Workers

Honey Bees, Worker Bees, and the Economic Violence of Land Grabs

Honey Bees, Worker Bees, and the Economic Violence of Land Grabs

Melissa Chadburn

ESSAYS

Co-published with Longreads. Melissa Chadburn challenges her own belief that environmental justice issues are reserved for people of privilege.

Ranching Families on Cheyenne River Reservation Face a Choice

 Ranching Families on Cheyenne River Reservation Face a Choice

Kenneth Dickerman, Emily Schiffer, Dawnee LeBeau & Sylvia Picotte

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The Washington Post. Staying in an industry they can’t keep up with or leaving the only life they’ve known.

The Shutdown Is Great for Lenders

The Shutdown Is Great for Lenders

Susie Cagle

FEATURES

Co-published with The Nation. Over 800,000 furloughed workers missed two paychecks during the most recent government shutdown. And credit unions, banks, and finance companies reaped the rewards.

Black Lung Disease is Still Killing Miners. The Coal Industry Doesn't Want to Hear It

Black Lung Disease is Still Killing Miners. The Coal Industry Doesn't Want to Hear It

Elyssa East

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Co-published with The Guardian. Today’s black lung rates are higher than 50 years ago, affecting men as young as their 30s, and in Kentucky their right to decent healthcare is being curtailed.

General Motors, Sears & Toys R Us: Layoffs Highlight our Shredding Financial Safety Net

General Motors, Sears & Toys R Us: Layoffs Highlight our Shredding Financial Safety Net

Ross Barkan

FEATURES

Co-published with NBC. Millions of Americans are in danger of entering their final decades unable to afford ballooning medical bills and cost-of-living expenses.

Forget Elections—Labor Needs To Get Back to Its Roots

Forget Elections—Labor Needs To Get Back to Its Roots

Tom Lewandowski

FEATURES

Co-published with In These Times. At this point, betting our future on the next brutal mating ritual of Republicans and Democrats is not a bet most workers are willing to take.

'It's Not Fair, Not Right': How America Treats its Black Farmers

'It's Not Fair, Not Right': How America Treats its Black Farmers

Debbie Weingarten & Audra Mulkern

FEATURES | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The Guardian. Sugarcane farmers can’t survive without large crop loans. For the Provosts, who say they suffered decades of discrimination, this could be the end of the line.

Dollar General Throws a Lifeline to Hard-Pressed Communities. Not All Welcome It.

Dollar General Throws a Lifeline to Hard-Pressed Communities. Not All Welcome It.

Tom Zoellner

FEATURES

Co-published with The LA Times. The dollar store has thrown a lifeline of food and capital to impoverished pockets, but how much quality is in that lifeline?

Automation Is a Real Threat. How Can We Slow Down the March of the Cyborgs?

Automation Is a Real Threat. How Can We Slow Down the March of the Cyborgs?

Alissa Quart

FEATURES

Co-published with The GuardianInstead of working to give robots personhood status, we should concentrate on protecting human workers – and decelerate the push to automate jobs.

New York’s Housecleaners Become Collateral Damage in Airbnb Crackdown

New York’s Housecleaners Become Collateral Damage in Airbnb Crackdown

Abby Ellin

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Fortune. As New York City limits Airbnb rentals, the cottage industries that serviced them has been hit particularly hard.

Back at the Carrier Plant, Workers Are Still Fighting on Their Own

 Back at the Carrier Plant, Workers Are Still Fighting on Their Own

Sarah Jaffe

FEATURES

Co-published with The Nation Trump’s tax break was not enough. Truly addressing the plight of the American working class means confronting the problems of global capitalism.

If You're in the Fight, Get Ready to Do the Work

If You're in the Fight, Get Ready to Do the Work

Melissa Chadburn

ESSAYS

Co-published with DAME MagazineActivists like undocumented worker Sandra Henriquez have put their lives on the line to protest injustice. Under a Trump administration, progressives might want to follow their lead.