"'Temporary' is the rare novel that reckons with unsteady work," says reviewer Marsh. "If the book is a surreal, absurd, sometimes self-defeating entry in the office genre, that is because temporary work is all those things."
The Fight for $15 was never just about raising wages, it was also about building public anger at a system where corporations make billions while workers are paid poverty wages. It is a return to labor's roots, the refusal to accept exploitation.
With the bleak future millennials are facing, it must be asked: Will the cultural capital of middle classness retain the same meaning as the middle class in America continues to erode? Or will class culture and consciousness evolve?