Low wages, erratic schedules, no health care, work-school conflicts. This film looks beyond the stereotypes of carefree and undeserving youth to uncover a reality that millions of young working people know all too well: no matter how hard you work and how well you do in school, it can be difficult to stay afloat when you’re coming of age in a “McJob” economy. But there are ways to improve things — and young people are taking the lead.
Featuring: ERIC SCHLOSSER, author of Fast Food Nation JULIANNE MALVEAUX, economist BILL FLETCHER, director of TransAfrica Forum STUART TANNOCK, author of Youth at Work SARA FLOCKS, co-founder of Young Workers United
and the voices of many young workers
A film by CASEY PEEK and JEREMY BLASI
Produced by the UC Berkeley Labor Center in association with Peek Media.
Running Time: 21 minutes
Release year: 2004
The video comes with a free accompanying curriculum guide with numerous participatory exercises on the economy. » Download curriculum