Mother Jones Magazine Articles

In the newest edition of Mother Jones Magazine, writer Mac McClelland writes about her experience working in a warehouse somewhere west of the Mississippi River that fulfills orders placed online.  She, like so many employees, run around for ten and a half hours, looking for the ordered products, for a limited wage, all while being pushed to work harder and faster.  As a temp employee, she has the potential to continue in that position for years, lacking health insurance, paid vacation, and other benefits offered to company employees.

Being pushed to work faster for low pay and lacking benefits is not limited to this company, but happens in a variety of companies in various industries, ranging from food production, construction, cleaning, and restaurants.

Read the following article about one workers experience, and think, “How does this relate to workers in Nebraska?”

http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/mac-mcclelland-free-online-shipping-warehouses-labor?page=1

You can also listen to the writer’s interview on NPR’s On Point:

http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/02/28/on-line-shopping

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