Salvador’s Recyclers’ Cooperatives

Organizers Forum Organizing Recycling Unions

            Salvador          Organizing low waged and informal workers around the world teaches an organizer a lot about the basic humanity and survival skills of workers.  Humility and respect are constant companions, but so are the painful lessons about economics at the bottom of capitalism’s barrel.  Call them waste pickers, trash workers, or, preferably, recyclers, I’ve …

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Recycling is a Hot Mess


            Marble Falls      In the mountains, we pack it in and pack it out.  It makes you think about recycling.  What do we drop off at the first opportunity along the road home, and what do we dutifully drive to New Orleans for our weekly pickup?  In the virtue-seeking experience of modern life and …

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