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Netflix Star Samin Nosrat’s ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’ Is a Marxist Fantasy - Eater
“They say the potter always drinks out of a broken pot,” Nosrat’s mother tells her in the last episode, “Heat,” as they share some rice that misses the serving plate. In what kind of world is the food fallen on the counter the best bite? One that will belong to the workers, someday.
food  politics  identity  cooking  creativity  labor  work  socialism  video  television 
28 days ago by allaboutgeorge
BBC - Travel - The surprising origin of Argentina’s brazen pastry names
Now when I visit my favourite Buenos Aires cake shop and order a bag full of friar’s balls and little cannons, I know I’m not only about to enjoy something sweet with my café con leche, but I’m also honouring a fight for equality.
argentina  food  history  politics  anarchism  labor  language  southamerica  immigration 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Apple marketing executive Bozoma Saint John is joining Uber as its chief brand officer - Recode
I’m a change agent. I enjoy telling stories of brands at moments in time that [they] are going to change culture and I firmly believe that Uber is going to do that.”
labor  apple  corporations  marketing 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
We can teach women to code, but that just creates another problem
"Introducing women into a discipline can be seen as empowerment for women," Ensmenger says. "But it is often seen by men as a reduction of their status. Because, historically speaking, the more women in a profession, the lower paid it is."
computing  gender  labor  code  women  men 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Berkeley Bowl Union Gets Off the Mat | News | Oakland, Berkeley, Bay Area & California | East Bay Express
Although it's loved by East Bay progressives and liberals because of its organic and natural foods, Berkeley Bowl has a long history of union fights. The employees unionized under the UFCW in the late-1970s, but voted to decertify in 1986 when, according to UFCW spokesperson Mike Henneberry, the workforce of 24 was made up mostly of the owners' relatives. Then in 2003, the workers voted not to unionize, but the NLRB found the vote so riddled with problems, it imposed the union in 2004.

In Berkeley, employees at Safeway and Andronico's belong to UFCW; Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Berkeley Bowl West are non-union. UFCW is currently mounting a union drive at BevMo! which has stores in Albany, Emeryville, and Oakland.

The rerun of the Berkeley Bowl union election is tentatively set for March 23.
Berkeley  food  unions  labor  activism  wholefoods  safeway  traderjoes 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Deuzeblog: The People Formerly Known as the Employers
"Journalists today have to fight with their employers to keep the little protections they still have, and do so in a cultural context of declining trust and credibility in the eyes of audiences (the few "audiences" that still exist given the Rosen formula), a battle for hearts and minds that they have to wage without support from those who they traditionally relied on: their employers."
media  journalism  newspapers  relationships  work  power  theory  future  outsourcing  globalization  labor  unions  diy  news  business  corporations 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Take Action: Fight Anti-Union Retaliation Against Newest Journalists' Unit
I signed because ... well, let's just say I've got several dogs in the fight. If you live in the Bay Area, care about the future of journalism or know what it means to organize and be active, step up and get some!
labor  unions  jobs  work  medianews  journalism  newspapers  media  bayarea  eastbay  activism 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
FT.com / Comment & analysis / Comment - In an online world, the party is over
"[...] Politicians must have audiences: democratic practice demands it. As those audiences mobilised by parties age and dwindle, new ones appear on the internet. The termites of indifference and contempt, corruption and manipulation, special interests and private cynicism, eat away at parties: the able and ambitious can scarcely be expected to decay with them. [...]"
politics  parties  organization  labor  unions  facebook  yasns  social  campaigns  elections  activism  uk 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Fine On Media Dean Singleton’s Speech In Sweden: 19 Of The Top 50 US Newspapers Are Losing Money - BusinessWeek
"In San Francisco, we have consolidated reporting and editing functions to eliminate costly duplication, just as we’ve merged production, administration, accounting and circulation of our newspapers."
medianews  media  economics  business  corporations  editing  journalism  yahoo  labor  unions 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Editor & Publisher: MediaNews Ending SEC Disclosures
"Closely held MediaNews Group, the nation's fourth-largest newspaper chain, is becoming even more private -- telling the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it will no longer file financial and other reports."
medianews  newspapers  media  journalism  business  labor  unions  jobs  work  corporations 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
businessandmedia.org: Wash. Post Editor Says He Can't See a Time When There Won't Be a Print Edition
"It’s the ones in the middle, at those other metropolitan dailies – from Philadelphia to Miami and San Francisco and San Jose – where their staffs have been cut in half and their circulation has been cut in half. I’m worried about them."
media  newspapers  medianews  corporations  business  journalism  online  web  unions  labor 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Media Work Force Sinks to 15-Year Low - Advertising Age - News
"Newspapers, TV and radio all cut staffing last year. The only media sectors to add jobs: magazines (up a meager 400 jobs) and internet media companies (up 9,200)."
work  publishing  news  media  marketing  labor  jobs  economics  career  journalism  corporations  newspapers 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: An Industry Imperiled by Falling Profits and Shrinking Ads
“That’s another thing that made 2007 a watershed, the dawning realization that you can’t expect 25 percent annual growth in digital revenue. Nobody knows just when this thing bottoms out, or how far down.”
internet  media  newspapers  journalism  labor  jobs  sandiego  minneapolis  philadelphia  business  corporations  economics  marketing 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
P-I must arbitrate online dispute
"A federal judge ruled Monday that the Seattle P-I must arbitrate a union dispute over its online reporter position. U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly's ruling favors The Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, which represents most P-I nonmanagement employees.
unions  work  labor  jobs  seattle  law  justice  newspapers  media  journalism  online 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
To Zell and Back: Handbook Hypocrisy At Tribune -- In Wake of O'Shea Firing
"Even the dullest 'employee owner' at any Tribune property around the nation will see what happened when Jim O'Shea questioned authority, and conclude that asking tough questions and pushing back won't really earn the respect of the boss. It'll just speed
work  jobs  journalism  chicago  newspapers  labor 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Icy Day Finds Old Union Outside Modern City Shops - New York Times
"The home of the caramel macchiato, Starbucks, has drawn some of the most consistent criticism, often from employees associated with the Industrial Workers of the World."
labor  unions  work  jobs  nyc  coffee  beverages  corporations  business  cities  caffeine 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
San Francisco Weekly - News - Paper Chase
"It's like a pink, cross-eyed elephant is walking on two legs through the newsroom and everyone is afraid to mention it."
newspapers  media  medianews  bayarea  eastbay  journalism  labor  work  jobs 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
E&P: Guild Tries For Reinstatement at MediaNews Papers
"As soon as the employees want it to happen, it is up to the employees. We have a lot of support in the old ANG group."
labor  unions  medianews  journalism  newspapers  bayarea  bang 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
E&P: Will Consolidation at MediaNews Group Kill Guild?
“There is going to be a significant movement of people. Probably 60 or 70 people. But no layoffs because of this.”
media  journalism  newspapers  labor  jobs  work  bayarea  medianews  contracostatimes 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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