Nearly $500 a month, and there wasn’t even one bedroom per person? For the paltry part-time salary of $13 an hour?


If that is not exploitation of non-union labor, then nothing qualifies as exploitation.

This entire story reads as an eloquent argument for a much stronger labor movement in the United States. The disastrous legacy of Ronald Reagan and his anti-labor policies has lowered the standard of living dramatically for all Americans.

We won’t get it back unless and until workers regain a true say in negotiating their working conditions collectively.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.