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Caitlin Harrington

Staff Writer

Caitlin Harrington is a staff writer at WIRED. Before coming to WIRED as a research fellow, Harrington worked as an editorial fellow at San Francisco magazine and as a certified medical dosimetrist in the radiation oncology field. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Boston University and lives in San Francisco.

US Lawmakers Push Tech Firms on Abortion Benefits for Gig Workers

Elizabeth Warren and Cori Bush led over two dozen congressional Democrats in urging Amazon, Lyft, Uber, and others to reclassify contractors as employees.

A US Rail Strike Was Averted—but the Crisis Is Far From Over

A preliminary agreement prevented a total shutdown, but many supply chains still face delays and disruption caused by staff shortages.

Google and Amazon Seek Defense Contracts, Despite Worker Protests

The tech giants' corporate offices across the US  drew demonstrations over an Israeli government cloud contract that opponents say could have military uses.

Behind Google Worker Protests of an Israeli Government Cloud Deal

Ariel Koren and fellow Googlers feared the company’s technology could be used against Palestinians. She says pressure from managers forced her to resign.

A US Freight Rail Crisis Threatens More Supply-Chain Chaos

Federal regulators and the White House have been scrambling to prevent poor service and a possible strike from jamming up a vital but often overlooked network.

Beware the Contract Clause Loading US Workers With Debt

Nurses, retail workers, and other employees can owe thousands of dollars just for quitting their job—or getting laid off.

The Fallout From Apple’s Bizarre, Dogged Union-Busting Campaign

Workers are calling on management to stop inflicting “traumatic” pressure on other workers trying to unionize.

Tech Companies Will Cover Abortion Travel—but Not for All Workers

Google, Amazon, and others will help permanent staff seek out-of-state care. But their many contractors remain shut out.

Before Starbucks Baristas Had Unions, They Had Coworker Petitions

A platform called Coworker has helped effect change for nearly a decade. As the coffee chain’s workers organize, its role has evolved in kind.

An Apple Store Votes to Unionize for the First Time

Employees at the company’s retail location in Towson, Maryland, have successfully organized.

An Amazon Warehouse Worker Takes the Fight to Shareholders

In a first, warehouse “picker” Daniel Olayiwola will present a resolution at the company’s annual shareholder meeting.

Apple’s Corporate Workers Help the Mounting Union Effort

A solidarity movement called Apple Together has provided tools and support as the company’s retail employees organize.

Amazon Labor Union Loses Ground in Staten Island Push

After a surprising win last month, workers have voted against unionizing a second warehouse in the NYC borough.

A TikTok Army Is Coming for Union Busters

Online activists Gen-Z for Change targeted Starbucks and Kroger for anti-union firings. Now they plan to take aim at Amazon.

When Gig Workers Are Murdered, Their Families Foot the Bill

A new report claims that companies like Lyft and Uber offer meager assistance to the loved ones of workers slain on the job.

Amazon Staten Island Workers Unionize in Historic Win

Thousands of workers beat the odds and voted to become the first unionized Amazon warehouse in the US.

Amazon Union Election Stalls As Ballots Are Challenged

The union trails in Bessemer as both sides fight over hundreds of contested ballots.

Google Fiber Workers Vote to Unionize

Workers at two stores gain collective bargaining rights in a breakthrough for the Alphabet Workers Union.

Labor Unions Face Historic Votes at Amazon

In long-awaited elections, workers in two US warehouses will decide whether they want union representation at the ecommerce company.

Workers Are Trading Staggering Amounts of Data for 'Payday Loans'

Companies are offering interest-free advances to people with poor credit in exchange for detailed personal data.