John Budd

John Budd is Professor of Work and Organizations and Director of the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (USA). He studies work, labor unions, and work-related public policies.

September 13, 2011 The Metaphor of the Octopus Worker

Being from the United States where work is mostly about money and where organized labor is frequently demonized, when traveling it’s quite refreshing to encounter museums devoted to workers. One such museum is Copenhagen’s Arbejdermuseet (Workers’ Museum). Among the many stimulating items is a plate from the early 1970s depicting a woman who needs eight…