Articles by Cole Stangler

Cole covers labor and the workplace. His reporting has also appeared in In These TimesThe NationThe New Republic and VICE.

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Minimum Wage Fight Pits States Against Cities

Alabama is the latest state to consider a so-called pre-emption law blocking cities — such as Birmingham, which recently adopted a $10.10 minimum wage — from enacting higher pay floors.
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'One Tragedy, Two Victims'

Protesters say a former New York City officer convicted in the death of Akai Gurley has been made a scapegoat.
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Big Oil And The Urge To Merge

Analysts expect depressed oil prices to unleash a wave of mergers and acquisitions throughout the energy industry — but that hasn't happened yet.
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Faith And Work Don’t Always Mix

In recent weeks, Muslim workers in Wisconsin and Colorado have lost their jobs in disputes over prayer breaks, making advocates for Muslim rights nervous.
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When An App Cuts Your Wages

Uber’s move last month to reduce fares was designed to aid an aggressive expansion plan. But instead it has triggered a driver backlash.

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