If You Drive For a Living, Look for Another Career

Hamilton Nolan · 08/18/16 08:25AM

There is nothing wrong with planning for the future. If you are a cab driver, or a truck driver, or an Uber driver, now is the time to plan for what you will do when your job disappears. And for what we should do for you.

Hamilton Nolan · 07/19/16 12:30PM

An “overwhelming majority” of 130 editorial staffers at Law360 have voted to unionize with the New York NewsGuild. They join a slew of other media outlets that have unionized in the past year.

Donald Trump Versus the American Worker

Hamilton Nolan · 07/13/16 02:00PM

“Donald Trump says Carl Icahn should be in charge of the entire American economy!” shouted the man into the bullhorn as we stood in front of Trump Tower. “Everything you hate about the American economy, Carl Icahn does.” America’s working class Trump supporters still have ample time to reconsider.

Workers Before Investors

Hamilton Nolan · 07/01/16 11:05AM

Management experts speak of every company as having “stakeholders”—all of the different people affected by what a company does. If you can rearrange the hierarchy of stakeholders, you can change the world.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/16/16 11:25AM

On the same day Macy’s narrowly averted a strike by its employees, union representatives say there is “overwhelming support” for a July 1 strike by more than 6,000 Atlantic City casino workers, whose average pay is less than $25,000 per year. Fortunately, strikes tend to work.

Uline, Where the Boss Wishes Employees Watched More Fox News

Hamilton Nolan · 06/15/16 12:15PM

People who work for privately owned companies—even very big ones—are often subject to their bosses’ political whims. For employees of a major Midwestern industrial company, that means regularly being preached to by owners known as the Illinois version of the Koch brothers.

"Academic Apartheid" in Higher Education

Hamilton Nolan · 06/08/16 03:30PM

Before you go into great debt to send your kid to college, you should hear from the low-paid, ill-treated workers who will actually be educating them: adjunct professors. They are sharing their stories with us. Their view is much different from the one you’ll find in the college brochure.

Strikes Still Work

Hamilton Nolan · 05/31/16 09:08AM

For the vast majority of working Americans, wages have been almost flat for the past 35 years. How can regular working people get more money? Organize. And strike.

Union Leaders: Stop Fucking Up

Hamilton Nolan · 05/17/16 09:50AM

In this bizarre presidential election season, will the Democrats allow petty infighting and lack of vision to successfully put Donald Trump in the White House? Some labor union leaders are doing their best to fuck things up already.