Working Conditions

A wide-frame photo of marchers at the March for Life in front of the Washington Monument, on a snowy, foggy day.

From “Don’t Say Gay” to Abortion Bans, a New Pronatalism Is Here From “Don’t Say Gay” to Abortion Bans, a New Pronatalism Is Here

To understand the conservative fervor around abortion, contraception, and LGBTQ rights, we have to understand the impact these relatively new rights have on the labor market.

Jan 29, 2024 / Comment / Elizabeth Gregory

Signage outside an Amazon Go store

How Students in Seattle Got More School Counselors—Paid for by the City’s Wealthiest Corporations How Students in Seattle Got More School Counselors—Paid for by the City’s Wealthiest Corporations

Local politicians said it couldn't be done. The Seattle Times said it shouldn't be done. The students stuck to their demands and proved them wrong.

Jan 19, 2024 / Natalya McConnell

Sarah Taber, 2024 candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture.

Why I’m Running for Commissioner of Agriculture in North Carolina Why I’m Running for Commissioner of Agriculture in North Carolina

The health of our state’s democracy depends so much on its agriculture and rural economics.

Jan 12, 2024 / Sarah Taber

This Journalist Is Uncovering the Dirty Side of Fast Fashion

This Journalist Is Uncovering the Dirty Side of Fast Fashion This Journalist Is Uncovering the Dirty Side of Fast Fashion

Alden Wicker, author of To Dye For, wants our clothes to stop poisoning us.

Jan 10, 2024 / Off the Clock / Danielle Renwick

Shawn Fain, president of the United Automobile Workers, joins lawmakers at a press conference calling for a cease-fire in the Middle East outside of the Capitol on December 14, 2023.

Shawn Fain’s New Year’s Resolution Is to Lay the Ground for a National Strike Shawn Fain’s New Year’s Resolution Is to Lay the Ground for a National Strike

By having contracts with all the Big Three automakers expire on May Day, 2028, the UAW president also issued a challenge to the labor movement. Will his union be ready to meet it?...

Dec 28, 2023 / Jonathan Rosenblum

Brandon Mancilla (center) with Ray Jensen Jr., UAW Region 9 Assistant Director (left) and UAW member Donald Foster.

A Night at the Movies With Brandon Mancilla A Night at the Movies With Brandon Mancilla

The new director of UAW Region 9A is part of a wave of young, politically active labor leaders organizing for a future where union power transcends borders.

Dec 14, 2023 / Off the Clock / Alex Press

Andrew Cuomo and Eric Adams, 2021, laughing

Blink and You Missed It: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Was Accused of Sexual Assault—and Nothing Happened Blink and You Missed It: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Was Accused of Sexual Assault—and Nothing Happened

Why the big yawn by the media over this particular allegation against New York’s scandal-surrounded mayor might actually be a sign of mature judgment.

Dec 14, 2023 / Ross Barkan

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

The Antitrust Lessons of the OpenAI Saga The Antitrust Lessons of the OpenAI Saga

The high-stakes battle for control of the tech start-up was a case study in the corporate strategy of vertical outsourcing. 

Dec 12, 2023 / Brian Callaci

Goodbye, bad corporate thing that you don’t run, Hello, good indie thing that you DO run. (Details of thing TBD.)

The Definitive Guide to Starting Your Own Media Company The Definitive Guide to Starting Your Own Media Company

How to throw off the corporate shackles and launch an independent news outlet.

Dec 13, 2023 / Feature / Kelsey McKinney and Aleksander Chan

Home care workers rally at New York’s City Hall on October 18.

Ban the 24-Hour Workday! Ban the 24-Hour Workday!

In some states—New York is one of them—it is still legal to hire someone for a 24-hour shift, but to only pay them for a fraction of those hours.

Nov 29, 2023 / Dawn Kikel

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