Co-published with Prism. Four months after the Norfolk Southern East Palestine train derailment, workers and citizens fight against the toxicity of an industry that has cut corners at every turn.
Co-published with New York Focus. Some counties pay social services workers so little, the people who administer benefits end up applying themselves.
Co-published with Dissent Magazine. The strike is back in Britain but the Conservative government is out to crush the unions. What lessons should labor learn from the 1980s?
Co-published with Dissent Magazine. On working-class Los Angeles before and after the civil unrest of 1992—and how structural inequities continue to shape the city’s labor struggles from the classrooms to the docks.
Co-published with Dissent Magazine. The longtime organizer and theorist discusses tactics that unions can use to win major gains at the table and in the contract.
Co-published with Dissent Magazine. Recent news reports have revealed that child labor is not just a historical relic in the United States—and some politicians want to undermine existing regulations, claiming that less oversight is good for business.
Co-published with Grid. Young physicians in training are being squeezed by labor shortages, inflation and long hours.
Co-published with The Intercept. In Part 2 of “Insecurity,” we meet Eshawney Gaston, a fast-food worker who joins the wave of labor uprisings sweeping the country during the pandemic.
Co-published with Fast Company. On this fourth and final episode of Ambition Diaries, Kate examines is ambition really matters anymore after the pandemic and how we are recalibrating in the new world of work.
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.