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Co-published with Dame Magazine. Employees of big retailers have become the backbone of American life under coronavirus quarantine. But even a new paid-leave law doesn't protect …

Co-published with Fusion. Photography by Alyssa Schukar. The Ft. Wayne Workers’ Project is uniting working class Americans of all beliefs, ethnicities and backgrounds.

Co-published with The New YorkerGeorgia has long struggled to rein in payday lenders, but even ambitious regulations can’t always stop the predatory practice.

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 …

Co-published with The Atlantic. After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store. In a personal essay, he recalls his …

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.

Co-published with Next City. For 10 years a massive income gap has been widening across Silicon Valley. Last November, however, the residents of San Jose voted in …

Co-published with Mother Jones. Gabriel Thompson writes about his stint doing "on demand" grunt work for one of America's hottest growth industries.

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