A very interesting article from the New York Times about economic inequality and the state of Apple retail workers’ conditions and pay.
Zellers Workers Face Job Loss focuses on the Zellers workers losing their jobs due to the Target takeover.
Retail Workers Make History
People often see retail work as destined to be temporary, low paid, erratic, and without benefits. Some think that retail workers should simply accept whatever demands are made on them by managers and corporate chains, and not expect to have many rights or protections. But several young women and men are determined to change these perceptions, and the realities of retail work. To learn more about their victory, read the article in Our Times magazine.