workers rights


Google Jigsaw’s CEO ‘Frustrated and Disappointed’ With His Own Team’s Toxic Culture

Here’s the email Jigsaw’s CEO Jared Cohen sent his team after a Motherboard investigation into the team’s mismanagement.


Google’s Jigsaw Was Supposed to Save the Internet. Behind the Scenes, It Became a Toxic Mess

Google’s internet freedom moonshot has gotten glowing attention for its ambitious projects. But current and former employees, leaked documents, and internal messages reveal a grim reality.


Saudi Arabia Just Executed A Maid For Murdering Her Employer 'In Self-Defense'

Human rights groups say that Indonesian domestic worker Tuti Tursilawati was trying to protect herself from sexual assault.


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.


What Happens if You Refuse to Take a Drug Test for Work?

It's a good thing to know your rights.


Starbucks Expands Benefits to Cover More Procedures for Transgender Employees

Starbucks' health insurance plans have covered 'bottom' surgeries since 2012, but coverage will now include a variety of 'top' procedures.


Billionaire CEO Shuts Down Gothamist and DNAinfo, Union Mobilizes in Response

Your guide to workers rights, what’s working, what’s not and what you can do about it.


Plantains Are Cheap for Everyone But the People Who Pick Them

Despite their deliciousness and popularity throughout Latin cuisine, it's near-impossible to find organic or fair-trade plantains in stores, and the reasons why are sketchy at best.


How to Make a Strong Global Economy While Protecting Workers' Rights

The Sustainable Development Goals have specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Today, we take a look at Goal #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.


Bikini Baristas Are Suing for Their Right to Sell Coffee in a Thong

Authorities in Everett, Washington state are trying to stop women from serving lattes in their panties—but people are fighting back in court.