Once Upon a Time, “Waitress” Was a Union Job. Could History Repeat Itself?
Co-published with Slate. There was a time when hospitality industry unions were some of the most powerful and robust labor organizations in the country.
There Is Power Even Without a Union
Co-published with The Nation. Target workers are taking on bosses themselves. Is this the future of radical organizing?
How Kickstarter Employees Formed a Union
Co-published with WIRED. The point wasn’t so much about pay issues, but to give workers more say over what they produce—reflecting a trend of internal protest across …
How One Local Union Is Doubling Wages for America’s Airport Workers
Co-published with The American Prospect. In a time of labor stagnation, a union has committed massive resources to workplace and political organizing—and has bettered the lives …
Don’t Subsidize Companies That Silence Workers
Co-published with OtherWords. When workers can’t organize or speak out, their lives—and ours—may be at risk.
In Public Letter, 10 Boston City Councilors Decry ‘Chilling Effect’ Of Boston Calling Decision
Co-published with WBUR. Boston city councilors say nonprofits and unions have been hesitant to work with their offices since two former mayoral aides were found guilty …
Count to a Hundred
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. Melissa Chadburn on anger, organizing, and the persistence necessary to carry on.
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.