The Violence of Low-Wage Temporary Staffing Work

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/05/2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Location
University Hall Floor 15

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Part of the REAL TALK – A BROWN BAG SERIES

PRESENTED BY JESSICA D. COOK

 

Low-wage temporary staffing work is a growing sector that utilizes and contributes to poverty and structural and interpersonal violence. Through poverty wages, wage theft, rampant health and safety violations, racial and immigration based discrimination, interaction with the immigration detention and prison industrial complexes, and sexual harassment and assault, this sector and their client companies profit through the use of power and control dynamics similar to that seen in interpersonal and family violence.

In addition to this violence in the work place, the exploitation in this labor market sector further marginalizes women, people of color and immigrants from social and financial security and inclusion in their community and personal lives.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP with subject: “Real Talk RSVP” to dcairo2@uic.edu.

Hosted by the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN), Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) and Movement Against Sexual Violence (MASV). Throughout the series, we examine various social justice issues through the lens of interpersonal violence. We hope to inspire connections – not only between ideas and movements – but also between people who are social justice agents of change.