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Mike Daisey’s performance exposing China factory worklife finds another more accessible platform

The talk about this performance just keeps piling up. Featured today in cover story for CBS Sunday Morning show here,  Having started at Berkeley Rep and then Washington’s Wooly Mammoth, monologist Mike Daisey’s brilliant, funny, disturbing report on working conditions in … 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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“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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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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“Twilight” director makes “A Better Life”: a story about immigration, work, love and family

This is a great story from a major studio that will stoke conversation about immigration reform and the struggles of immigrant families shot entirely in LA. At a time when everything from ICE raids to Dream Act legislation is frontpage … Continue reading

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