Barbara Ehrenreich is the founder of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and the author of the seminal Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America.
A Journalist Marked By Police Violence
Co-published with The American Prospect. Linda Tirado, partially blinded by a rubber bullet in Minneapolis protests, remains an important voice against social and economic injustice in America.
It’s Time for T.S.A. Workers to Strike
Co-published with The New York Times. The shutdown is painful, but it is also an opportunity for labor to take a stand.
Sisters in Arms
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. Is the #MeToo “moment” the beginning of a new feminism?
When a “Routine” Exam Feels Like an Assault
Co-published with Lenny Letter. Are annual pelvic examinations necessary?
Let’s Call the Pro-Lifers What They Are: Pro-Death
Co-published with The Guardian. It’s time to highlight a hidden truth: restricting abortion means more maternal deaths.
Mind Your Own Business
Co-published with The Baffler. How Silicon Valley commodified and sold you "mindfulness".
What the American Working Class Really Looks Like
Co-published with Fusion. The Ft. Wayne Workers’ Project is uniting working class Americans of all beliefs, ethnicities and backgrounds.
The Selfish Side of Gratitude
Co-published with The New York Times. The poor don't need to feel more "gratitude"—they need decent pay and better working conditions.
Dead, White and Blue
Co-published with TomDispatch and the Los Angeles Times. As the lifespans of the wealthy increase, working-class white people are dying younger and younger. …
Only the Rich Can Write About Poverty
Co-published with The Guardian. There’s something wrong with the fact that affluent people can afford to write about minimum-wage jobs while the people who actually work them …
Tip Till It Hurts
Co-published with TIME. The housekeeper’s job is to clean, change sheets, restock amenities and exit the room without leaving any personal traces behind. They are paid …
It Is Expensive to Be Poor
Co-published with The Atlantic. Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.