Can “independence” be bad? Port workers’ strike reveals exploitation masked as freedom.

Unlike other one day strikes, the good news about this port strike is that it has been going on for almost three weeks. This length of time slows down the rate of surplus value going to capitalists. Notice the euphemistic use of the word “independent” to mask blatant exploitation. These workers should be called “dependent” contractors. I know this “independent contractor” shit first-hand from working as an adjunct college instructor for 25 years.

Read the full article in Portside.

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