labor

money-inequality

Uber Was Designed to Exploit Drivers

The company's disjointed, decentralised strategy makes it almost immune to labour action.
Ankita Rao
5.9.19
Late Capitalism

Millennial Democrats Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigieg Are Ready to Face Off With Job-Stealing Robots

“We should not be haunted by the spectre of being automated out of work."
Ankita Rao
4.1.19
Los Angeles

How 'Tacos for Teachers' Embodies Los Angeles

"People say, ‘We have to worry about immigration! If we don’t, we’ll have a taco truck on every corner.’ For me, and for most Angelenos, well, it’s the dream.”
Lizzy Saxe
1.18.19
Views My Own

Trump's Shutdown Is a Savage Assault on the Working Class

People who aren't rich and don't spend their lives trying to get rich are the ones getting screwed.
Matt Taylor
1.16.19
Noisey News

Musicians Are Poorer and More Abused Than Regular People, Survey Says

A new report sheds stark light on income, discrimination, harassment, mental health, and other challenges facing musicians in the US.
Andrea Domanick
6.28.18
Essays

This Bullshit World Was Predicted by Pulp's 'This Is Hardcore'

The Britpop icons' sixth album is dark, filthy, and essential for understanding modern life.
Andrea Domanick
4.3.18
Features

The Dollars and Desperation Silencing #MeToo in Music

Sexual misconduct is built into the foundation of the music industry. Our data and the stories of over two dozen women show how culture and labour conditions create a perfect storm for abuse.
Andrea Domanick
3.22.18
longreads

The Untold Story of Harlem's 'Whiskey Rebellion,' the Civil Rights Campaign for Black Liquor Salesmen

The fight against 'Jim Crow jobs' took blood, sweat, tears, and boycotts.
Cynthia R. Greenlee
2.22.18
Technology

I Used a 'Human Uber' Surrogate to Do My Job for Me

And it was terrible.
Brian McManus
2.16.18
robots

Robots Are Coming for Your Job Sooner Than You Think

Will you be prepared?
Caroline Thompson
9.28.17
labor

The Next Hot Millennial Trend: Never-Ending Labor in Dystopian Warehouses

The death of retail, workers' rights and pension plans have sent migrant seniors into the arms of Amazon. What does this mean for a generation saddled with debt?
Allie Conti
9.28.17
Restaurants

Why This 3-Star Restaurant Has a 3-Day Workweek

In stark contrast to the industry's 15-hour shifts and 85-hour weeks, Maaemo gives its chefs four days off in a row.
Lisa Abend
6.16.17
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