Articles in Labor

What Jane McAlevey Has Taught Us

The labor organizer and writer is approaching the end of her life. She leaves behind vital organizing lessons that will reverberate over the next decades.

Abolish the Tipped Minimum Wage

Service workers deserve a real livable wage. How is this even up for debate?

The NFL is an Abusive Workplace

As Super Bowl Sunday draws near, it’s important to remember the systemic labor issues that plague the nation’s most popular sport.

Dollar Stores Show Capitalism at its Worst

A firsthand account of the unsafe working conditions, low pay, and corporate surveillance at one of the country’s most profitable retail chains.

Who Can Win a Nobel Prize?

Human creativity can only flourish once basic needs are met. Because all creators have to worry about healthcare, childcare, and housing, usually the most privileged are the ones whose work gets made.

We’re Finally Getting The Media-Savvy Labor Militants We Need

It’s healthy for democracy to have prominent labor leaders who are both relatable and capable of articulating an uncompromising pro-worker message.

How Labor Movement Can Win at the Bargaining Table

Two leading experts explain how unions can fight back against dirty tricks by management.

How ‘Your Package Has Been Delivered’ and other Automated Messages Erase Essential Human Labor

From ‘your package has been delivered’ to ‘your order has been shipped,’ passive language upholds the fantasy of economic automation.

Of Course We Should All be Working Less

America’s pro-work culture is destroying our health and well-being. Bernie Sanders has the right idea in calling for a 4-day workweek.

US Companies Complain of Worker Shortages While the US Deports Workers to Their Deaths

We militarize our borders and keep people seeking work from doing it. Then legislators insist we need child labor to fill a “worker shortage.” What kind of country is this?

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