Emily Udell is a writer for Angie’s List Magazine in Indianapolis. In 2009, she finished a stint drinking bourbon and covering breaking news for The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky. Her eclectic media career also includes time at the Associated Press, Punk Planet (R.I.P.), The Daily Southtown in southwest Chicago, and Radio Prague in the Czech Republic. She co-hosted and co-produced In These Times’ radio show “Fire on the Prairie” from 2003 to 2006.
Udell was also a field researcher and organizer for the Independent Press Association of Chicago, and helped create the first guide to independent, community and ethnic press in Chicago. She worked as an editorial associate at the national news and culture magazine Punk Planet and has contributed to Free Speech Radio News and various local Chicago print and online newspapers.
Will Apple Feel Any Heat for Violations of Its Own Labor Code?
While scanning whichever apps you use to track news on your iPhone this past weekend, you may have missed a story about Apple’s latest audit of its global suppliers. The audit,... MORE
Working · March 2, 2010
Flying the Unfriendly Skies: Lufthansa Pilots Strike
There’s no doubt it’s been a bad year for workers in the airline industry. We’ve blogged about many of the labor struggles born of the recession&rsquo... MORE
Working · February 23, 2010
Around the Country, State Employees Rally Against Furloughs, Pay Cuts
State workers in West Virginia spent Presidents Day staging a rally at the capitol to ask for a $1,000 cost-of-living raise and better working conditions. Meanwhile, workers in California hope a bill advances that... MORE
Working · February 16, 2010
Conn. Workers Ground Company’s Plans to Fly Jobs Overseas
Machinists at two Connecticut airplane engine repair facilities won a major battle in their fight to prevent the employers from moving their jobs to the state of Georgia and Asia. A U.S.... MORE
Working · February 9, 2010
Calif. Mineworkers Locked Out After Contract Rejection
A southern California town is on edge after a mining company locked out more than 500 employees and hired replacement workers at the world’s second largest borate mine after their union refused... MORE
Working · February 2, 2010
LA Hospital Vote Deals Blow to SEIU (Updated)
At least two bargaining units at LA Medical Center vote for NUHW An indication of the state of the ongoing battle between Service Employees International Union and the upstart National Union of Healthcare... MORE
Working · January 26, 2010
Thousands of Chilean Miners Strike for Better Wages, Benefits
Nearly 3,000 striking workers at Chile’s biggest copper mining firm will attempt to resolve a dispute over wages and benefits today. Workers are likely to vote Tuesday on a pay increase proposed... MORE
Working · January 5, 2010
Mining Programs Provide Job Training for Inmates. But Are They Worth It?
Some Indiana inmates might get the chance to swap their prison jumpsuits for coal miners’ hats when they complete their sentences, thanks to a new federally-funded program at the Branchville Correctional Facility.... MORE
Working · December 26, 2009
A Penny for Our Work: Florida Farmworkers Protest Grocer
Farmworkers in South Florida took to the streets over the weekend as part of a continued campaign to convince the state’s largest grocer to pay a penny more per pound for... MORE
Working · December 8, 2009
Another Slaughterhouse Hazard: Pig Brain Mist
"Aerosolised porcine brain." The mere words make me shiver. A report released yesterday by the British jounal The Lancet Neurology found that Indiana and Minnesota workers exposed to pig brain mist suffered a... MORE
Working · December 1, 2009