workers rights

labor

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.3.19
labor

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.2.19
Broadly

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.
Sirin Kale
11.1.18
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
Drug tests

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

It's a good thing to know your rights.
Luke O'Neil
7.23.18
Starbucks

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.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.27.18
The Rundown

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.
Impact Staff
11.7.17
supreme court

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to slash workers' rights

Taylor Dolven
10.2.17
fruit

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.
Alicia Kennedy
9.22.17
Frontier

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.
Katelyn Harrop
9.21.17
politics

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.
Sirin Kale
9.13.17
FRANCE

French workers are already over Macron

Tim Hume
9.12.17
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