Michael Sainato, American Prospect

Michael Sainato

American Prospect

Gainesville, FL, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

Nurses Striking Over Cuts, Staff Shortages

Across the country, nurses are fighting for better conditions and higher wages, especially in the midst of the pandemic. → Read More

Professors Speak Out About College Reopenings Amid Coronavirus

As campuses reopen and then close, faculty express concern about lack of safety protections and blame-shifting to students. → Read More

Workers Face Retaliation For Organizing Unions During COVID-19

As workers organize unions to improve working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have engaged in retaliation, including laying offs. → Read More

Millions of U.S. Workers Still Unemployed as Enhanced Benefits Set to Expire

The CARES Act added $600 to weekly unemployment checks, but that goes away July 26, and Congress hasn’t moved to extend it. → Read More

'I Have to Move Into a Homeless Shelter': Coronavirus Evictions Have Begun

As Congress moves to pass a stimulus bill, it may come too late for people already on the verge of losing their homes. → Read More

Coronavirus Is Ripping Away Health Insurance for Hourly Workers

"I’m worried if my son gets sick," said one hotel housekeeper who has seen drastic cuts to her hours. → Read More

Michael Bloomberg’s Troubling Record on Unions and Workers

Expired contracts, no paid sick leave policy, and an un-unionized presidential campaign staff → Read More

Fighting the Fossil Fuel Economy in Appalachia

With the coal industry dying, public officials are promoting fracking and petrochemicals. Activists are working to demonstrate that the region’s real economic future is green. → Read More

Inside the Surging Rage at Trump in Midwest Factory Towns

Conservative areas like Miami County, Indiana, are sick of seeing profitable companies ship jobs offshore despite the president's promises. → Read More

Bottled Water Is Sucking Florida Dry

The state’s aquifers are shrinking, yet corporations want to appropriate even more of them. → Read More

The Ruthless Reality of Amazon's One-Day Shipping

Amazon has rapidly expanded its internal shipping services as the company shifts toward one-day delivery shipping from its default two-day shipping service. The company is pledging to spend $800 million this quarter to achieve one-day delivery as the default shipping option for all prime members. But this planned growth has incited concerns from workers, contract delivery carriers, and logistics… → Read More

Anti-Union University Administrations Fight Graduate Student Worker Organizing

Conditions in higher education have increasingly shifted toward using graduate students as a "cheaper labor source." → Read More

When a Company Tries to Decertify Its Union

In These Times features award-winning investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, insightful analysis of national and international affairs, and sharp cultural criticism about events and ideas that matter. → Read More

When Your Boss Locks You Out for Nearly 6 Months and Cuts Off Your Healthcare

In These Times features award-winning investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, insightful analysis of national and international affairs, and sharp cultural criticism about events and ideas that matter. → Read More

Too Sick, Too Pregnant, Too Well Paid: Walmart Workers on Why the Company Fires Them

Sixty-one-year-old Jose Ramos says he often experienced racism and discrimination from his department manager toward the end of his 17 years working as a forklift operator at a Grand Prairie, TX, Walmart. → Read More

‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand an End to Misclassification

A new California bill aims to end indentured servitude in the port-trucking industry. → Read More

Low Literacy Rates, Lack of Education Funding Fuel Cycle of Incarceration

Some states' attempts to make education less accessible to prisoners flies in the face of common sense. → Read More

Oklahoma Could Execute Potentially Innocent Prisoners With Nitrogen Gas

Oklahoma has ended its moratorium on the death penalty but the flaws and racial bias in its judicial system remain. → Read More

After Fighting The Dakota Access Pipeline, Standing Rock Activists Want To Green The Rez

“People tend to think that #NoDAPL really shed a light on Standing Rock, but there are so many more issues.” → Read More

Meet the Activists Arrested for Opposing the Mountain Valley Pipeline

The pipeline company has used the full power of the state against them, including Virginia's anti-terrorism unit. → Read More