Capital & Main, Striking Back: December 2023

Caltech’s Postdocs and Grad Workers Seek Union Recognition Jessica Goodheart, December 26, 2023Science graduate student assistants and researchers are at the forefront of recent unionization efforts in academia. How Amazon Workers Got a Raise Before a Union Christopher Salazar, December 22, 2023Two Christmas rushes ago, workers at this Amazon air cargo hub started to win … Read more

Capital & Main, Striking Back: November 2023

Is Affordable Housing a New Worker’s Right? Venessa Wong, November 21, 2023With housing costs out of reach, workers from Brooklyn to Minneapolis to Los Angeles are demanding solutions. Bay Area Hospice Workers Vote to Unionize Gabriel Thompson, November 3, 2023The Hospice East Bay vote shows growing unionization at end-of-life care.

Capital & Main, Striking Back: October 2023

As Hospices Privatize, Bay Area Workers Want a Union Gabriel Thompson, October 31, 2023They say “metrics for productivity” are driving care for the dying. Nov. 3 union vote marks growing labor organizing as end-of-life care becomes a for-profit industry. Why Is the Biden Administration Giving a Multibillion-Dollar Contract to a Low-Road Employer? Jesse Baum, October … Read more

Capital & Main, Striking Back: September 2023

Union-Busting With a Smile: Is Trader Joe’s the Next Starbucks? Gabriel Thompson, September 29, 2023The friendly grocer’s staff are increasingly going union — and say the company is hostile to their efforts.

Joining Capital & Main as Series Editor, Striking Back

How Workers Across a Polarized U.S. Are Challenging Economic Inequality This two-year series explores how American workers across political, geographic and racial lines are challenging an increasingly unequal economic status quo. Our reporters take readers inside some of the most innovative, high-stakes organizing campaigns in the country, from the Deep South to the industrial heartland to the urban … Read more

Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting 2017

It was a huge honor to be included on a panel on undercover reporting last week at the Center for Investigative Reporting’s annual Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting. Post-panel, I had a lot of (strong!) thoughts about race and gender when it comes to that kind of work, which I shared on Twitter — and … Read more

Focus on Hunger Awareness, Loyola University – Nov. 10, 2016

Loyola’s Chicago campus has been organizing a Hunger Awareness Week for 40 years (or so they tell me) and I’m thrilled to be talking with them this week about Hunger in America — and processing the results of the election. Hunger in America lecture Loyola University Damen MPR Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 11:00 a.m. – … Read more

National Farm Worker Law Conference, Keynote – Nov. 9, 2016

I’m honored to be spending the day after the election with lawyers and advocates waging a critical labor battles: Protecting farm workers. National Farm Worker Law Conference Indianapolis, IN Nov. 9, 2016 Farmworkers in the News: Journalists Covering the Lives and Labor Conditions of Farmworkers

Special Treat: Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium Lecture, Oct. 14, 2016

University of Mississippi Oxford, MS Oct. 14, 2016 It’s a huge honor and delight to be giving a commissioned lecture at the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium today: When Corn Went Pop Corn is elemental, the backbone grain of the American diet; that omnipresence begs questions, My assignment: to channel industrial corn products, from Jiffy to Maseca.

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