Maximillian Alvarez is a writer and editor based in Baltimore and the host of Working People, a podcast by, for, and about the working class today.” His work has been featured in venues like In These Times, The Nation, The Baffler, Current Affairs, and The New Republic.

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Rideshare Drivers in California Strike for the PRO Act
A conversation with Ahmad Ibrahim Moss, a rideshare driver in San Francisco.
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Striking Frito Lay Workers Say They Deserve More Than Crumbs
Worker Cheri Renfro speaks out from Topeka, Kansas, where Frito Lay workers have been on strike since July 5.
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The Uniquely Dangerous Work of Massage Therapy During a Pandemic
A massage therapist speaks out about the gross and unfair treatment she was forced to endure.
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Score One for the Smithfield Workers of Sioux Falls
After suffering one of the worst workplace outbreaks of Covid-19 in the country last year, pork processors in South Dakota have secured a major labor victory.
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No Evil But Plenty of Union Busting at Vegan Food Company
Two former workers at No Evil Foods in Asheville, North Carolina, sound off on the company's recent layoffs.
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The Painful History of Injury in the Workplace
In the latest instalment of Working People, author Nate Holdren discusses his new book, 'Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era.'
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Fighting for Freedom From Colombia to Palestine
Millions are taking to the street to resist economic degradation and ethnic cleansing. A conversation with revolutionaries on multiple continents.
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Why Is the AFL-CIO Going After Its Vermont Affiliate?
David Van Deusen, president of the Vermont State Labor Council, says his organization is facing investigations and threats of further action.
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How the U.S. Military Reinforces Our Brutal Class System—And Vice Versa
Why does our economy ensure a constant stream of recruits? And why are the armed services so attractive to the marginalized? Vets answer these questions and more.
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Myanmar Workers Face Down a Military Dictatorship
Members of the Federation of General Workers Myanmar share their stories of resistance following the coup d'etat of February 1.
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The Urgent Health Crisis Facing Black and Indigenous Communities
Filmmaker Dominique Rémy discusses her new documentary examining the rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates among certain peoples of color.
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Pennsylvania Nurses Near Their Breaking Point
Brandee Brown and Chrissy Newton of Schuylkill Hospital Nurses United explore the challenges of collective bargaining during a global pandemic.
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On the Picket Line With Striking Miners
Union organizer Jacob Morrison and musician Lee Baines III offer their solidarity to members of the United Mine Workers of America.
Inside the Covid-Induced Collapse of American Higher Education
SUNY Albany associate professor Aaron Major takes stock of the academic labor movement and its post-pandemic future.
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The 'Trashman' Who Became an Influencer
Instagram sensation Terrill Haigler reflects on his newfound micro-celebrity and the crucial work of city sanitation departments.
Confessions of a Child of the Bourgeoisie
Acclaimed author and In These Times Board President Rick Perlstein examines the influences that shaped his work and politics.
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Danny Glover Sees Centuries of Struggle in the Amazon Union Drive
The famed actor and civil rights activist examines what's at stake for Black workers in Bessemer, Alabama.
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An Alabama Amazon Worker's Case for Unionization
Jennifer Bates, an employee of the Bessemer fulfillment center, explains why the forthcoming vote is so monumental.
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God's Work: Labor in the Church
Rev. Lindsey Joyce of the Institute for Christian Socialism reflects on what it means to serve her community.
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The Hidden Labor of Sex Work
In the second part of a two-part interview, sex worker, activist and DACA recipient Maya Morena reflects on the unique challenges of her industry.
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Undocumented in the Sex Industry
Maya Morena, a sex worker, activist, and DACA recipient from Honduras, examines the phenomenon of "whoreophobia," the history of vice and more.
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In the Shadow of Covid, ACLU Joins Non-Profit Unionization Surge
A conversation with representatives of ACLU Staff United about their unionization effort and the growing nonprofit labor movement.
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Toiling in the Marijuana Fields
A conversation with an organic weed grower in Alaska.
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These Cargill Workers in Turkey Have Spent Over 1,000 Days Protesting Their Unfair Firing
A conversation with Suat Karlikaya, a lead organizer with the Tobacco, Drink, Food and Allied Workers Trade Union of Turkey.
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How Chicago Teachers Are Resisting the City's Dangerous School Reopenings
A conversation with special-ed teachers about what's at stake, and the retaliation teachers are facing for speaking out.
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With Democrats in Full Control, It's Time to Pass the PRO Act
A conversation with leaders of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.
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Why Workers Fought and Died for Union Hiring Halls
Part II of a conversation with Tacoma longshore workers Zack Pattin and Brian "Skiff" Skiffington.
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Growing Up Punk and Union on the Waterfront
A conversation with longshore workers and union leaders.
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Workers Should Run the World: A Bus Operator's Perspective
A conversation with Erek Slater, a bus operator for the Chicago Transit Authority.
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Treating the Traumas of Capitalism: Inside the Life of a Social Worker
A conversation with Michele Manco, a clinical social worker in the Bronx.
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As Covid Surges, Doctors Are Striking Against "Retail Health"
A conversation with Dr. Amir Atabeygi, a physician at MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care in Thurston County, Washington.
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Trump and the Rotting Core of America
An interview with labor reporter Hamilton Nolan.
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California's Prop 22 Would Be a Disaster for Workers Everywhere
A conversation with Veena Dubal, professor of law at University of California-Hastings
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Left Organizers Are Being Targeted and Persecuted
A conversation with Amanda Yee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.
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Standing Rock's Enduring Message: "Let Us Teach You How To Live on This Land"
A conversation with LaDonna Brave Bull Allard of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
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The Rank-and-File Push to Get Cops Out of the Labor Movement
Union members speak about why police have no place in the labor movement.
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A "Progressive" Vegan Company's Anti-Union Campaign
A conversation with former workers at No Evil Foods, a vegan plant-based meat producer in North Carolina.
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Why the South Needs Pro-Worker Media
A conversation with David Story and Jacob Morrison, the hosts of The Valley Labor Report, a new radio show out of Huntsville, Alabama.
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Why Shipbuilders in Coastal Maine are (Still) On Strike
A conversation with Jami Bellefleur, a Maine shipbuilder.
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Labor Must Be Anti-Fascist and Anti-Racist
A conversation with Kooper Caraway, President of the Sioux Falls AFL-CIO and Labor Rep for AFSCME Council 65.
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How to Make the Left More Attractive
A conversation with author and journalist, Michael Brooks.
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There’s Room for Solidarity Between the Working Class and Progressive Professionals
Max and his brother Zak talk about meritocracy, work in the corporate world, and that feeling in your gut that most of what you do is pointless.
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Fired from Dollar General for Speaking Out About Unsafe Conditions
A conversation with Daniel Stone, a former employee of Dollar General in Nashville
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Class Traitors, Welcome to the Revolution
Many liberal professionals who supported Elizabeth Warren took their votes to Joe Biden, not Bernie Sanders. But they may still join a future left electoral coalition if they can face their own precarity.
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How to Unionize During Covid-19
Aminah Sheikh, a labor organizer with Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, talks about how to mobilize workers in the midst of a pandemic.
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Do Charter Schools’ “Core Values” Apply to Workers?
A conversation with MacKenna Alvarez, a middle-school teacher in New York City.
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Workers Are Fighting for Their Lives on May Day. They Deserve to Be Heard.
A conversation with Adam Ryan, a Target worker in Virginia and liaison for Target Workers Unite.
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“We Keep Us Safe”: Working and Organizing in a Pandemic
Workers speak from the front-lines of the pandemic.
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