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Rapid Grocery Delivery Service Buyk Accused of Wage Theft by Former Workers
Before the Russian-funded delivery startup collapsed, Buyk sold itself as a way for workers to escape the gig economy. Former workers say it failed to deliver.
Amir Khafagy
Labor
50 Years of Class War in Wisconsin
A conversation with veteran educators and organizers Frank Emspak and Adrienne Pagac about the conditions that paved the way for the Wisconsin Uprising.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
The New Labor Movement Is Young, Worker-Led and Winning
From Starbucks and Amazon to political campaigns and digital media, workers in historically unorganized occupations are forming unions—and breathing new life into the U.S. labor movement.
Katie Barrows and Ethan Miller
Labor
Abortion Rights Are Workers' Rights
The Supreme Court's plan to strike down reproductive freedom is an attack on workers everywhere. The labor movement should treat it that way—by taking urgent action.
Kim Kelly
Labor
Amazon Workers Decide Not to Form Union at a Second U.S. Facility—But Organizers Pledge to Fight On
One month after making history by organizing the first U.S. Amazon warehouse, workers voted against forming a union at another facility in New York.
Luis Feliz Leon
DispatchLabor
New York and California Experiment with Giving Workers a Say in Industry Standards
Less than 3 percent of fast food workers and less than 1 percent of nail salon workers are unionized. Workers' councils could give them a seat at the table.
Amy Qin
Labor
I’m a Black, Queer Woman Working as an Adjunct Professor—And I’m Going on Strike
My story mirrors the lived conditions of Black and brown folks in academia nationwide. It’s time to demand better pay and conditions on the job.
Victoria Collins
Labor
Where Are All the “Pro-Worker” Republicans Now?
While employees at Amazon and Starbucks win historic unionization campaigns, the “populist” wing of the GOP has been noticeably silent.
Nick Vachon
ViewpointLabor
One Simple Trick to Protect Workers from Inflation
Union contracts could ensure economic stability among the working class amid inflation.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
The Campus Workers Withdrawing Their Consent
A conversation with student and graduate employees about why workers are simultaneously on strike at two universities.
Maximillian Alvarez
DispatchLabor
Speed Grocery Delivery Workers Are in a Dangerous Race
A new industry of venture-capital-backed startups claim their workers are fast. Are they faster than regulations?
Maggie Duffy
FeatureLabor
The Nurses Who Wouldn’t Come in From the Cold
How holding out for the common good led to the longest strike of 2021
Aparna Gopalan
Labor
A Hotline Garment Workers Can Call When They Face Harassment on the Job
When women who sew clothes for famous brands are harassed, there is a new place for them to turn.
Ryan Lenora Brown
Labor
Starbucks Keeps Failing at Union-Busting, While Workers Keep Winning
"After being shut out in four union votes this week, Howard Schultz and Starbucks should be embarrassed and should accept reality: Starbucks workers overwhelmingly want a union."
Jake Johnson
Labor
The LGBTQ Rights Group That Helped Launder Amazon’s Image
Human Rights Campaign gave Amazon a perfect score on workplace equality—while Amazon was donating to the organization.
Sarah Lazare
Labor
Amazon Workers Defied Conventional Wisdom—And Won a Union
The Amazon Labor Union broke many of the traditional rules of labor organizing, while making history.
Luis Feliz Leon
Labor
The Incredible, Winding Path of a Working-Class Nurse in Wisconsin
A conversation with long-time artist, activist, and registered nurse Susan Simensky Bietila in Milwaukee.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
Student Loans are a Burden for Black Educators. Cancel Them.
A conversation with Stacy Davis Gates, the vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, about why canceling student debt is a labor issue.
Paige Oamek
Labor
The Amazon Union Campaign Won By Following the Lead of Workers
Amazon Labor Union shows us an essential ingredient of successful union campaigns: democratic autonomy.
Shaun Richman
Labor
How Workers Used Amazon's Captive Audience Meetings Against the Company
Workers flipped the script on the e-commerce giant by turning anti-union tactics into organizing opportunities.
Sarah Lazare
FeatureLabor
Amid Rolling Blackouts, Energy Workers Fight For Clean Public Power In South Africa
Can South Africa transition from a reliance on coal to clean power while maintaining jobs? The energy workers fighting for a just transition think so.
Casey Williams
Labor
The Real Scandal at the Oscars Was When Celebrities Crossed a Picket Line
Forget the Will Smith and Chris Rock altercation—hospitality workers got thrown under the bus when a host of Hollywood elites entered an Oscars night party at a hotel under union boycott.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
Why Workers Picketed the Southern Poverty Law Center
Employees and union activists say the civil rights organization mistreats its lowest-paid and most marginalized workers.
Maximillian Alvarez
FeatureLaborInterview
How To Build Fierce and Worker-Centered Unions
A Q&A with an organizer about her new book and on building worker power through resilience.
Paige Oamek
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