Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Washington Post on Capitol Hill Workers Working The Night Shift

Lovely long article in May 20, 2015 Washington Post about all of the thousands of workers who work through the night cleaning, disposing of trash, polishing, waxing, painting, maintaining and protecting our U.S. Capitol and Congressional office buildings. It speaks of workers as people, talks about the importance of their work, and treats them as heroic.

Steve Hendrix, "The Capitol’s Shadow Army -- Hundreds on the night shift tidy the corridors of power after democracy’s workday is done (Washington Post, May 20, 2015).

Why can't other U.S. publications ever write about workers as anything other than objects, if at all?

Why are the only people treated as important people with money and power? The 1% are dumbing down debate, destroying the middle class, destroying lives, while debates on tax, living wage and other policies treat people as expendable digits. Enough.

Look at the "profiles" in any newspaper (including the better ones).

The Post article may be read here.

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