Michelle Chen is a con­tribut­ing writer at In These Times and The Nation, a con­tribut­ing edi­tor at Dis­sent and a co-pro­duc­er of the Bela­bored” pod­cast. She stud­ies his­to­ry at the CUNY Grad­u­ate Cen­ter. She tweets at @meeshellchen.

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This Amazon Grocery Runner Has Risked Her Job to Fight for Better Safety Measures
Courtenay Brown knows she could be on the streets if she loses her job at an Amazon Fresh unit. She’s speaking out about scant Covid-19 safety measures and lack of workplace benefits anyway.
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Amazon Expects Its Employees to Operate Like Fast-Moving Machines. This Amazon Picker Is Fighting Back.
Inspired by his father and grandfather, Sean Carlisle is organizing to win stronger safety measures for his fellow workers.
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The Amazon Delivery Service Worker Who’d Finally Seen Enough
As a driver for an Amazon subcontractor, Frank Chavez encountered unsanitary conditions—including bottles of his coworkers’ urine. Now he’s standing up for his rights.
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Meet the Warehouse Worker Who Took On Amazon Over Inhumane Conditions and Harassment
Hibaq Mohamed organized her community in a fight against Amazon, protesting working conditions at a fulfillment center with one of the highest rates of injury.
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How to Save the Restaurant Workforce From Being Casualties of The Covid-19 Crisis
In an interview, One Fair Wage President Saru Jayaraman explains that the post-Covid future offers two possible directions for restaurant workers—dignity or poverty.
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Workers Fight for Their Lives
The spontaneous rebellion of low-wage workers exposed to Covid-19.
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Bosses Are Charged with Breaking the Law in Over 40% of Union Campaigns
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Hey, Uber and Lyft: Gig Work Is Work. California Just Said So.
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Fearing Trump’s New Crackdown, Immigrants Are Already Forgoing Food Stamps
The Trump administration’s new “public charge” rule is having its intended effect: collective punishment of immigrant communities.
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Hong Kong Protesters and Militant Chinese Workers Point the Way to a New Kind of Internationalism
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“Hardhats vs. Hippies”: How the Media Misrepresents the Debate Over the Green New Deal
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6 Years After Rana Plaza Collapse, an Accord to Improve Bangladesh’s Worker Safety Is in Jeopardy
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Labor Unrest Is Erupting on Honduran Plantations—And Rattling the Global Supply Chain
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This Is How We Can Defend Migrants Coming to the Border
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The Rallying Cry of a Nationwide Movement: “Chinga la Migra” (F*ck Border Patrol)
Amid the horror of family separation, a grassroots network spearheaded by Mijente is launching a national tour of resistance.
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Rotten and Rat-Infested: The Appalling Food and Healthcare Conditions Facing Inmates in U.S. Prisons
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The Oklahoma Teachers’ Strike Is a Mutiny Against Austerity
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These Teachers Refuse to Be Weaponized
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Why We Must Not Look Away From Trump’s Attacks on Salvadoran Immigrants
While his inflammatory rhetoric dominates the news, Trump is upending the lives of 200,000 Salvadoran migrants and refugees.
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What Will It Take To Stop Trump’s Muslim Ban?
Movements are gearing up for the fight ahead.
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Farmworkers Say “Us Too,” Demanding Freedom From Sexual Violence
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The Twisted Logic Behind the GOP’s Latest Assault on Abortion Rights
You can't exercise your reproductive rights if you don’t know you are pregnant.
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Sexual Violence Is a Workplace Crisis. The Solution Is Organizing.
Revolution doesn't sound like a whisper campaign.
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Muslim Ban 3.0 Is Here. And So Is the Anti-Racist Resistance.
Communities under siege are planning a mass mobilization on October 18.
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DACA Was Won By a Vibrant Movement of Immigrant Youth. Now, That Movement Will Rally to Defend It.
By ending the DACA program, Trump is awakening the same nationwide movement that won the protections for young immigrants in the first place.
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Locking Kids in Jail for Misbehavior Isn’t Just Unfair—It’s Abuse
Banal adolescent misbehavior is too often labeled a serious crime.
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The Philippine Labor Movement Is Beginning to Turn Against Authoritarian Rule
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Unpredictable and Brutal ICE Raids Are Allowing Trump to Rule by Fear
Protections for immigrant communities were already meager. Now, safeguards are being scrapped as the Trump administration escalates nationwide sweeps.
Labor
This May Day, Don’t Go to Work, Take to the Streets and Strike
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From Cities to Campuses: The New Sanctuary Movement for Trump’s America
Activists are rallying to protect immigrants in their communities, one campus at a time.
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Trump Vows to Disrupt Trade—Progressives Need to Push Him in the Right Direction
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Yale Worker Who Shattered Racist Window: ‘People are Tired of Being Victims’
Corey Menafee tells In These Times what brought him to the breaking point.
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Can Labor Learn from Silicon Valley?
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The Story Behind the Immigrant Workers in Bernie Sanders’ Stirring New Ad Lauding Worker Organizing
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Are Open Borders the Solution to the Refugee Crisis?
Activists and experts debate who really benefits from opening borders: migrants or corporations
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Laundromat Workers Air New York’s Dirty Laundry in Performance Piece
A new film/performance spotlights the often-invisible workers who fold the clothes, maintain the machines and know your secrets.
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Phillip Agnew, Dream Defender
Meet the new generation of civil rights leaders.
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Feminist Dick Jokes: The New Mainstream?
Comic Hari Kondabolu thinks social justice and change and equality don't have to be deadly serious.
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The Immigration Movement’s Left Turn
Advocates are moving away from the "pathway-to-citizenship" compromise—and are demanding a moratorium on deportations.
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Community Colleges’ Failing Grade
Institutions have to fix their socioeconomic divisions before they can truly help students in need.
Labor
Industry Attacks on ‘Scaffold Law’ Put Construction Workers on Shaky Ground
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California Farmworkers Often Forced To Live in Squalor, Says Report
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Sex Workers Have Labor Rights Just Like Any Other Employee, Confirms NZ Court
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The Actual Brazil World Cup Scandal Isn’t About Thongs
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China’s Militant Workers Embrace Collective Action
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China’s Green Movement
Environmentalists cut through the smog of state repression.
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The U.S. Military’s Assault on Overseas Labor Rights
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Return to Lender
A scheme to save the U.S. postal service by turning post offices into community banks.
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