labor rights

Books

Jenny Odell's Anti-Capitalist Argument for Doing Nothing

Jenny Odell's new book "How to Do Nothing" is an anti-capitalist manifesto for collectively shifting our attention to create a better world.
Marie Solis
4.8.19
labor

Florida Fast Food Workers Plan Strike in Response to Violent McDonald's Incident

"We won’t back down until McDonald’s takes responsibility for protecting all workers on the job," said an employee planning to strike.
Danielle Wayda
1.7.19
sexual harassment

McDonald's Workers Strike Across the Country to Protest Sexual Harassment

McDonald's workers in 10 cities walked out of work on Tuesday, calling on the fast-food franchise to take workplace harassment more seriously.
Marie Solis
9.18.18
Labor Day

10 Ways to Honor the Real Spirit of Labor Day

Remember those who brought you 40 hour work weeks, lunch breaks, paid time off, sick days, child labor laws and more.
Leila Ettachfini
8.31.18
labor rights

This Company Built AI to Detect Modern Slavery

Can machine learning stop forced labor?
Ankita Rao
6.19.17
Culture

How Much It Sucks to Be a Sri Lankan Worker Making Beyoncé's New Clothing Line

According to a newspaper investigation, the sweatshop workers making the Ivy Park collection for Topshop are only making 64 cents an hour. We ask an expert on the Sri Lankan clothes industry just how bad the situation really is.
Sirin Kale
5.17.16
soccer

The MLS Labor Battle Is Not Going to Be Pretty

As the MLS and its players union head to the negotiating table, signs abound that both sides are in for a long, heated process.
Jorge Arangure Jr.
9.17.14
News

The War on Sex Workers Escalates with FBI Shutdown of MyRedBook

Logging into Facebook on June 26, I was immediately confronted by dozens of screenshots of a notice with FBI and IRS seals indicating that MyRedBook, a free advertising network for escorts, had been seized.
Tara Burns
7.17.14
News

The Human Cost of Your Mother's Day Flowers

This Mother's Day weekend, Americans will purchase more than $2 billion worth of flowers. Almost 80 percent of those come from Colombia, a country where women toil under dangerous conditions in vast farms and factories to cut roses for export. Maybe...
Michael Zelenko
5.8.14
VICE News

Permanently Temporary: The Truth About Temp Labor

VICE News traveled across the country, scouring warehouses, temp agencies, and temp towns in search of the people who make our world of same-day delivery possible.
Krishna Andavolu
3.14.14
VICE News

Permanently Temporary: The Truth About Temp Labor

VICE News traveled across the country, scouring warehouses, temp agencies, and temp towns in search of the people who make our world of same-day delivery possible.
Krishna Andavolu
3.13.14
VICE News

Permanently Temporary: The Truth About Temp Labor

VICE News traveled across the country, scouring warehouses, temp agencies, and temp towns in search of the people who make our world of same-day delivery possible.
VICE Staff
3.10.14
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