For my Curbed debut, I wrote about playing “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” in quarantine, the homeowner/renter divide, and the affordable housing crisis that doesn’t exist in video games.
On Jan. 16, I published my first big feature of the year in Tbe New Republic, looking at how the forces that keep the gig economy humming (undercutting labor, shifting costs on workers and customers) conspired with the issues already plaguing California to destroy what’s left of working- and middle-class communities.
On October 18, 2019, I was awarded second place in “Best National Feature Story” by the International Labor Communications Association for my Baffler story, “Between A Strike and a Hard Place”!
Across California, school districts are strapped for cash. On April 8, while announcing a bill that would increase taxation on large companies to create more funding for schools and child care, Oakland Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks stated that California is forty-first in the nation when it comes to per-pupil spending on education. In Sacramento’s case, adding to their financial woes is the looming threat of a state takeover if the district doesn’t make up a $35 million budget deficit by June 20.
My story for The Baffler.
My latest report for SF Weekly on the ongoing labor disputes at the University of California
Longtime workers at Anchor Brewing and the VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists face down attempts to undercut their efforts for better working conditions and wages.
My report for SF Weekly on the labor disputes taking place at the VCA Veterinarian Specialists and Anchor Brewing Co. in San Francisco.
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