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Under the Radar

Under the Radar 577967 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796015577967New Labor ForumJaffe research-article2015 New Labor Forum 2015, Vol. 24(2) 8 –11 Copyright © 2015, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796015577967 nlf.sagepub.com Sarah Jaffe “[A]s a matter of political expediency, we became committed to creating the illusion of providing mass care rather than the reality. At the level I was dealing with, this was done in a very deliberate and cynical manner.” —Richard Rieckenberg, former Red Cross “Mass Care Chief,” after Superstorm Sandy, in an email provided to ProPublica “I am a human being, not an algorithm. ” —Kristy Milland, thirty-five-year-old worker on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk micro-labor platform, in an email to Amazon head Jeff Bezos (Source: The Guardian) 2.15 —Times more likely a garbage collector is to be killed on the job than a police officer (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries). 20,000 —Number of months of food stamps that equal the taxpayer subsidy going to new University of Michigan football coach’s $7 million a year salary (Source: Dean Baker, Truthout). $650 —The amount that unpaid Buffalo Bills cheerleaders, the Buffalo Jills, paid per person for their uniforms. They also paid $50 to audition for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Under the Radar

New Labor Forum , Volume 24 (2): 4 – May 1, 2015

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577967 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796015577967New Labor ForumJaffe research-article2015 New Labor Forum 2015, Vol. 24(2) 8 –11 Copyright © 2015, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796015577967 nlf.sagepub.com Sarah Jaffe “[A]s a matter of political expediency, we became committed to creating the illusion of providing mass care rather than the reality. At the level I was dealing with, this was done in a very deliberate and cynical manner.” —Richard Rieckenberg, former Red Cross “Mass Care Chief,” after Superstorm Sandy, in an email provided to ProPublica “I am a human being, not an algorithm. ” —Kristy Milland, thirty-five-year-old worker on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk micro-labor platform, in an email to Amazon head Jeff Bezos (Source: The Guardian) 2.15 —Times more likely a garbage collector is to be killed on the job than a police officer (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries). 20,000 —Number of months of food stamps that equal the taxpayer subsidy going to new University of Michigan football coach’s $7 million a year salary (Source: Dean Baker, Truthout). $650 —The amount that unpaid Buffalo Bills cheerleaders, the Buffalo Jills, paid per person for their uniforms. They also paid $50 to audition for

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