workers rights


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
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
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

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
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

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

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

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
workers rights

Working at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Can Be an Exploitive Nightmare

Edinburgh's festival workers are fighting for their rights.
Eve Livingston
The Rundown

BLM Activist-Turned-Politician Wants to Make Election Day into a Holiday

Your daily guide to what's working, what's not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Hundreds of Walmart Employees Say They've Been Punished for Taking Sick Days

"I hate the fact we got to worry about getting fired because we caught the flu."
River Donaghey

Decriminalizing Sex Work is at the Frontier of Workers' Rights

Sex workers don’t want your judgment or your sympathy, but most want to be legal.
Aaron Barksdale