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Under the Radar

Under the Radar 540612 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796014540612New Labor ForumJaffe research-article2014 New Labor Forum 2014, Vol. 23(3) 7 –10 Under the Radar Copyright © 2014, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796014540612 nlf.sagepub.com Sarah Jaffe “And right now I go out and I’m not being paid for anything, but I do get paid in hugs, and so that’s a big thing for me.” —Renee Killian, age fifty, unpaid intern at the Red Cross “If we stop [work], in three days every store would be empty, we could shut down every Walmart. There’d be nothing. No fuel would be moved because trucks move gas, medicine, everything that runs America is carried on a truck.” —Albert Dantes, port truck driver at the Port of Savannah, on the possibilities of port trucker organizing 19 Percent —How much more of your income you’re probably spending on rent now than in the pre- housing bubble days of 1985–2000. 41,000 —Number of single-family homes nationwide bought up by a subsidiary of Blackstone Group, the world’s largest private-equity firm, in order to rent them out and securitize the rental income. 43 Percent —Number of Americans who think the government should do “a lot” to reduce http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Under the Radar

New Labor Forum , Volume 23 (3): 4 – Sep 1, 2014

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© 2014, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York
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540612 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796014540612New Labor ForumJaffe research-article2014 New Labor Forum 2014, Vol. 23(3) 7 –10 Under the Radar Copyright © 2014, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796014540612 nlf.sagepub.com Sarah Jaffe “And right now I go out and I’m not being paid for anything, but I do get paid in hugs, and so that’s a big thing for me.” —Renee Killian, age fifty, unpaid intern at the Red Cross “If we stop [work], in three days every store would be empty, we could shut down every Walmart. There’d be nothing. No fuel would be moved because trucks move gas, medicine, everything that runs America is carried on a truck.” —Albert Dantes, port truck driver at the Port of Savannah, on the possibilities of port trucker organizing 19 Percent —How much more of your income you’re probably spending on rent now than in the pre- housing bubble days of 1985–2000. 41,000 —Number of single-family homes nationwide bought up by a subsidiary of Blackstone Group, the world’s largest private-equity firm, in order to rent them out and securitize the rental income. 43 Percent —Number of Americans who think the government should do “a lot” to reduce

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Published: Sep 1, 2014

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