Show Up on Thanksgiving or Get Fired

Show Up on Thanksgiving or Get Fired

Most Americans — from the Obama family in the White House to my little family in Texas — will get a much-deserved break from work on Thanksgiving Day. But millions of others won’t. Understandably, firefighters, police, and hospital workers will stay on the job....
Shortcut to Nowhere

Shortcut to Nowhere

It seemed that Joseph Holman, a 51-year-old redhead from Brooklyn, had climbed into the middle class the old-fashioned way: by the sweat of his brow. Two decades ago, Holman moved to California and settled down in Hayward, a working class city about 10 miles south of...
Fired for Organizing a Union

Fired for Organizing a Union

Last month Target fired Tashawna Green — but not for being bad at her job. They fired her, she says, for trying to make her job better. Green, a 21-year-old single mom, was the most public supporter of a campaign to unionize the workers at her Long Island, New York...