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Work and Labor
10-10-2015
3 Minute Write:
1)How many hours a week should a
person work who likes her job and
why?
2)How many hours a week should a
p...
Nasty little factoid:
The average American will work
90,000 hours in her/his lifetime.
Many by doing work that is pretty
u...
Bertrand Russell on Work
“what is work? Work is of
two kinds: first, altering
the position of matter at
or near the earth'...
In communist society, where
nobody has one exclusive sphere
of activity but each can become
accomplished in any branch he
...
But how many hours do we really need to work?
Got the degree. Now what?
A few charts that ought to motivate you a bit
Corporations and Cheap Labor
It is the case that it is your taxes that are
making up for the low wages in the
service indu...
Stephen Colbert on the
Minimum Wage
http://on.cc.com/1mhoRJm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slTF_XXoKAQ
Fast Food
Strike
of 2014
Factory Worker Protest in Italy
2014
Wage Theft
Wage Theft
Wage Theft
Safety, who do you trust?
Most of the victims were recent Jewish and Italian
immigrant women aged sixteen to twenty-three; the
oldest victim was 48,...
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City
on March 25, 1911, was the deadliest industrial
disaster in the hist...
Because the managers had locked the doors to the
stairwells and exits – a common practice at the time to
prevent pilferage...
The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory
safety standards and helped spur the growth of the
International La...
While the fire was claimed an anomaly, just two months
later there was another fire with the same issue of
locked doors.
Two days after Saturday's fire at a Bangladeshi garment factory that killed at least 112
people, Walmart was neither confi...
So, it can’t happen
again, can it?
Second garment factory fire breaks
out in Bangladesh 2 days after
inferno kills 112 RT published time: November 26, 2012
Bangladeshi
firefighters climb a
ladder as they try
and control a fire
that broke out at a
garment factory
on the outskirt...
Additions Follow
WAGE THEFT!
Have you heard of it?
Wage theft is widespread and
pervasive across all types of
companies. Various surveys
have found that:
From Bobo, Kim (200...
Wage Theft
62McDonalds
FBI on Wage Theft
63
Wage Theft
64
Wage Theft
65
Guadalupe Salazar, a McDonald’s
cashier who says her paychecks were
missing overtime wages.
Credit Peter DaSilva for The N...
“Sometimes I’d work 60,
even 90 days in a row,” said
Mr. Rangel, a soft-spoken
immigrant from Mexico.
“They never paid ove...
[A Riverside County] lawsuit is part of a
flood of recent cases — brought in
California and across the nation — that
accus...
Check your
paycheck!
•60 percent of nursing homes stole workers’ wages.
•89 percent of non-monitored garment factories in Los
Angeles
•67 perce...
Wage Theft
The Economic Policy Foundation, a
business-funded think tank, estimated
that companies annually steal $19 billi...
Hours needed in Min Wage to
pay rent
Hourly Wage Needed to Pay
Rent
#
QUESTION:
Which of the following best defines the term
globalization?
a) The process of removing manufacturing and
industr...
QUESTION:
By 2009, America had suffered several
consecutive quarters of economic
decline. America was in the midst of a:
a...
QUESTION:
Jin is a conflict theorist sociologist. Which of the
following statements about Occupy Wall Street would
most al...
QUESTION:
The term mercantilism can best be defined as:
a) When children tend to enter the same or similar
occupation as t...
QUESTION:
A primary reason for the United State's reluctance to
support social welfare programs, and instead foster
compet...
QUESTION:
The theory of "The Theft of the
Commons”___________.
a) purports that there are no cultural differences in the
d...
QUESTION:
A graduated income tax is deigned to _____.
a) make those in the higher income brackets
pay a higher percentage ...
QUESTION:
Repeated studies of Denmark and other "social
democracies" consistently result in_________.
a) evidence that suc...
QUESTION:
The economic crash of 2008 and its global
consequences was due primarily to _____________.
a) a pattern of banks...
QUESTION:
The average American, if working full time,
from the age of 21 to 65, will have
worked on average ________ hours...
QUESTION:
Keshawn used to work for an IT company
in Baltimore, but lost his job when his
company decided to use workers in...
FINIS
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  1. 1. Work and Labor 10-10-2015
  2. 2. 3 Minute Write: 1)How many hours a week should a person work who likes her job and why? 2)How many hours a week should a person work who hates his job and why? 3)If you did not have to work, what would you do?
  3. 3. Nasty little factoid: The average American will work 90,000 hours in her/his lifetime. Many by doing work that is pretty useless; in fact doing work that is even destructive to others and the environment. How will you get those hours back when you retire? If you get to retire.
  4. 4. Bertrand Russell on Work “what is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first one is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.”
  5. 5. In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes … it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticise after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic. Marx, German Ideology (1845)
  6. 6. But how many hours do we really need to work?
  7. 7. Got the degree. Now what?
  8. 8. A few charts that ought to motivate you a bit
  9. 9. Corporations and Cheap Labor It is the case that it is your taxes that are making up for the low wages in the service industry. Corporations like McDonalds and Wal- Mart have been paying so low that their employees are on government subsidies paid for by your taxes.
  10. 10. Stephen Colbert on the Minimum Wage http://on.cc.com/1mhoRJm
  11. 11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slTF_XXoKAQ
  12. 12. Fast Food Strike of 2014
  13. 13. Factory Worker Protest in Italy 2014
  14. 14. Wage Theft
  15. 15. Wage Theft
  16. 16. Wage Theft
  17. 17. Safety, who do you trust?
  18. 18. Most of the victims were recent Jewish and Italian immigrant women aged sixteen to twenty-three; the oldest victim was 48, the youngest were two fourteen- year-old girls. Wikipedia
  19. 19. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city of New York and resulted in the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history Wikipedia
  20. 20. Because the managers had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits – a common practice at the time to prevent pilferage and unauthorized breaks – many of the workers who could not escape the burning. Wikipedia
  21. 21. The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped spur the growth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, which fought for better working conditions for sweatshop workers. Wikipedia
  22. 22. While the fire was claimed an anomaly, just two months later there was another fire with the same issue of locked doors.
  23. 23. Two days after Saturday's fire at a Bangladeshi garment factory that killed at least 112 people, Walmart was neither confirming nor denying that the factory was one of its contractors, saying that it just wasn't sure whether Tazreen Fashions, Ltd. made Walmart clothes. But pictures taken after the fire showing clothes from Walmart's Faded Glory label appear to settle that question. W A L M A R T
  24. 24. So, it can’t happen again, can it?
  25. 25. Second garment factory fire breaks out in Bangladesh 2 days after inferno kills 112 RT published time: November 26, 2012
  26. 26. Bangladeshi firefighters climb a ladder as they try and control a fire that broke out at a garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka on November 26, 2012 (AFP Photo / Str) RT published time: November 26, 2012
  27. 27. Additions Follow
  28. 28. WAGE THEFT! Have you heard of it?
  29. 29. Wage theft is widespread and pervasive across all types of companies. Various surveys have found that: From Bobo, Kim (2008-12-09). Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid - And What We Can Do About It (Kindle Locations 235-244). New Press. Kindle Edition.
  30. 30. Wage Theft 62McDonalds
  31. 31. FBI on Wage Theft 63
  32. 32. Wage Theft 64
  33. 33. Wage Theft 65
  34. 34. Guadalupe Salazar, a McDonald’s cashier who says her paychecks were missing overtime wages. Credit Peter DaSilva for The New York Times 2014
  35. 35. “Sometimes I’d work 60, even 90 days in a row,” said Mr. Rangel, a soft-spoken immigrant from Mexico. “They never paid overtime.”
  36. 36. [A Riverside County] lawsuit is part of a flood of recent cases — brought in California and across the nation — that accuse employers of violating minimum wage and overtime laws, erasing work hours and wrongfully taking employees’ tips. Worker advocates call these practices “wage theft,” insisting it has become far too prevalent. LA Times, 5/5/15 WAGE THEFT REALLY IS AGAINST THE LAW
  37. 37. Check your paycheck!
  38. 38. •60 percent of nursing homes stole workers’ wages. •89 percent of non-monitored garment factories in Los Angeles •67 percent of non-monitored garment factories in New York City stole workers’ wage. •25 percent of tomato producers •35 percent of lettuce producers •51 percent of cucumber producers •58 percent of onion producers, •62 percent of garlic producers hiring farm workers stole workers’ wages •78 percent of restaurants in New Orleans stole workers’ wages. •Almost half of day laborers, who tend to focus on construction work, have had their wages stolen •100 percent of poultry plants steal workers’ wages. Bobo, Kim 2008
  39. 39. Wage Theft The Economic Policy Foundation, a business-funded think tank, estimated that companies annually steal $19 billion in unpaid overtime. 72
  40. 40. Hours needed in Min Wage to pay rent
  41. 41. Hourly Wage Needed to Pay Rent
  42. 42. #
  43. 43. QUESTION: Which of the following best defines the term globalization? a) The process of removing manufacturing and industrial sites from foreign countries and returning them to the United States. b) When products are assembled over the course of several international transactions. c) Long periods of recession followed by sharp economic upturn worldwide. d) The ability of corporations to operate with minimal or no responsibilities to nations and their social structures
  44. 44. QUESTION: By 2009, America had suffered several consecutive quarters of economic decline. America was in the midst of a: a) Capital rebuttal b) Recession c) Depression d) Economic sling-shot recovery
  45. 45. QUESTION: Jin is a conflict theorist sociologist. Which of the following statements about Occupy Wall Street would most align with Jin’s sociological perspective? a) Occupy Wall Street is positive; our capitalist economy is only making social inequality grow larger. b) Occupy Wall Street is a waste of time; our capitalistic economy is keeping our nation healthy, and is designed for maximum efficiency. c) Occupy Wall Street is a threat; with so many angry people gathered in one place, horrible violence will surely break out. d) Occupy Wall Street is dangerous; large crowds in these environments heighten the risk for sexual abuse and gender discrimination.
  46. 46. QUESTION: The term mercantilism can best be defined as: a) When children tend to enter the same or similar occupation as their parents. b) An economic policy based on national policies of accumulating silver and gold by controlling markets with colonies and other countries through taxes and customs charges. c) An economic system in which there is government ownership (often referred to as “state run”) of goods and their production, with an impetus to share work and wealth equally among the members of a society. d) An economic system in which there is private ownership (as opposed to state ownership) and where there is an impetus to produce profit, and thereby wealth.
  47. 47. QUESTION: A primary reason for the United State's reluctance to support social welfare programs, and instead foster competition and the accumulation of personal wealth is _____________. a) mostly influenced by geography, not ideology b) an emphasis upon an ideology of individualism c) the United States was founded mostly by the English. d) the United Sates quickly moved away from agriculture to industry
  48. 48. QUESTION: The theory of "The Theft of the Commons”___________. a) purports that there are no cultural differences in the desire for the acquisition of unlimited wealth. b) states that given a shared resource, one or more will attempt to increase their share at the expense of the others c) claims that people in general share a common interest in the good of the group d) has been proven constantly through social- psychological experiments.
  49. 49. QUESTION: A graduated income tax is deigned to _____. a) make those in the higher income brackets pay a higher percentage of revenue to society than lower income groups. b) gradually reduce the amount of taxes as a person increases her/his income increases c) stimulate competition and increase the gross domestic product (GDP) d) encourage international trade and global free markets
  50. 50. QUESTION: Repeated studies of Denmark and other "social democracies" consistently result in_________. a) evidence that such a social system creates greater poverty and crime b) a tendency to build a sense of militarism among the population c) a general sense of fairness and security for the overall population d) large numbers of people emigrating to other countries
  51. 51. QUESTION: The economic crash of 2008 and its global consequences was due primarily to _____________. a) a pattern of banks and investors to direct capital away from domestic manufacturing to cheap foreign markets b) extremely high risk investments by banks since deregulation in the 1990s c) the influence of large financial institutions on congressional leaders and the executive government d) Correct Answer all of the above
  52. 52. QUESTION: The average American, if working full time, from the age of 21 to 65, will have worked on average ________ hours. (Hint: over ten years.) a) 200,000 b) 90,000 c) 30,000 d) 12,000
  53. 53. QUESTION: Keshawn used to work for an IT company in Baltimore, but lost his job when his company decided to use workers in New Delhi instead. This is an example of: a) Polarization b) Automation c) Correct Answer Outsourcing d) The technology gap
  54. 54. FINIS

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