work

We'll let you know when to come back - Kermit Johnson

First hand account of Kermit Johnson, rank and file chairman for the strike committee during the Flint sit down strike of 1936-37.

Rivethead - Ben Hamper

Down and out memoirs of a line assembly worker for GM Motors over the 1980s. In amongst co-workers going postal in the local bar, drinking on the job and witnessing mental breakdowns, Hamper wrote the book during his shifts on the shop floor.

Heat, work and genre - J.A. Lindstrom

Film theory about the role of work, both illegal and legitimate, in Michael Mann's noir Heat.

A fan's notes - Frederick Exley

A struggling alcoholic teacher reminiscences about a life of mental hospitals, failed job interviews and the feeling of being out of step with the American dream.

The tyranny of the clock - George Woodcock

Short piece on the manufacture of accurate time and how the world became a more structured place, a worser one, overnight.

Are you bored at work?

Short article charting the rise of boredom in daily life and the workplace.

Fifty shades of capitalism: Pain and bondage in the American workplace

Lynn Parramore on the sadism of modern wage labour.

Week of Action Against Workfare

SLSF Press release on week of action against workfare

Restructuring work in the UK: The Beecroft Report is just a symptom

The Beecroft Report, commissioned by Cameron from one of his venture-capitalist pals and recommending the implementation of “compensated no-fault dismissal” has been released, and has caused more embarrassment than anything else for the government. But it's part of a bigger picture, with vast implications for workers.