work

The refusal of work - Workers Committee of Porto Marghera

Petrolchimico plant

This text was published by Italian chemical workers in the “Comitato operaio di Porto Marghera”, in Quaderni dell'or-ganizzazione operaia, no. 1, 1970, in duplicated format.

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