The Casual Worker: No Benefits, No Guarantees

Spend a day in the unpredictable life of a casual worker, a freelance longshoreman who must rack up enough hours to reach union status. Richard fantasizes about getting five days of work a week. Sasha has been a casual for ten years.

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Cargoland was produced by Lu Olkowski as part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project.  And we're proud to announce that she has won a 2015 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award (Best News Series) for her investigation.

Photo: Outside a training site for workers at the ports (Lu Olkowski)