Archinect - News 2014-10-22T17:42:52-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/108467854/world-cup-slaves-scandal-qatar-holds-2-uk-rights-researchers-over-emigration-violations World Cup ‘slaves’ scandal: Qatar holds 2 UK rights researchers over ‘emigration violations’ Miles Jaffe 2014-09-08T14:44:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T09:06:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a8r04apg75y1bcng.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Qatari authorities have confirmed they are holding two British researchers who are investigating the 2022 World Cup facilities, which is linked with a scandal over poor working conditions and dozens of deaths of foreign workers. ... "All of the actions that have been taken against the two Britons are consistent with principles of human rights enshrined in the constitution," read the statement released by the Qatari QNA news agency on Sunday.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The silence from Zaha is deafening.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100055311/whitney-museum-to-offer-year-of-free-admission-to-construction-workers Whitney Museum to Offer Year of Free Admission to Construction Workers Archinect 2014-05-19T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:00:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/0407cbd3d26bf7baea5334496df7ca33.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At a hard-hat tour of the Whitney&rsquo;s Renzo Piano-designed building in downtown Manhattan earlier this month, it was announced&nbsp;that the institution plans to&nbsp;extend a year of museum membership to the project&rsquo;s&nbsp;construction&nbsp;workers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/96950936/high-culture-and-hard-labor High Culture and Hard Labor Alexander Walter 2014-03-31T14:33:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T19:30:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68a3ca5a0c532ad70c0b83711d20496b.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If liberal cultural and educational institutions are to operate with any integrity in that environment, they must insist on a change of the rules: abolish the recruitment debt system, pay a living wage, allow workers to change employers at will and legalize the right to collective bargaining. Otherwise, their gulf paymasters will go on cherry-picking from the globalization menu [...] while spurning the social contract that protects basic human rights.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/377969/qatar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70005403/tackling-concerns-of-independent-workers Tackling Concerns of Independent Workers b3tadine[sutures] 2013-03-24T19:07:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T10:56:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3u/3uc388tdxnmjhprr.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, the Freelancers Union is one of the nation&rsquo;s fastest-growing labor organizations, with more than 200,000 members, over half of them in New York State. Ms. Horowitz, who has never lacked audacity, says she expects to expand the organization to one million members within three years. For some perspective, the United Automobile Workers union currently has 380,000 members.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Perhaps, architect interns, and those contract workers, will look to adding their numbers to this collective, instead of waiting for venal institutions - you know who you are - to make substantive changes to the way that things work.</p>