Working Conditions

Elon Musk speaks at the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 6, 2024.

Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action

Multiple harassment allegations illuminate why the tech mogul has embraced Trumpism.

Jun 14, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap

Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap

Studies overwhelmingly show that the effect of increasing the minimum wage on employment rates is basically zero.

Jun 14, 2024 / The Score / Bryce Covert

Lawson with microphone

The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024 The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024

The “greatest teacher of nonviolence in America” was a mentor to generations of activists, from Martin Luther King Jr. to today’s union organizers and immigrant rights campaigners...

Jun 13, 2024 / Obituary / Peter Dreier

A wall at entrance of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with the agency's name in large type and below that

Pregnant Workers Are Seeking Justice After Being Penalized on the Job Pregnant Workers Are Seeking Justice After Being Penalized on the Job

According to complaints filed by the legal organization A Better Balance, Chick-fil-A and Amtrak have violated the protections guaranteed in the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

Jun 5, 2024 / Bryce Covert

Cows queuing for milking at United Dreams Dairy, in North Freedom, Wisconsin, on May 8, 2024.

We’re Facing a Potential Bird Flu Catastrophe We’re Facing a Potential Bird Flu Catastrophe

H5N1 is spreading across the US, targeting some of our most vulnerable communities, and exposing our tattered public health system. We need bold action, and we need it now.

May 30, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves and Anne N. Sosin

Members of UAW 4811 join protesters at the University of California, Santa Cruz, campus on May 20, 2024.

The Next Front in Palestine Solidarity: Worker Strikes The Next Front in Palestine Solidarity: Worker Strikes

The symbiotic relationship between universities and the military puts higher education workers in a position of significant structural power.

May 23, 2024 / Jonathan Rosenblum

UAW Mercedes

Learning the Right Lessons From the UAW Loss in Alabama Learning the Right Lessons From the UAW Loss in Alabama

Mercedes put on an “A-level boss fight.”  Which was only to be expected. So how can the union win next time?

May 21, 2024 / Jane McAlevey

The Invisible Lives of Israel’s Thai Workforce

The Invisible Lives of Israel’s Thai Workforce The Invisible Lives of Israel’s Thai Workforce

Manee Jirchat was one of the 31 Thai laborers kidnapped by Hamas on October 7. This is his story.

May 13, 2024 / Feature / Timothy McLaughlin

Peggy Noonan

Campus Protesters Were Right to Spurn Peggy Noonan, Emblem of Media Obtuseness Campus Protesters Were Right to Spurn Peggy Noonan, Emblem of Media Obtuseness

Our narcissistic media elite doesn’t understand why their lies have made young people wary.

May 6, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Amazon warehouse workers

Amazon Says Its Injury Rates Are Down. They’re Still the Highest in the Industry. Amazon Says Its Injury Rates Are Down. They’re Still the Highest in the Industry.

Exclusive: An independent review of Amazon’s annual safety report finds that the company’s warehouse workers experience a disproportionate share of injuries.

May 2, 2024 / Ella Fanger

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