One would think that someone working more than 8 hours a day would be compensated fairly 127 years after the Haymarket Affair and one would think that packing workers into slums, dormitories or basements would have been settled 106 years after Upton Sinclair released The Jungle, but for many living in this country these experiences are still a reality. These realities are still prevalent because we live in a country that still allows the managerial aristocracy to exploit workers on a daily basis. These realities are still prevalent because the United States has some of the worst labor laws in the modern industrialized world. These realities are still prevalent because WE have stood on the sidelines while our unionized labor force has been shrunk to the lowest density since 1929 – the run up to Great Depression…(read more: International J-1 Students Walk Off Job at McDonald’s Due to Exploitative Working Conditions)
First published on Raging Chicken Press by Sean Kitchen.