Amazon Prime Day Strikes and Boycotts: A Reading List
We're highlighting stories from our archives on the effectiveness, implications, and origins of corporate boycotts and strikes.
Why Are California Grocery Workers Threatening to Strike?
For many of the state's grocery workers, wages declined as non-unionized companies like Walmart claimed a bigger portion of the market.
Viewfinder: McDonald's Workers Strike For Higher Wages
People gather to ask the McDonald’s corporation to raise workers' wages to a $15 minimum wage as well as demand the right to a union on May 23rd, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Viewfinder: Uber and Lyft Drivers Protest for Better Working Conditions
Drivers take part in a rally demanding more job security and livable incomes, at Uber and Lyft's New York City headquarters on May 8th, 2019.
Though Wildfire Smoke Threatens Farmworkers' Health, Volunteers Are Being Blocked From Distributing Protective Masks
Amid hazardous air conditions in California, farm management is turning away volunteers attempting to hand out masks to farmworkers.
As Wildfire Smoke Fills the Air, Farmworkers Continue to Labor in the Fields
As fires clogged the air in Southern California, farmworkers continued to work, even as public-school students and others were told to stay home and indoors.
How the Fight for Sex Workers' Rights Can Put Sex Workers First
In their book, Juno Mac and Molly Smith examine sex workers' struggles in the modern world.
Dispatches: Introducing Our Short-Form News Editor
News and notes from Pacific Standard staff and contributors.
Employers Just Scored a Major Victory in the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court just ruled that employers can require employees to agree to arbitration and waive their rights to file class-action lawsuits.
Older American Workers Are Losing Their Legal Protections
Over the past few decades, the Supreme Court and various businesses have begun rolling back the rights of older workers in the U.S.
Welcome to America, the Land That Vacation Forgot
Time off for being young? For working swing shift? With extra pay? Not only were U.S. vacation policies drafted by Ebenezer Scrooge before (a working-day) Christmas, but there are lots of time-off practices the Land of the Free missed entirely.
Work-Life Balance Benefits Low-Wage Workers, Employers
A growing body of research reveals myriad benefits — for employers and employees alike — when company policies promoting work-life balance are offered to low-wage workers.