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Teamsters to “Hug it Out” on Reality TV? Ask Mark Wahlberg

photo credit: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer Mark Wahlberg, who has had quite the run of successes as a producer in TV and film with shows like “Entourage”, “Boardwalk Empire”, and “How to Make It in America”, not … Continue reading

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When Ports of this Nation Are Not Right, Dance!

Creative protestors and pranksters teamed up to stage the Battle in Seattle 2011 during the 100th American Association of Port Authorities convention to peacefully disrupt business-as-usual bureaucrats from their not-so-best practices workshops. Together these environmental, labor, community and justice-seeking clergy … Continue reading

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Worker Solidarity Prevails on “Entourage”

A little bit of worker solidarity worked its way into the HBO hit comedy “Entourage” with the recent episode “The Big Bang”. ¬†Among the storylines was one in which character Johnny Drama decides to unite with his fellow actor Andrew … Continue reading

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Fast Draw Guys Fun on Corporate Cash

For a while now, the Fast Draw guys have been using their brand of comedic “whiteboard animation” to tell all kinds of stories on CBS Sunday Morning television show. Here, they take a look at the stockpile of capital in … Continue reading

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“Music While You Work” Gets Turned on its Head

Time was when, in order to keep factory workers in the UK humming along (and perhaps take their minds off doing those terrible things like watching the clock, taking note of health and safety issues, or, gasp, signing a petition … Continue reading

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Humongous LA Concert Boosts Good Jobs Campaign

A big summer Saturday outdoor concert in LA’s Memorial Coliseum became the platform for talking about Good Jobs. How? The organizers of the event called LA Rising created space for groups it cared about including the folks at Good Jobs … Continue reading

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“Horrible Bosses” Gets People Talking and Blogging

The impact of popular culture on workers’ lives shows again with the release of the film “Horrible Bosses” While the film itself, as a film, is so-so (with a Metascore of 57), it spurred numerous write-ups, articles and blogs about … Continue reading

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Where is the new “New Dance Group” ? Part 1

We’re uncovering/rediscovering new information about this dance company that fused workers’ values and dance seamlessly and paving the way for many modern dance legends we know today. It was established in 1932 by a group of artists and choreographers dedicated … Continue reading

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Writer of Book on Work Picks His Five Fave Books on Work

We found this great article by Matthew Crawford, author of our very own 2010 Worker’s Voice Award for Best Book “Shopcraft as Soul Class” that ran in the Wall Street Journal. In it, this writer who likes to write about … Continue reading

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Levi’s builds on its “Workers” promo effort

Having jumped off a series of commercials for the last two years in which the small town working person ethic gets mixed with notions of artistic craftsmanship — both worlds of which need and wear Levi’s jeans and jackets and … Continue reading

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