labor

labor

Most Baristas Still Don't Make a Living Wage

Cole McBride is literally the best barista in America. He makes $14/hour. We spoke to him about the industry's one major blind spot.
Gowri Chandra
4.30.18
longreads

The Untold Story of Harlem's 'Whiskey Rebellion,' the Civil Rights Campaign for Black Liquor Salesmen

The fight against 'Jim Crow jobs' took blood, sweat, tears, and boycotts.
Cynthia R. Greenlee
2.22.18
sexual harassment

Federal Lawsuits Suggest Applebee's, IHOP Are Hotbeds of Sexual Harassment

Since 2010, there have been eight lawsuits in total against the two brands—higher than for any other restaurant chains.
Mayukh Sen
2.8.18
Fast Food

In-N-Out Burger Named One of the Best Places to Work in the US

It nabbed fourth place on an annual survey released by Glassdoor.
Mayukh Sen
12.7.17
economics

Which Restaurants Will Suffer the Most Under a Higher Minimum Wage?

"We don’t want our paper to serve as a mouthpiece for or against raising the minimum wage."
Alex Swerdloff
7.29.17
minimum wage

Carl's Jr. Fined $1.45 Million Over Alleged Minimum-Wage Violations

The fast-food giant isn't taking the news lying down.
Alex Swerdloff
6.28.17
politics

Billionaire Trump Official Claims 'Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres' Will Fix US Manufacturing Crisis

Who knew all we needed to do was make factories more like 'Mad Men'?
Alex Swerdloff
6.21.17
Restaurants

Why This 3-Star Restaurant Has a 3-Day Workweek

In stark contrast to the industry's 15-hour shifts and 85-hour weeks, Maaemo gives its chefs four days off in a row.
Lisa Abend
6.15.17
WTF

A Group of New Moms Swears This Pizza Helped Them Induce Labor

A certain restaurant's buffalo wing pizza has earned the nickname “The Inducer.”
Gigen Mammoser
4.23.17
Fast Food

Subway Accused of Exploiting 'Apprentice' Sandwich Artists

“Do you have what it takes to be a sandwich artist for one of the leading fast food restaurants in the world?”
Nick Rose
3.23.17
Fast Food

Robots Are Flipping Your Burgers, But They’re Not Taking Everyone's Jobs

And our economy probably isn’t going to crash because of driverless cars and barista-less coffeeshops. Probably.
Gowri Chandra
3.16.17
prison

Eating Incarceration

You might prefer to think that the mozzarella on your plate and the wine in your glass arrive thanks to the efforts of a maître fromager and an erudite vintner, but you may actually have to thank a prisoner.
Alex Swerdloff
10.31.16