Max Zahn is a freelance reporter in Brooklyn, New York.
The NLRB Just Dealt a Major Blow to the Fight for $15. Now’s the Time to Take Stock of the Campaign.
The reported tentative settlement of a landmark case against McDonald’s at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) deals a blow to Fight for $15’s union ambitions, widening the... MORE
Working · March 28, 2018
First Fight for $15, Then West Virginia Teachers: Can a New Playbook Rescue the Labor Movement?
Shannon Johnson grew up with a birth defect in her throat that required multiple surgeries. Stuck in the hospital, she found solace in Disney movies. “I could get so immersed in the... MORE
Working · March 27, 2018
The Future of the Low-Wage Worker Movement May Depend on a Little-Known New York Law
This article first appeared in Waging Nonviolence. Flavia Cabral doesn’t equivocate. She joined the fast food worker movement, she said, for a single reason: to put her daughter through college. ... MORE
Working · August 15, 2017
How Can the Fight for 15 Move From Winning Wage Increases to Winning a Union?
The ubiquity of Drake's "Hotline Bling" has endured for months, but the song still shocks when played at 6 AM by a full marching band. That precise spectacle swiveled groggy heads in midtown... MORE
Working · May 2, 2016
Can the Fight for $15 Replicate Its New York Wage Board Victory Around the Country?
Fight for $15 has become the most high-profile segment of the American labor movement in recent years, helping shift public perception enough to secure minimum wage hikes in places as disparate as Chicago and... MORE
Working · October 15, 2015