On Tuesday, March 17, from 4:30 – 6:00, Tackling T.I.N.A. will host “Working in the Age of Uncertainty,” a free, public conversation about economic and environmental insecurity at the Bethlehem Area Public Library, South Branch.
Why do so many working families feel uncertain about our jobs, income, and basic life necessities? How do today’s employers shift the burden of risk onto their employees? What impact does this have? And more importantly: what can we do about it?
Drawing on the two short readings linked below, we will discuss how today’s economic systems create intense levels of anxiety, uncertainty, and frustration. We will consider what the impact this national (perhaps even global) trend toward creating what Hacker calls “risky jobs” (jobs in which you don’t know how much you’ll make week-to-week or how long you’ll keep it) has on economic stability and living a life with dignity. Moreover, we’ll discuss what risky jobs and organizing for survival looks like right here in the Lehigh Valley.
Join us for this important conversation.
Light refreshments provides.
- Selections from Jakob Hacker’s The Great Risk Shift (2008) and Wen Stephenson’s What We’re Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice (2015) – You can download the excerpts here (Hacker’s “Risky Jobs;” Stephenson’s “Organizing for Survival) or buy the books to support the authors.
- To be announced
Save the Date:
- When: Tuesday, March 17, from 4:30 – 6:00
- Where: Bethlehem Area Public Library, South Branch (400 Webster Street, Bethlehem).
Feature Image Credit: “Piles of coins with the title MONEY behind them” by Marco Verch via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).