociologist Jennifer Parker Talwar went behind the counter herself and listened to immigrant fast-food workers in New York City’s ethnic communities.
Author: Jennifer Parker Talwar
Category: Social Science
Hailing from China, the Caribbean, Latin America, and India, a colorful sea of faces has taken its place behind one of the most ubiquitous American business institutions – the fast-food counter. They have become a vital link between the growing service sector in our cities’ ethnic enclaves and the multi-billion dollar global fast-food industry. For four years, sociologist Jennifer Parker Talwar went behind the counter herself and listened to immigrant fast-food workers in New York City’s ethnic communities. They talked about balancing their low-paying jobs and monotonous daily reality with keeping the faith that these very jobs could be the first step on the path to the American Dream. In this original and compelling work of ethnography, Talwar shows that contrary to those arguing that the fast-food industry only represents an increasing homogenization of the American workforce, fast-food chains in immigrant communities must and do adapt to their surroundings.
Hell-bent To destroy jobs and welfare, profit at all cost. If you cannot pay the rent,
then all may seem lost. ... Fast food workers first take up the union's cause Across
the states, they demand – take back what is theirs; Decent pay, ... Fight until we
win - we're no longer satisfied With crumbs from your table, now that we're ...
Author: Andrew Walton
This collection of poems - some playful, others serious - is intended to highlight the destruction of our environment at the hands of capitalism. I have also put forward the alternative, a society where wealth is shared, rather than hoarded, and used for the common good. A planet where the vast majority of its citizens - the 99% - are in control, not a tiny elite, to allow us to plan our economy to solve environmental threats.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, they rarely strayed far from the factory floor;
and when they did, service workers were more often than ... Flight attendants,
department store clerks, waitresses, and fast food workers, for example, were all
subjects of revealing studies by the ... Now, writing in 2008, “managing service
encounters,” “empowering front-line service workers,” and piercing the mysteries
of the ...
Author: Cameron MacDonald
Category: Business & Economics
Everyday, we are bombarded with advertising images of the smiling service worker. The book is written with the aim of focusing beneath the surface of these fairy tale images, to seek out and understand the reality of service workers’ experience. Within the sociology of work and related literatures, there are an increasing number of empirical studies of different types of service work, but there has been little progress in attempts to theorize the nature of service work, per se. This book fills this gap by bringing together major scholars from the US and UK who use a range of critical perspectives to explore key elements in the organization and experience of contemporary service work. It will make an invaluable secondary text for advanced undergraduates and graduates studying courses/modules such as sociology of work, industrial sociology, social theory and work, organization studies, and organizational theory.
We are not perfect but we are to be perfect in him walking everyday asking for
forgiveness in our lives. ... how to eat and take care of our self, we can see as the
Hebrew people where very hard workers and labors this is something ... are on
the all time high I heard the other day that they where going to limit the amount of
fries that you can buy or fast food thru the ... the life span has dropped more than
double now in this decade , Gods people are falling into this as well , we are all
Author: Sheila Woolum
Publisher: WestBow Press
Too many times we as Women look to improve ourselves from the outside in , when God urges us to Grow and love ourselves from the inside out. and to appreciate his love for us and Blessings, Godly Women and Lipstick is written to inspire women of all ages and backgrounds, and to remind us that we can only help others when we first help ourselves, we can only grow stronger when we embrace and love ourselves , inside and out, as God made us. Sheila Woolum puts God first in all things , and wants to help others do the same. She seeks to build a ministry with love , hope and kindness to help those less fortunate. especially the youth. she hopes to start a home for Children and teenagers and looks forward to helping young people, both abroad and in her own community. Sheila's prayer is to lead the way for others to serve God, and to have a kind heart for those who are lost , weak or without hope.
Describing the situation , Tomasa said : In the end , we were working one or two
days a week , and then not at all . ... Canadian cashiers and fast food workers
may know a week or two in advance what their shifts are to be , but the constantly
Author: M. Jacqui Alexander
Publisher: Edgework Books
Category: Social Science
Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray! is an indispensable guide to the progressive politics of race, class, and gender in the new millennium from leading feminist writers of our time. Collecting essential writings of the last two decades right through the events of September 2001, the anthology provides a definitive reference work for academics and activists committed to deep and unflinching inquiry into the mechanisms of global justice in the post-Cold War world. This timely volume offers uncompromising examinations of the exploitation of Third World women under NAFTA; the real costs of the Colombian drug war; the inner dynamics of white supremacy; Zionism and anti-Semitism; ecological racism; indigenous sovereignty struggles in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico; and much more. Contributors include Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde, Edwidge Danticat, Cherrie Moraga, Gloria Anzaldua, Angela Y. Davis, Winona LaDuke, and vital, new voices from an emerging activist culture. Book jacket.
The most dominant recent trend — found in all parts of the country and in both
large cities and smaller towns — is a substantial ... The kinds of jobs that they
have reflect the jobs in America that offer low wages and few , if any , benefits or
a health ... For example , North Carolina free clinics see many temporary workers
( many factories now hire employees through ... West Virginia free clinics see
many restaurant workers , especially fast - food restaurant workers , which are
notorious for ...
Author: Gregory L. Weiss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Grass Roots Medicine describes the emergence of free health clinics in the late 1960s and early 1970s and examines the important transformations that have occurred since the mid-1980s. The book is based on more than 100 interviews with key individuals in the free health clinic movement and shares their comments with readers.
Those born into America's middle class today are statistically more likely to move
down the economic ladder than up! ... Truck drivers, retail salespeople, and fast- food workers are among the biggestjob opportunities predicted by the year 2020.
Not that there's anything wrong with thosejobs.They're all honorable positions.
Author: Shari Olefson
Category: Business & Economics
From depleted retirement accounts to underwater homes, it's been gloomy news for years. But the picture will get much brighter for those who take advantage of the laws and reforms enacted in the wake of the banking, real estate, and economic meltdown. The Dodd-Frank Act. The Making Home Affordable Program. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These are just a few examples of the significant but little-understood changes that offer people an unprecedented chance to set things right with their credit, savings and investments, employment, housing, retirement and more. Financial Fresh Start explains it all-simplifying the complicated reforms and motivating readers to shake off their malaise and radically improve their long-term financial prospects. Written by a dynamic author with a unique blend of legal, financial, and real estate expertise, the book's big-picture lens spans the spectrum of money matters, and delivers clear, actionable answers to questions such as: * How can you repair your credit quickly and avoid high finance costs? * What are the safest places for saving and investing? * Can you legally avoid repaying what you owe? * Will your home ever be worth what you paid for it? * Is there life after foreclosure? * Are you missing out on programs that can put money in your pockets? * Is it possible to make up for recent losses and still retire on time? * And more Big corporations and the mega-wealthy have professionals to keep them abreast of the latest regulations. Now, everyday people can learn what the new rules really mean to them with the expert guidance and practical solutions in Financial Fresh Start.
It wasn't because we failed to understand how important food was that we let
more of our workers move into the cities. It was just that we now had enough food
and could turn our thoughts elsewhere. Having created the productive capacity to
Author: Evan Davis
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
What are countries famous for making? For Japan, the answer might be electronic goods. For Germany, automobiles. For France, perhaps a Louis Vuitton bag. But what about Britain? Here, Evan Davis sets himself the task of finding out. Offering a fascinating look at our manufacturing industries and revealing the various companies that might not be household names, but are very much world leaders in their fields, he shows how we have learnt to specialise in high end and niche areas that are the envy of the world. Taking in our disappointments and successes, Made in Britain is a brilliantly readable tour of our economic history, exploring the curious blend of resilience, innovation and economic free-thinking that makes us who we are.
It makes our lives easier, but it also has been proven to be a terribly unhealthy choice. This collection of essays debates fast food.
Author: Tamara Thompson
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
It makes our lives easier, but it also has been proven to be a terribly unhealthy choice. This collection of essays debates fast food. Readers are given both sides to an assertion, allowing them multiple perspectives and a chance to decide for themselves. Essays include what fast food's impact is on our planet, whether marketing should target children, the impact of requiring caloric labels, and if there are benefits to the globalization of fast food.
Wages and Policies that Work for All of Us Holly Sklar, Laryssa Mykyta, Susan
Wefald. | n-N-Out ... Today there are about 150 In-N-Outs in California and
Nevada, generating more than $150 million in annual revenues... [The owners]
have succeeded by rejecting just about everything the rest of the fast food
industry has done... The chain pays ... We abolished slavery, the horrendous
system in which workers were not only unpaid, they were brutally treated and
traded as commodities.
Author: Holly Sklar
Publisher: South End Press
Category: Business & Economics
"Raise a cheer for Sklar, Mykyta and Wefald! Raise the Floor sets out the arguments for a higher minimum wage and other policy changes so clearly and persuasively that only the most cold-hearted could ignore them. This is a commanding work and powerful tool for the living wage movement that is gaining ground everywhere."â__Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed"Some books tell the story of the working poor. Some give the numbers. Others stress policy solutions. This book does it all, with passion and precision. It's a tremendously valuable resource."â__Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy InstituteMost Americans believe a job should keep you out of poverty, not keep you in it. Raise The Floor: Wages and Policies That Work for All of Us show us how we can translate that belief into reality by raising the minimum wage. Authors Holly Sklar, Laryssa Mykyta and Susan Wefald deftly blend the latest data and real-life stories to show what it takes to make ends meet in today's America.In addition to telling workers' stories, presenting original data, and proposing comprehensive policies, Raise The Floor spotlights businesses, large and small, that demonstrate how good wages are good business - in good economic times and bad.
Author: Labour Party (Great Britain)Publish On: 1987
The recommendation on all three is to accept : composite 37 ( Carried ) ;
composite 38 ( Carried ) ; emergency resolution 4 ( Carried ) . ... I now formally
move the NECstatement Inner Cities . ... is just one of 26 Conservative MPs with
financial links with private contractors , and she dares to lecture us on integrity ,
and talks about greedy workers . ... We know that fast food companies are going
to move in .