• December 16, 2014
    See what we've been reading this year.
  • May 13, 2014
    Salon reporter Josh Eidelson previews Thursday's actions across the country and around the world.
  • April 15, 2014
    What’s wrong with the way restaurant workers are treated and compensated? Hundreds of people with experience in the food industry wrote to Bill with their thoughts.
  • April 8, 2014
    Watch clips from Bill's interview with the activist fighting the National Restaurant Association to get wages beyond their current level of $2.13 per hour.
  • April 4, 2014
    The vast majority of restaurants across the country pressure their employees to work while sick or injured, writes activist Saru Jayaraman in this book excerpt.
  • April 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company
    Activist Saru Jayaraman — who is being honored at the White House today — recently talked to Bill about the fight for better wages and working conditions for America's 10 million restaurant workers.
  • April 3, 2014
    Tell us what you think: What’s wrong with the way restaurant workers are treated and compensated?
  • August 16, 2013 | Group Think
    In this Group Think, five activists share organizing tactics they use to produce results, not just rhetoric.
  • May 8, 2013 | Group Think

    Activism in America and around the globe draws on the strategies and tactics of many cultures and philosophies. But to the extent that a certain model has dominated in the American left, it’s the progeny of Saul Alinsky and the trade unionist movement — an organizing practice best described as forming groups of workers to collectively protest and challenge the otherwise-unchecked power of bosses. Historically, the workers who organized were mostly working class, white and in big ...

  • February 23, 2013
    Help waiters and kitchen staff in restaurants get the paychecks, health care and sick days they deserve, but often don't receive.