Worked retail? Speak out!

Common Threads Art Collective and Stephanie Rothenberg

A series of public interventions that bring awareness to the experiences of 14th Street retail workers, past, present and future.

Share your thoughts, experiences, and ideas on retail work. This is an open forum for retail workers and their allies to spread the word about what its really like working in and living on retail work in New York City.

Feel free to post comments, articles, photos or interviews.

AIOP in action

What is the most difficult aspect of working in the retail industry?

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Great REcession?

"Unemployment jumps to a 26-year high of 9.7%" according to Chris Isidore of  As the recession continues, jobless America continues to expand its population.  Hours and wages are being reduced in many cases as business slows.  Other companies burden their salaried employees with a longer work week as the employees assume the workload of recent lay-offs.   Many people have filed for unemployment and have been living on their savings.  However, those ineligible for unemployment and/or without savings are greatly affected by the economic downturn. 

How has the recession affected you?

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