Jordan Flowers, an Amazon warehouse worker, is a thorn in the side of his employer. He regularly speaks at labor rallies and leads protests against the online retail giant over how it treats workers. But being an activist doesn’t pay. And his income—he’s currently out on disability—doesn’t always cover rent for his apartment in New

two workers holding protest signs in front of Target

When Frances Haugen revealed she was the Facebook whistleblower who supplied internal documents to Congress and the Wall Street Journal, she joined a growing list of current and former Silicon Valley employees who’ve come forward to call out military contracts, racism, sexism, contributions to climate crisis, pay disparities and more in the industry.

“May day, ho, ho, billionaires have got to go.” Protesters with slogans and placards, security hovering in the back: the gathering outside an Amazon warehouse in Richmond, California, on May 1st had all the trappings of a proper picket line. One thing was different, though—instead of massing together, participants kept a safe distance. The organisers

BACK TO BLOG Crowdsourced wage transparency spreadsheets are going ‘viral’. Are you ready to get involved? Oct 10, 2019 | COWORKER.ORG Across industries, and across the country, workers are embracing the power of salary transparency using crowdsourced spreadsheets to share information about their compensation. Inspired by a spreadsheet created by adjunct professors at US universities, Art + Museum Transparency launched

BACK TO BLOG So you want to stage a workplace walkout. Here are a few things to consider: SEP 19, 2019 | COWORKER.ORG From Wayfair to Google, employees have recently organized workplace walkouts to call for changes at their companies — building on the long tradition of strikes and work stoppages. Image Credit: Global Climate

#ShutdownStories and the Federal Employee Takeover of Social Media FEBRUARY 14, 2019 | COWORKER.ORG During the longest-ever federal government shutdown that began in December 2018, an unprecedented number of federal employees used social media to share their stories with the public, and pressure elected leaders to take action. These stories — often heartwrenching portraits of

BACK TO BLOG The Beginning of a 21st Century Labor Movement AUG 30, 2018 | COWORKER.ORG In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of transitions, of beginnings and endings. With the Supreme Court decision on Janus v. AFSCME this past year, the U.S. labor movement as it has existed for a century will never

BACK TO BLOG Starbucks Announces Changes after Baristas Speak Out JAN 25, 2018 | COWORKER.ORG On January 24, 2018, Starbucks announced a range of new offerings for baristas including: wage increases, additional stock options and more hiring, as well as paid sick leave and expanded parental leave for its partners. The improvements at Starbucks come after tens

BACK TO BLOG A Starbucks Barista’s Message to the Company about Tuition Assistance JAN 15, 2018 | COWORKER.ORG The following is a post by Joseph Michel, a Starbucks partner, father and aspiring cybersecurity technician from Lehigh Acres, Florida. Joseph started this campaign on Coworker.org asking Starbucks to expand its tuition assistance options for baristas. Recently, Congress passed

BACK TO BLOG Seven Workplace Wins to Celebrate in ‘Seventeen DEC 21, 2017 | COWORKER.ORG 2017 may have been tumultuous, but that didn’t stop people from speaking out about issues in their workplaces — and winning improvements. Here are some success stories from Coworker.org users this year: Adoptive parent baristas won paid parental leave at