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Alex Press is an assistant editor at
and freelance writer based in New York City.
September 13, 2019
Inside the Carpenters’ Fight for Control of Their Union
A union co-founded by a socialist has become a bastion of conservatism, but a reform movement is brewing within its ranks.
December 20, 2018
What’s It Like to Work at Amazon?
offers an unsparing portrait of a German Amazon warehouse.
January 29, 2018
White-Collar Unionization Is Good for All Workers
Some have argued that it creates a class divide in labor—they’ve got it backward.
June 10, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Hurt Farmers and Make Seed Companies Richer
Here’s why experts say the trade deal is a “big win” for the biotech seed industry.
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February 17, 2016
Silence on Campus: Contingent Work and Free Speech
While debate over the threat college students pose to free speech on campuses continues to dominate headlines, the silencing that follows from contingent employment does not.