Conor Kelley

Conor Kelley

Conor Kelley covers labor for The Stranger. In his weekly column, This Week in Worker Conquests, he reports on the US class war labor movement. His work, ranging from short stories to essays to baseball articles, can be found at byconorkelley.com. He is currently being priced out of Capitol Hill.

Recent Articles

The Starbucks Union-Busting Playbook

Workers Say Starbucks Uses Long-Ignored Problems as an Excuse to Close Stores

This Week in Worker Conquests

Elon Musk's Meltdown, Amazon Pays Out $18 million in Wage Theft Lawsuit, and Starbucks Workers Strike

This Week in Worker Conquests

Meta Lays Off 11,000 Workers, Unions Go Blue, and Inflation Cools Off (FINALLY!)

Labor Nov 4 3:07 PM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Weyerhaeuser Workers Win New Contract, WSU Student Workers Unionize, and Elon Musk Lays Off Half of Twitter

Labor Oct 21 3:15 PM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Starbucks Executives Lose Faith, KUOW to Picket Monday, Two Rivers Terminal Fined $200,000

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Labor Oct 14 9:59 AM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Starbucks Execs Target Pro-Union Workers, Uber Eats Pays Up $3.3 Million, and Biden Looks to End Gig Economy

Labor Oct 7 10:00 AM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Minimum Wage Raises, Supreme Court to Hear Seattle Concrete Case, and CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Breaks Record

Labor Sep 23 12:30 PM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Teamsters Rally in SLU, Big Win for Health Care Workers, and THESE BANKS ARE GONNA BUST!!!

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Labor Sep 16 2:10 PM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Teachers Come to Terms, Weyerhaeuser Strikes All Over, and Joe’s Been Working on the Railroad

Labor Sep 9 2:19 PM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Teachers Stay Strong, Seattle Returns $379,000 to Workers, and Starbucks Rally on Tuesday!

Labor Sep 2 3:01 PM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Teachers Organize Across WA, Seattle Children's Nurses Win Big Raises, and Homegrown Beef Grows

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Labor Aug 12 9:15 AM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Homegrown Strike Authorized, Seattle Children’s Nurses Picket, and Seattle's Labor Office Returns $370,000 to Workers

Labor Aug 5 12:28 PM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Petco Workers Organize, Primary Voters Go Pro-Worker, and City Council Ends Hazard Pay During Two (Two!) Health Emergencies

Labor Jul 29 1:17 PM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Starbucks Makes Unreasonable Demands, Teamsters Protest Deadly UPS Working Conditions, and Local Alleged Wage Thieves Pay Back Over $121,000

Labor Jul 8 12:04 PM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Starbucks Continues to Lose Its War on Workers, REI Workers in CA Organize, and Americans Keep Faith in Labor

Labor Jul 1 2:31 PM

This Week in Worker Conquests

Amazon at It Again, Starbucks Workers Stay Winning, Real Change Is Unionizing

News Jun 3 3:21 PM

A Majority of U.S. Workers Now Support Unions

PayUp Passes, Washington Protects Outdoor Workers, and More Labor News