The meaning of labor
FACT CHECK: Does work mean anything?
In the introduction to Working, Studs Terkel wrote that his book was, “by its very nature, about violence — to the spirit as well as to the body.”
The people Terkel interviewed in his book had a range of beliefs about their jobs. Some loved their jobs; some hated their bosses; some just ground it out for the love of their families. But Terkel wanted to e…