Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s Legacy of Empty Promises
There may be one reason for local progressives to support Walsh for the U.S. secretary of labor: He’ll leave town.
Francesca Hong Wants ‘Wisconsin to Work Better for More People’
The chef and restaurant owner is running for State Assembly in part to fight for a $15 minimum wage and other pro-worker reforms from within the halls of government.
We Can’t Be Free Until We Fully Abolish Slavery
Through a loophole in the 13th Amendment, governments and corporations profit from cheap, incarcerated labor.
‘It’s Feudalism, Pure Exploitation’
The Doe Fund says it pays homeless and formerly incarcerated people New York City’s minimum wage of $15 per hour. But the nonprofit charges weekly fees that can drive their wages below the federal minimum of $7.25.
A Vegan Meat Company Purged Its Pro-Labor Employees. Workers Say An Anti-Union Drive Prompted the Firings.
No Evil Foods created products like El Zapatista and Comrade Cluck, but workers say its conduct doesn’t live up to its leftist branding.
Coronavirus Lays Bare The Staggering Class Inequalities That Divide America
Neither the coronavirus nor anything else is a ‘great equalizer’ because we aren’t, actually, all in this together.
Grocery Store Workers Are Risking Their Lives For Little Pay
They make roughly half the average national income, and they’re at risk of COVID-19 exposure as they continue to work to ensure shelves are restocked and communities fed.
The Appeal Podcast: A Lack of Basic Rights for Incarcerated Workers
With journalist Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard