labor

The Cost of Misusing the Term ‘Emotional Labor’

Earlier this month, in a viral article for Harper’s Bazaar about the female burden of male friendlessness, writer Melanie Hamlett referred to the concept of…

A Regulars’ Guide to What Happens When Your Favorite Strip Club Unionizes

Your favorite stripper texts you to say she’s at the club, wearing the black thigh-high stockings you bought for her. She sends a selfie as…

California Barbers Are on the Front Lines in the Fight for Labor Equality

Two months ago, the entire staff of barbers walked out of Bottle & Barlow, a popular salon in Sacramento, leaving Anthony Gianotti, the owner, to…

The Other Labor Day: Giving Birth in Parking Lots, the Pain of Simulated Labor and the Problem with…

Okay, sure, Labor Day isn’t about childbirth, it’s about the American Labor Movement. But we wanted to have a little fun with it anyway. And…