Tag: Care Work
In our latest dispatch, an English professor argues that plowing ahead with university reopening in the fall is akin to the Thatcherite mantra, “There is no alternative.”
A middle school teacher explains why we can’t just throw all of our lessons online in the face of COVID-19 and pretend that education is continuing as usual.
Three domestic workers from India talk about how the pandemic has exacerbated the worst features of working in the informal economy.
A care worker writes about the struggle for PPE, wages, and job security in the UK.
An Italian textile worker reflects on the economic crisis surrounding COVID-19, its specific impacts on woman workers, and the urgent need for a feminist labor movement.
Organizing, workplace action, and basic protective equipment is not a privilege. It is a necessity if we want to be able to contain Covid-19 and for saving the lives of nurses and patients.
Historically, most epidemics have spread geographically through two common forms of long-distance movement: trade and war. The timing, however, changed dramatically with the rise of capitalism.
The Trump administration and employers didn’t prioritize saving lives over saving money. Nurses did.