Workplace

News and insights on the intersection of race and the workplace.

How a Supreme Court Case Could Threaten Workers’ Rights
A person holds a microphone and stands on a rock while addressing a group of strikers.

How a Supreme Court Case Could Threaten Workers’ Rights

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling holding labor unions broadly responsible for the economic impacts of strikes. 

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Year in Review: Uniting the Workforce
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Year in Review: Uniting the Workforce

For a just society, the working class must build solidarity with each other and reject the falsehood that the wealthy elites are aligned with our plight.

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The Cost of Blocking Paid Sick Leave
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The Cost of Blocking Paid Sick Leave

The pandemic and halted railroad strike underscore the need for universal paid sick leave, especially for low-wage workers.

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The Fight for Farmworkers’ Rights in California
A line of protesters march toward the capital of California. People are holding different flags, including the American, California, and United Farm Workers flags. Another person in the front is holding a pole with feathers that reads American Indian Movement.

The Fight for Farmworkers’ Rights in California

California farmworkers are fighting for the opportunity to safely and secretly vote to join a union against pushback from the governor.

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Right to Be: How to Use Bystander Intervention to Combat Harassment
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Right to Be: How to Use Bystander Intervention to Combat Harassment

Bystander intervention is a tool to empower people to intervene when witnessing harassment against marginalized people.

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The Futility of Labor Day in the Movement
A black and white aerial illustration of the first Labor Day Parade in Union Square, New York. People with instruments and signs are marching.

The Futility of Labor Day in the Movement

Although Labor Day originates from the labor movement, its passage did little to help the exploited workers it aimed to honor, even to this day.

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Why Checking In On Your Coworker Often Falls Flat
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Why Checking In On Your Coworker Often Falls Flat

Is it appropriate to check in with a friend or colleague to show support in the aftermath of a major attack against a marginalized community?

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In Defense of Expelling Police from the Labor Movement
Two New York officers stand on the steps in front of a building.

In Defense of Expelling Police from the Labor Movement

The history of labor organizing has emphasized solidarity amongst exploited workers and collisions with police at the behest of employers.

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The Country’s Worker Shortage is Actually a Wage Issue
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The Country’s Worker Shortage is Actually a Wage Issue

The worker shortage argument is misleading and ignores the fact the country continues to fail civilians by not raising the minimum wage and implementing lifesaving social safety net programs.

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The Unofficial Labor Holiday in the U.S.
An illustration of the Haymarket Riot showing police shooting at protesters.

The Unofficial Labor Holiday in the U.S.

May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, acts as a reminder of the strifes made by workers who challenged the exploitative labor practices of businesses.

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