Michael Sainato, VICE

Michael Sainato

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Gainesville, FL, United States

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Recent:
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Past:
  • VICE
  • American Prospect
  • The New York Times
  • Gizmodo
  • Truthout
  • In These Times
  • Splinter
  • The Nation
  • HuffPost
  • The Intercept
  • and more…

Past articles by Michael:

'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

Farmworker Campaign Heads to Wendy’s Headquarters. Will the Fast-Food Giant Finally Listen?

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers will rally at Wendy’s annual shareholder meeting in Ohio to demand the company join its fair labor initiative. → Read More

When Working in Disney World Means Being Stuck Living in a Cheap Motel

As unionized workers in Florida haggle with Disney in hopes of a wage increase, some of them are living precarious economic existences. → Read More

The Long Journey to Remember One of History's Worst Lynching Massacres

Mary Turner and her unborn baby were killed by a racist mob in 1918 in an atrocity that was nearly forgotten. → Read More

Minnesota Beer Distributor Workers Continue Strike Over Safety Concerns

Drivers must deliver 170-pound kegs by themselves. → Read More