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The Fight Is Never Over

A tumultuous week in the digital media labor movement is a reminder that the struggle for basic workers' rights is eternal.

Here Are Some of Your IRS Horror Stories

"That $600 bill literally halved my ‘disposable' income for the year."

Send Us Your IRS Horror Stories

We want to hear from you (and we'll keep you anonymous).

If Trump’s Taxes Make You Mad Let Me Introduce You to American Capitalism

Our tax system invites manipulation by anyone rich enough to do it.

How to Do Labor Journalism 101

Discourse Blog's best stories about work and workers.

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The Eviction Crisis Should Be Biden’s Top Priority

It's both a dire moral emergency and good politics.

Why They’re Not Calling It a Strike

Acknowledging that most of us are workers and workers can withhold their labor is a stark challenge to the status quo. It also doesn't happen all that often.

Black Lives Matter on the Picket Line

Striking New Orleans sanitation workers fight for respect. 

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The Post Office Is For Everybody

Trump is murdering one of our best things.

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Discourses With: Two Chicago Tenants’ Rights Organizers

"With all the evictions that are coming forth, landlords will just do whatever they want to."

Caught in the Ripple

What the pandemic did to my father.

Seriously, Just Give Us the Goddamn Money

It turns out that just giving people money works really well. So, naturally, the government wants to stop.

Just Give People Money!

People need cash, but Washington is turning to its usual, absurd playbook instead.

The Tragic Farce of Another Media ‘Restructuring’

"They come in and say, ‘We love what you do, now do it this way.'"

What Will It Take for Me to Leave?

I love journalism. I can't stop thinking about quitting it.

We’re All Bosses Now

The app culture gives everyone a chance to trace, track, and tyrannize workers — even in a pandemic.

They Can’t Even Fire Us Right

You'd think after doing something a couple thousand times the bosses would have the process down.

How Not to Do Labor Journalism 101

There were a thousand ways to tell this story, and NPR chose the worst one.

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