Ross Barkan

Ross Barkan is a writer and journalist from New York City. He writes a column for the Village Voice and the Guardian.

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A sign welcomes visitors to the General Motors Lordstown Complex, assembly plant in Warren, Ohio on Nov. 26, 2018. (Photo: Alan Freed / Reuters) Views
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
General Motors, Sears and Toys R Us: Layoffs Across America Highlight Our Shredding Financial Safety Net
Today’s aging workforce faces an uncertain future. The announcement this week that General Motors will lay off 15 percent of its salaried workforce and shutter multiple plants in North America was a sobering reminder of how far the American worker has fallen. Unlike most large private sector...
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