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

On Reports of Harassment from Edouardo Jordan

Twitter ThreadJune 14, 2021 Phenomenal reporting from @asiakmfields and @JackieVarriano on Edouardo Jordan in Seattle: “Edouardo Jordan, acclaimed Seattle chef, accused by 15 women of sexual misconduct or unwanted touching.” Full disclosure: In 2019, I reported a Food & Wine story about “great restaurants to work for.” We included @JuneBabySeattle. This was not an investigative … Read more

RSF Announces 2020-2021 Visiting Journalists

June 15, 2020 The Russell Sage Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of four visiting journalists for the 2020-2021 academic year: Clara Hemphill, Tracie McMillan, Melissa Segura, and Mosi Secret. Their journalistic work on a range of urgent issues in American life, including school segregation, as well as racism in social safety net policies and in the criminal … Read more

MacDowell Awards Winter-Spring Fellowships to 87 Artists

January 14, 2020 Seven international artists join Americans from across the country The MacDowell Colony has awarded Fellowships to 87 artists from 21 states and seven countries. The incoming Fellows reflect seven artistic disciplines and will arrive from locales as far apart as Poland, Mexico, Belgium, and Israel, as well as Tennessee, Washington, and Minnesota. … Read more

National Geographic International Cover Story

Some fun personal news: My “Future of Food” piece for National Geographic Magazine landed on the cover of ten international editions, with the unsettling-but-gorgeous photography of Grant Cornett. Also available, not on the cover, in the November U.S. edition

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