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The Once and Future Mass-Resignation

What it means for working people

A worn VHS copy of ‘Take This Job and Shove It,” a 1981 film.

Once upon a time, a terrible disease swept the lands, prompting a great wave of resignations as low-waged workers walked off the job, rejecting offers of pay raises that would have been unthinkably lavish just a few years earlier. Their bosses went nuts.