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Week 5

Part 1

  1. “Slavery’s global comeback” (Links to an external site.)
  2. “’Sea slaves’: The human misery that feeds pets and livestock” (Links to an external site.)
  3. “The bitter truth behind the Nutella economy” (Links to an external site.)
  4. “Child labor in your chocolate? Check out our chocolate scorecard” (Links to an external site.)
  5. “Most of our clothes are made in places where workers’ rights are non-existent” (Links to an external site.)
  6. “Zabbaleen: Trash Town. A whole community in Egypt that lives on rubbish” (Links to an external site.) (video, 25 minutes)
  7. “Sex tourism and exploitation around the world” (Links to an external site.) (text and short videos)

Part 2

  1. “What do free trade agreements mean for workers?” (Links to an external site.) (text and two 5-minute videos)
  2. “How international labour standards help ensure the rights of all workers” (Links to an external site.) (video, 3 minutes)
  3. “How we work to end slavery” (Links to an external site.)
  4. “ILO fighting child labor around the world” (Links to an external site.) (video, 1:30 minutes)
  5. “ECPAT: What we do to end the sexual exploitation of children” (Links to an external site.)
  6. “United Students against sweatshops”  (Links to an external site.)

Part 3

  1. “Migrants at risk: How U.S. policies facilitate human trafficking” (Links to an external site.)
  2. “Reminder: Today isn’t an equal payday for all women” (Links to an external site.)
  3. “Domestic workers”  (Links to an external site.)
  4. “Lives on the line: Human cost of chicken”  (Links to an external site.)
  5. “Amazon [warehouse] working conditions” (Links to an external site.)
  6. “Invisible workforce: How temp labor works in NJ” (Links to an external site.) (video, 3 minutes)
  7. “Angelinos vs wage theft” (Links to an external site.) (video, 5:20 minutes)
  8. “The gig economy’s false promise” (Links to an external site.)
  9. “Uber: US labor board calls drivers contractors in blow to labor rights” (Links to an external site.)
  10. “Why is modeling a bad job?” (Links to an external site.) (video, 3:40 minutes)
  11. “Money, sex, and Las Vegas pool parties” (Links to an external site.)
  12. “Engineer? Teacher? Sorry, that doesn’t guarantee job security anymore” (Links to an external site.)
  13. “Teachers are striking all over. What’s going on?” (Links to an external site.)

Part 4

  1. “The ghost of precarity in employment” (Links to an external site.)
  2. “The big, feminist policy idea America’s families have been waiting for” (Links to an external site.)

Part 5

  1. GPCC, chapter two, “The laborer in the culture of capitalism” (pages 47 to end [from “Outsourcing …” to the end])





Discuss one labor/employment example from the web-linked assignments in terms of the characteristics of the working class.


According to GPCC, describe outsourcing and the labor movement; the creation of free labor; the segmentation of the workforce; control and discipline; and resistance and rebellion. Give an example of each.


Use the above concepts to describe one labor/employment example (from parts one to eight).


Describe “The ghost of precarity in employment.” Give examples from the web-linked assignments.


What is the "Big feminist policy idea” for labor?


250 word minimum; no maximum word count. Display the word count at the end of your post.

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