Ahead of Labor Day, DN speaks with journalist and sociologist Eyal Press about his new book, Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America.
Eyal profiles workers like prison guards and oil workers — people who make their livelihoods by doing “unethical activity that society depends on and tacitly condones but doesn’t want to hear too much” about, he says.
“This work is largely hidden, and we rarely hear from the people on the frontlines who are delegated to do it,” Press tells Democracy Now! “The powerful and the privileged really don’t do the dirty work in America — they not only don’t do it, they don’t see it.”
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