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December 17, 2020
The Right Answer Is to Throw Money at the Problem
Progressive are waging and winning the fight for direct payments because, in a pandemic moment, people need cash to survive.
November 10, 2020
Can American Labor Survive Prop 22?
The California ballot measure could be the most radical undoing of labor legislation since Taft-Hartley.
April 15, 2019
Airbnb May Have Caved to Israel’s Settler Movement, but Palestinians Aren’t Giving Up
In a novel legal challenge, a group of Palestinians is continuing to pursue claims against settlers in a US Court.
March 18, 2019
In a First, Palestinians Challenge Israel’s Settlement Enterprise—in a US Court
The challenge comes in response to a case filed by Israeli settlers against Airbnb.
July 10, 2018
My Best Friend Lost His Life to the Gig Economy
Pablo Avendano was a food-delivery courier struggling to make ends meet. Then he was killed delivering an order.
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June 5, 2018
When Bobby Kennedy Proposed a Radical Rethink of the Measures of American Progress
If he had been elected, there is no telling how transformational this new approach might have been.
December 21, 2017
Can Worker Co-ops Make the Tech Sector More Equitable?
The crowdwork sector is dominated by low-paid gigs—can communally run companies make these jobs sustainable?
December 16, 2016
Driving Uber Toward Unionization
Despite significant legal hurdles, the ridesharing company’s drivers are fighting for fair working conditions.
November 15, 2016
How to Make Technology Actually Work for Workers
Rather than speeding offshoring and making workers redundant, technology can be a means of organizing and empowering them.
July 29, 2016
There’s a Problem With ‘Crowd Labor’
Online outsourcing comes with costs.