While some media outlets may be cracking Downton Abbey jokes, the poor door is no laughing matter.
Think something has changed since the sweatshops, factories, and piecework jobs of the early 20th century?
This is Jordan Belfort’s America and he doesn’t want to go down without a fight.
It is this sort of grassroots organizing that packs a heavyweight punch in the fight for workplace safety.
“Shootings aren’t nearly as common now, as the criminals know how to use the criminal justice system against their victims. But then again, who wants to end up in a Russian prison?”
What’s needed here is an insistence that the government raise the minimum wage to a living wage.
Last Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced that Hellenic Radio and Television (ERT)—Greece’s only public television and radio station, and national equivalent to the BBC—would be shut down, taking with it more than 2,600 public sector jobs and, though the ERT was far from free and uncensored, one of the last semblances of democracy …
The question here wasn’t if the building was going to collapse, but when, and how many workers would be trapped when it did.
The raw sentimentality in all of these spots speaks to a country of people living in fearful, restless times who want some kind of reassurance that the American Empire is not yet dead
Downton presents a world in which some people are in service and others are not, and this is an entirely appropriate and even desirable inequality, one that makes the world right and good.