Labor

South Korea Will See a Massive Labor Uprising on January 15
Workers, farmers and the urban poor, battered by the pandemic, are demanding labor protections and structural reforms.
Minju Bae
Happy Birthday Jeff Bezos, You Bum
A cold, angry party for an absent billionaire.
Hamilton Nolan
Death in the Air
An essential worker considers pandemic times.
Sean Estelle
Disturbing New Report Shows Dire Conditions For Grocery Workers
A huge new survey of Kroger employees finds homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity are widespread.
Hamilton Nolan
The Teachers Being Demonized for Trying To Save Us From the Pandemic
A conversation with locked-out members of the Chicago Teachers Union.
Maximillian Alvarez
Chicago Teachers Voted to Teach Remotely Amid Omicron Wave—And Were Locked Out
The teachers’ union demanded greater safety measures in classrooms, and in response the school district cancelled classes and locked educators out of online learning platforms.
Jeff Schuhrke
This Year in Working: The 10 Most-Read Labor Stories
Now's a good a time to look back and ask: What just happened?
In These Times Editors
Capping Off a Year of Labor Action at Amazon, Warehouse Workers Walk Off the Job in Illinois
For the first time, Amazon is experiencing a multi-site U.S. work stoppage. It comes at the end of a year marked by union organizing and labor militancy at the retail giant.
Jeff Schuhrke
Stop Buying Holiday Gifts for Your Boss
A third of U.S. workers say they buy presents for their manager. It’s time to end this predatory ritual once and for all.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
Labor Activists Want to Know Why Workers Were Left to Die in Extreme Tornadoes
Grief, anger, and demands for answers after tornadoes kill at least 14 U.S. workers.
Jeff Schuhrke
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