Published Work


Washington State Forges A Path to Recovery and Prosperity 21, 2020

Let the Workshare Cat Out of the Bag 14, 2020

The Economic Madness of State Austerity 7, 2020

To Reboot America, Reboot the Power of Hard-Working Americans 6, 2020

It’s Time to Show Essential Workers the Money 30, 2020

The Real Outrage is Not that Ruth’s Chris Got Federal Money 23, 2020

Some Thoughts on the Emerging Economic Crisis 16, 2020

The Decline of Worker Power
Pitchfork Economics-July 9, 2019 (with Larry Mishel)

Amazon’s bold wage move: The internet giant does right by its workers
New York Daily News–Oct. 2, 2018

A fund for NYC drivers models how benefits could work in the gig economy
Quartz–Sept. 27, 2018 (with Natalie Foster)

‘Learn, Lead, and Leave’ — Why our Local Union Opted for Officer Term Limits 6, 2018

Spend County Revenues on Housing, Not a $180 Million Stadium Subsidy
The C is for Crank–Sept. 5, 2018

A Roadmap to Rebuilding Worker Power
The Century Foundation–Aug. 9, 2018

A conservative and a liberal agree: Unions must change after Supreme Court blow on Janus
USA Today–July 3, 2018 (with Eli Lehrer)

Building a Portable Benefits System for Today’s World
Jan. 23, 2018 (with Dara Khosrowshahi and Nick Hanauer)

Basic Income in a Just Society
Boston Review–May 15, 2017 (with Corrie Watterson)

Portable Benefits for an Insecure Workforce
The American Prospect–Feb. 23, 2017 (with Nick Hanauer)

Why would a Labor Leader Support a Universal Basic Income?
Medium–Dec. 12, 2016

Trump, Sunk Cost Fallacies, and the Next Labor Movement
On Labor–Nov. 16, 2016

Stronger Together or Will Workers Be Trumped?
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung–Oct. 13, 2016

The Labor Movement As We Know It Is Dying. Here’s How It Can Survive
PBS Newshour–Sept. 5, 2016

Portable Benefits in the 21st Century
The Aspen Institute-June 16, 2016 (with Shelby Clark and Corrie Watterson Bryant)

Don’t Believe Falsehoods About $15 Wage
The Orange County Register–May 28, 2016

Life on the Homecare Front
Generations, Journal of the American Society on Aging–Spring 2016

Book Excerpt: How the Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage Became a Reality
Signature–May 12, 2016

Toward a 21st-Century Labor Movement
The American Prospect–April 18, 2016

A $15 Minimum Wage Is What We Need – and Here’s Why the Attacks on It Are Bogus
AlterNet–March 1, 2016

Does Labor Deserve Its Own Downfall?
The Nation–Feb. 4, 2016

Shared Security, Shared Growth
Democracy Journal–Summer 2015 (with Nick Hanauer)

The $15 Minimum Wage: How Seattle workers seized the moment and made history
The Social Policy Journal–February 2015

Thinking Bigger in Local Minimum Wage Campaigns: The Fight for $15 in Seattle
The Aspen Journal of Ideas–July/August 2014

What if We Treated Labor Like a Startup?
The Nation–June 18, 2014

Guest: Seattle’s on the vanguard of movement to raise minimum wage
The Seattle Times–August 2013 (with Nick Hanauer)

Labor: Building a New Future
Democracy Journal–Summer 2013

Alternative Futures for Labor
The American Prospect–December 12, 2012

Don’t delay implementation of I-1029’s home-care worker training requirements
The Seattle Times–May 20, 2011

More cuts to home-care workforce will be costly in the long run
The Seattle Times–Feb. 12, 2012

Editorial: Aging population needs Washington state’s attention
The Spokesman-Review–Dec. 10, 2014

Washington Legislature should ensure home-care workers have health care
Seattle Times–April 6, 2010

Wake-up call
The News Tribune–July 30, 2007

Home care workers deserve respect
Seattle Post-Intelligencer–March 12, 2003

Union gives care workers a voice
Seattle Post-Intelligencer–August 26, 2002

Tight-fisted Legislature squeezes the needy
The Seattle Times–April 9, 2002

Public wants home care strengthened
Seattle Post-Intelligencer–December 13, 2001

Dear Governor: About that Healthcare Crisis