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Working In These Times
by Kari Lydersen
It’s a stifling hot day in June, and Tory Moore, 37, is pounding the pavement outside a currency exchange in Bolingbrook, a Chicago suburb. Wearing a black T-shirt emblazoned with the words Warehouse Workers for Justice, sweating but full of energy, he paces back and forth while mopping his face with a yellow washcloth.
When he sees a likely warehouse worker, he goes up with a friendly greeting and starts asking questions. He also loves to tell his story – he was a temp for six years, even though he was working at the same warehouse – Del Monte Foods in Kankakee – the whole time.