Amir Khafagy is an award-winning freelance journalist based in New York City. His reporting has been featured in The New Republic, Vice, Bloomberg, The Guardian, The Appeal, Documented, and In These Times. He Is currently working on a book about the union drive at Amazon's Staten Island warehouses, which is being published by OR Books.
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Construction Industry “Flaggers” Report Pervasive Wage Theft
Black and Latino nonunion flaggers on public construction projects say they’re paid just a third of wages they’re legally entitled to.
May 11, 2022
Workers Accuse Ultra-Fast Delivery Startup of Wage Theft
Before the Russian-funded delivery startup collapsed, Buyk sold itself as a way for workers to escape the gig economy. Former workers say it failed to deliver.
May 5, 2022
After Initial Setback, Amazon Workers on Staten Island Refile for Union Election
This time, workers are trying to unionize just one warehouse, where they say they’ve gotten a majority of workers to sign union authorization cards.
December 22, 2021
A Homeless Amazon Worker Tried to Organize a Union. Then Amazon Fired Him.
Daequan Smith loved working at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island. After he started organizing with the Amazon Labor Union, he found himself out of a job.
November 23, 2021
Wage Theft Got Worse During Covid. A Stalled Bill Could Give Workers Leverage To Fight Back
Cuomo pledged to deal with rampant wage theft this year, then failed to deliver. Now, a bill to recover stolen wages is unlikely to pass the legislature.
June 10, 2021