posts from the year2022

Nightmare Alley and Tented Entertainment Workers

by on March 22, 2022

At the 2022 Oscars, Guillermo del Toro’s remake of Nightmare Alley could win four awards for its portrayal of life in a Great Depression-era carnival. The story follows Stan, played by Bradley Cooper, as he moves between stages and jobs in the traveling entertainment industry.  

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Not Your Father’s Anti-Union Movement: Ten Key Facts About Starbucks’ Union Avoidance Law Firm, Littler Mendelson

by on March 7, 2022

Since winning two NLRB elections at Buffalo stores last December, the remarkable Starbucks Workers United  union campaign has now spread to well over 100 stores in over 26 states. In response, Starbucks management has bombarded baristas with anti-union text messages, forced them to attend “captive audience meetings,” threatened to close unionized stores and tried to drive out activists at unionized stores in Buffalo, New York, attempted to pack bargaining units with newly-hired employees and limited their contact with pro-union workers, and allegedly fired union several union activists at stores in Memphis and elsewhere.

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I Am Not a Writer

by on February 24, 2022

Bob Rossi’s poem “Deincarnation” was published in December 2021’s Labor: Studies in Working Class History. He’s graced us with another.

 

I Am Not A Writer

   Bob Rossi

 

Late one night, wearied by the misfortunes

And follies of men, I put aside my work

And wondered at continuing.

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