Seattle Truckers Can’t Catch A Bathroom Break

Some truckers at the Port of Seattle do not have access to bathrooms. In the case of the main port-provided truck lot, a single HoneyBucket [port-a-potty] was delivered in an attempt to quiet truckers who spoke out against the lack of access to a basic necessity. However, many people have pointed out that the HoneyBucket has not solved anything.

Only an Accident

By BRUCE MACHART from the New York Times: JUST after lunch break one infernal Houston afternoon in 1995, I slammed the door of the company truck, cranked the engine, and punched the gas so hard that the truck fishtailed onto Jensen Drive. Beside me sat my co-worker Charlie. In his lap, he clenched a blood-drenched…

The Student Loan Debt Suicides

This story was produced by the independent Economic Hardship Reporting Project, co-edited by Barbara Ehrenreich and Gary Rivlin. One evening in 2007, Jan Yoder of Normal, Illinois noticed that her son Jason seemed more despondent than usual. Yoder had been a graduate student in organic chemistry at Illinois State University but after incurring $100,000 in student…