Your Week In Sweat: Our Jobs, Our Stories

We’re taking it easy on the in-store events this month to prepare for the big Sweatstock event. Emerge Miami will still be meeting every Tuesday, and you’re welcome to join them in helping Miami grow.

Saturday at 5pm members of the South Florida IWW, a revolutionary union for all workers, and Recomposition, an online publication of stories and analysis by workers towards a world of self-management, will guide the discussion and read stories from Lines of Work, a collection of stories written from the cubicle, cash register, hospital, factory, or job site. Here’s more info about the book edited by Scott Nikolas Nappalos:

” Half our waking hours are spent on the job, consuming the lion’s share of our time. Our years are woven with stories of work told around the dinner table, breakroom, and bars. Yet these stories are rarely put into print, investigated, or seen as they should be; as part of workers’ activity to understand and change their lot under capitalism.

Lines of Work offers a rare look at life and social relationships viewed from the cubicle, cash register, hospital, factory, and job site. Drawn from the writings of Recomposition, an online project of worker radicals, the text brings together organizers from a handful of countries sharing their experiences with the trouble of working and fighting back.

Rather than professional writers or activists, the authors are workers reflecting on their experiences, aspirations, and how to improve our situation. Through storytelling, they draw out the lessons of workplace woes, offering new paths and perspectives for social change and a new world.”