Working In These Times

These Are The Workers Who Took on Amazon, and Won
Against all odds, Amazon workers in New York organized a successful union against one of the biggest companies in the world. Here's how.
Luis Feliz Leon
The Amazon Labor Union Victory Shows That Jurisdiction Is Dead
No more arguing over territory or industries—we need multi-union coalitions capable of organizing on a national scale.
Hamilton Nolan
How the Construction Industry Preys on Workers Newly Released From Prison
They're required to work as a condition of release from prison. Then the construction industry targets them for exploitation.
Katie Jane Fernelius
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
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
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
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
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
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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