Spencer Woodman is a journalist based in New York. He has written on labor for The Nation and The Guardian.
Nashville Voted To Give Poor People, Locals New Construction Jobs. But the State GOP Blocked It.
Last summer, with the backing of regional labor leaders and community groups, the city of Nashville approved an ordinance requiring large, municipally funded construction projects to devote 10 percent of their hiring to low-income... MORE
Working · April 4, 2016
Remember How Jeb Bush Dismantled Florida’s Department of Labor?
In the spring of 2000, Jeb Bush, then governor of Florida, launched a campaign unprecedented in a state of that size: He set out to dismantle the state’s department of labor. Like... MORE
Working · February 19, 2016
When Temp Workers Die While Being Taken to the Job, Who’s Responsible?
On September 24, just after 3 PM, a 36-year-old Haitian immigrant named Marianie Sanon was sitting on a particleboard bench in the back of a van overcrowded with 22 other Haitian temp workers on their way... MORE
Working · November 20, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Comcast Ghostwrote Pro-TWC Merger Letters of Support for Hawaii Governor
New records reveal that the cable giant wrote a lobbying letter signed by the Aloha State's head. MORE
Features · February 5, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: 19.7 Million Finance and Insurance Workers Subject to Political Lobbying By Their Bosses
A slideshow marked “confidential,” obtained by In These Times, sheds light on which American workers are being fed political information by their bosses in coordination with the Business-Industry Political Action Committee ... MORE
Working · November 3, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Rock, Roll ‘n Wage Raises: Guitar Center Announces Pay Hike Following Employee Organizing
After a year of fierce opposition to a union campaign seeking a fairer pay structure for workers, In These Times has learned that the private equity-owned retailer Guitar Center plans to implement a... MORE
Working · April 24, 2014
Opposed by Business Lobby, Iowa’s Wage-Theft Bill Is Poised To Die
In the face of opposition from Iowa’s business lobby, a bill that seeks to protect workers in the state against wage theft is on the verge of failing. Approved by Iowa... MORE
Working · March 12, 2014
Wage Theft’s Top Cop
Meet Julie A. Su, bane of the deadbeat employer MORE
Features · July 24, 2013
Virginia Restores Funding to Wage-and-Hour Department
After a months-long lobbying effort by labor advocates, Virginia’s General Assembly voted on Saturday to restore funding to the state's investigative division responsible for enforcing wage law. One year ago,... MORE
Working · March 1, 2013
The Wage Theft Epidemic
Thanks to a wave of government cuts, there's no one to stop your boss from withholding your pay. MORE
Features · February 20, 2013