Belabored Podcast #31: Relief Work

Belabored Podcast #31: Relief Work

This week, Sarah and Michelle consider tough questions about academic labor, free speech, technology, and incarceration. Plus an interview with Bonnie Castillo on the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan and the role of labor in disaster relief.

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This week on Belabored, Sarah and Michelle try to answer some tough questions: What’s happening to academic labor? Should professors’ speech be protected? What is lost when human interactions take place via video screen? What’s labor’s role in disaster relief? What happens when formerly incarcerated people can’t get jobs? What are clothes? (Seriously.) Featuring an interview with Bonnie Castillo on the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan and the last forty years of labor history in two and a half minutes. (Really.)

Links for Those Following Along at Home:

All in a Day’s Work: Steelworkers’ Case Highlights Shifting American Workday

What are Clothes? Asks Most Delightful Supreme Court Argument in History

I can’t do my job through a video screen

Classroom Confidential: Should professors have any expectation of email privacy? 

Educators Wary of Tech Fixes for College Affordability Crisis

OSHA Plans to Make Workplace Safety Reports Public

Study: Immigrant construction workers more likely to die on the job in NYC

National Nurses Mobilize for Philippines Relief Effort

Argh! We Wish We’d Written That:

Michelle: Kai Wright, “Boxed In: How a Criminal Record Keeps You Unemployed for Life

Sarah: Harold Meyerson, “The 40-Year Slump