Tag: working class

The changing discourse on work

29 October, 2021 · Critique of ideology

Labor shortages lead to hospitality chains in the US offering employment... but never at more than the legal minimum wage in each state.
Labor shortages lead to hospitality chains in the US offering employment... but never at more than the legal minimum wage in each state.

First it was truck drivers and cutting workers in Britain and not long after they were joined by healthcare workers. Then, alarms about the cost of “extreme turnover” and the lack of sufficient workers in hospitality and services were raised from the US. The EU, country by country, reported similar headlines. Now news of “labor shortages” is coming even from South Korea. The talking heads of capitalism and the opinion machinery, from Krugman to Fintan O’Toole, respond with a change in their discourse on labor.