Commuting time continues to grow, in effect reducing wages by more than 10%.
Author Melissa Hope Ditmore suggests that current political attention on human trafficking is performative rather than practical. In her new book, she makes the case for enforcing and expanding labor laws.
Labor activists take steps to preserve the documents and strategies they use today, so future organizers will have a practical guide.
The gig economy provides no safety net for its workers, but some activists are hoping to change that.
Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrants helped organize far-reaching workers’ rights campaigns in industries that mainstream unions had thought to be untouchable.
New York City’s Liberty Cleaners co-created an innovative training program that’s providing the skills to bring about their vision of the gig economy.
“When I think of the many ways we—laborers, neighbors, people in community with one another—are failing each other, I think first and foremost of the institution of work as we know it.”
Our work environment is deeply dysfunctional. But making systemic change requires understanding how we got here.
Long-underpaid undergrad students who work on campus are increasingly seeing the value of their labor and organizing unions.
Young workers, women, and people of color are combining digital innovation with old-school face-to-face organizing to build a new labor movement.
And it’s not over.
Activists have long suggested that oppressive institutions should be abolished rather than reformed. The same could be said about labor.
Solving the Mountain State’s endemic issues means a return to old-fashioned virtues of neighborliness and diligence.
Rubynell Walker-Barbee shares her story of service workers organizing in Georgia.
Can learning labor history give us hope for the future of unions?
Bad managers, burnout, and health fears are causing record numbers of workers to quit the industry for good.
Evalynn Romano, the daughter of custodians, offers clear, achievable solutions to affirm the dignity and health of this largely BIPOC workforce.
Talks of work-life balance often exclude low-wage women workers of color. Including them means investing in basic policies like equal pay and paid time off.
Domestic care workers have been overlooked in the economy and as political actors for too long.
Movements such as the four-day workweek, right to disconnect, and fair workweek aim to save our sanity and the planet.