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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and a TV Show: The Office

Friday, May 17, 2013

NBC's "The Office" comes to an endWe talk to cultural critic Linda Holmesculture blogger for NPR's Monkey See, and management expert Tim Sullivan, editor at Harvard Business Review and author of The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Officeabout the show's impact.

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WNYC News

Strike Deadline Nears for NYC Office Cleaners

Friday, December 30, 2011

The union that represents cleaning staffers at more than 1,500 New York City office buildings says negotiations are continuing as Saturday's strike deadline approaches.

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WNYC News

Politicians Defend Cleaners' Union as Strike Draws Near

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Progressive members of the City Council came to the defense of the city's office cleaners and other workers, who could initiate a strike as early as January 1 if a new contract isn't negotiated.

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WNYC News

NJ Office Cleaners Union Authorizes Strike

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Members of a union representing 7,000 office cleaners in New Jersey have voted to authorize a strike if they can't reach an agreement with a group of cleaning companies on a new contract.

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WNYC News

City Office Cleaners Authorize Possible Strike

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The union representing 22,000 cleaners in more than 1,500 New York City office buildings has authorized its bargaining committee to call a strike if no agreement with management can be reached.

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Studio 360

Life Under Florescent Light

Saturday, January 08, 2005

The place we spend most of our time — the office — doesn't hold the same place in our hearts as our home. Office design has changed from factory to cubicle to the now-trendy open plan, but does that make it any more livable?

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Studio 360

Office Gallery

Saturday, January 08, 2005

A few years ago, amid the cubicles and conference rooms of a San Francisco life insurance office, employee Sean Fletcher decided to become an after-hours curator. He showed the artwork by his friends in place of the sleepy landscapes and equestrian scenes that hung on the office walls ...

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Studio 360

Stuff at Work

Saturday, January 08, 2005

A towering curve of yellow interoffice envelopes sits in the lobby of a Portland office building. It’s the work of visual artist Larissa Brown. After this office worker took a sculpture class, she became inspired to make art pieces from the supplies at work — shipping tags, staplers, ...

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Studio 360

The Office

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Kurt Andersen and poet Deborah Garrison romp through the worlds of office romance and desk job artists. Garrison examines the existential angst of office life in her book of poems A Working Girl Can’t Win.

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Studio 360

Clock Watchers

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Many writers, musicians, and artists got their start in the office — the British novelist Anthony Trollope worked for the postal service and composer Charles Ives was a full-time insurance agent. Judith Kampfner looked into the workaday lives of artists to find out how it fuels their creativity outside ...

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