Labor

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
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
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
One Simple Trick to Protect Workers from Inflation
Union contracts could ensure economic stability among the working class amid inflation.
Hamilton Nolan
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
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
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
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
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
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
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