Subject: Low-Wage Workers
Making Paid Sick Time a Reality, The American Prospect, February 6, 2023.
The US healthcare workers who can’t afford health insurance, Equal Times, March 7, 2022.
Why ‘golden hellos’ won’t sort out Britain’s labour shortage, The Guardian, August 12, 2021.
The battle for the future of “gig” work, Vox, May 18, 2021.
Worker Centers: Where Causes Cohere, and Forge Power, The American Prospect, April 21, 2021.
We need to pay key workers with more than just gratitude, The Guardian, January 27, 2021.
Why Americans Need Paid Sick Leave, The American Prospect, October 20, 2020.
As Florida Reopens, the Health Crisis in Immokalee Deepens, Dissent, May 29, 2020.
Belabored Stories: What Happened to Kroger’s Hero Pay, Dissent, May 14, 2020.
Belabored Stories: Farmworkers Need Field Hospitals, Dissent, April 15, 2020.
Belabored Stories: “Please Stay Safe”, Dissent, April 13, 2020.
Belabored Stories: “Let’s Shut it Down”, Dissent, March 27, 2020.
Belabored Stories: Masks Make the Customers Nervous, Dissent, March 26, 2020.
Brooklyn Wireless Workers Vote to Save Their Union, Dissent, August 30, 2018.
The New Working Class, The New Republic, February 22, 2018.
Donald Trump’s War on the Working Class, Dame Magazine, October 5, 2017.
Excerpt from Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump's America anthology.
America’s Massive Retail Workforce Is Tired of Being Ignored, Racked, June 20, 2017.
‘We Triggered Something Epic’: Naquasia LeGrand & the Fight for $15, The Progressive, August 8, 2016.
Special Report: How to Get Away With Harassing, Firing or Never Even Hiring a Trans Worker of Color, June 6, 2016.
For Sexually Harassed Employees, T-Mobile Has Terrible Service, Dame Magazine, October 23, 2015.
Anne-Marie Slaughter Says You Should Work Less—But Some Don’t Have That Luxury, The New Republic, September 23, 2015.
Can Kshama Sawant Build an Actual Socialist City in America?, The Nation, June 17, 2015.
What’s the Real Reason Behind Walmart’s Store Shutdowns?, Dame Magazine, April 28, 2015.
Can Uber’s New Plan Really Drive Gender Equality?, Dame Magazine, March 17, 2015.
Why the poor can’t catch a break on Thanksgiving, The Week, November 27, 2014.
Bank of America’s horrid customer service scandal, Salon, October 9, 2014.
It’s time to raise the minimum wage. If Congress would rather suck up to the Koch brothers, we’ll raise it anyway, The Guardian, September 2, 2014.
America’s Social Safety Net is Failing Workers in the “Gig Economy, The Week, August 12, 2014.
Silicon Valley’s gig economy is not the future of work – it’s driving down wages, The Guardian, July 23, 2014.
The Bad Boss Tax, In These Times, July 21, 2014.
Walmart’s women can’t save money or live better with wages or hours like this, The Guardian, June 4, 2014.
Walmart Moms’ Walkout Starts Friday, In These Times, May 29, 2014.
Fighting the Big Apple’s Big Inequality Problem, In These Times, April 29, 2014.
How Walmart Organizers Turned the Internet Into a Shop Floor, In These Times, January 16, 2014.
How Big Banks Shortchange their Workers, In These Times, December 5, 2013.
Black Friday Protests Embolden Walmart Workers, In These Times, November 30, 2013.
Could Teller Organizing Halt Bank Abuses?, In These Times, November 22, 2013.
Workers Say Dylan’s Candy Bar Not Such a Sweet Gig, In These Times, October 9, 2013.
Tipping is Bad, but No Tips Might Be Worse, In These Times, September 4, 2013.
In National Day of Action to Raise Minimum Wage, New Yorkers Stage Stealth Sit-In, In These Times, July 24, 2013.
The Ladydrawers: Being of Service, Truthout, July 9, 2013.
When There’s a Fee to Get Your Pay, In These Times, June 20, 2013.
Dirty Dishes: The Laundry Workers’ Center Aims to Make Another Workplace Cleaner, In These Times, June 7, 2013.
Time for a Raise: Inside the Fight for 15, BQ Brew, April 4, 2013.
The McJobs Strike Back: Will Fast Food Workers Ever Get a Living Wage?, The Atlantic, April 4, 2013.
NY Fast Food Workers Serve Up a Fight for Economic Justice, BQ Brew, February 1, 2013.
Trickle-Down Feminism, Dissent, Winter 2013.
JFK Airport Security Workers Declare Strike, Protesting Lack of Training, In These Times, December 13, 2012.
Fast-Food Workers Ride Crest of “Simmering Strike Wave” Sweeping Nation, Truthout, December 11, 2012.
McJobs Should Pay Too: It’s Time for Fast Food Workers to Get Living Wages, The Atlantic, November 29, 2012.
Walmart Rattled by Growing Unrest Ahead of Black Friday’s Strike, The Guardian, November 20, 2012.
Wal-Mart Faces a New Round of Historic Strikes… But Why Now?, Religion Dispatches, November 14, 2012.
Hyatt Surveils its Workers Via iPods, In These Times, October 24, 2012.
Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg Sues to Keep New Yorkers’ Wages Low, AlterNet, July 30, 2012.
Destroying Communities, Abusing Workers: What’s (Still) The Matter With Wal-Mart<, AlterNet, July 5, 2012.
Advertising Firm Using Homeless People to Provide Wireless Internet at South by Southwest, AlterNet, March 12, 2012.
How FreshDirect Delivers Misery Along With Your Groceries, And How Workers and the Community Are Fighting Back, AlterNet, March 4, 2012.
Grocery Store Workers Rally in Brooklyn for Overtime Pay, Fight Wage Theft, AlterNet, February 13, 2012.