John Russo

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John Russo is a Visiting Scholar at the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. He also serves as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Metropolitan Institute of Virginia Tech University, in Arlington. Until December, 2012, he was Director of the Labor Studies Program and Co-Director of the Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University.

Everyday Encounters: Antagonism in the Sharing Economy

by , on December 15, 2016

Contemporary service industry jobs, many of them tied to the sharing economy, affect both workers and customers. As Diane Negra and John Russo write in Working-Class Perspectives this week, the combination of digital platforms, automation, and control of workers’ behavior undermine the quality of work while also creating conflict between those who provide customer service and consumers seeking assistance.

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Poverty and Precarious Work

by on September 7, 2016

Given that many working people are also poor, Labor Day is good time to talk about poverty in the United States. But in this election year, with so much with emphasis on jobs, we should look especially at the relationship between poverty and the changing landscape of work and economic insecurity.

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