Maia McDonald is a Chicago-based freelance journalist who’s reported for Block Club Chicago, Borderless Magazine, City Bureau, The TRiiBE and other outlets. You can find her on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @maiamcdonld and her website at maiam​c​don​ald​.me.

She’s previously reported on Illinois’ labor laws and the temporary service industry as a Fall 2022 Civic Reporting Fellow at City Bureau and most recently was the InPathways Community Reporting Intern at Borderless Magazine, which reports on and about immigrants living in and around Chicago.
“Is This a Union Town or What?” Chicago's Transformative Role in the Labor Movement—Past and Present—Fuels UAW Rally
Mayor Brandon Johnson and local, national and international labor leaders joined United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain at a rally for striking autoworkers and allies at the Local 551 union hall.
Maia McDonald
Seven workers pose with signs.
Record Profits, Paltry Contracts Fire Up Chicago-Area Autoworkers to Strike
"It's not fair that [CEOs are] bringing home these millions of dollars and have so many summer homes ... and we're living paycheck to paycheck."
Maia McDonald