Lauren Kaori Gurley

Washington, D.C.

Staff writer covering labor

Education: University of Chicago, BA in Comparative Literature; New York University, MA in Journalism and Latin American Studies

Lauren Kaori Gurley is the labor reporter for The Washington Post. She previously covered labor and tech for Vice's Motherboard.
Latest from Lauren Kaori Gurley

Amazon delivery firm allows its drivers to unionize with the Teamsters

The Teamsters pledged two years ago to unionize Amazon delivery drivers, who are not employed directly by the company.

April 24, 2023

Ben & Jerry’s scoopers take key step to form company’s first union

The company has built a reputation on serving up zany ice cream flavors and unapologetically supporting social justice causes. The union drive serves as a test of its values, workers say.

April 17, 2023

Nomination for U.S. Labor Department secretary in jeopardy

Julie Su’s nomination, which will go before a Senate panel next week, has faced fierce opposition from the business community.

April 13, 2023

Black unemployment rate hits record low 5 percent

A surge in labor market demand coming out of the pandemic has fueled one of the fastest jobs recoveries on record, sending the national unemployment rate to historic lows and benefitting millions of Black workers who had lost their jobs and quickly found new ones.

April 7, 2023

Labor market adds 236,000 jobs in March, powering economy on

American workers, and their spending prowess, have driven the U.S. economy through incredible obstacles.

April 7, 2023

Sanders grills former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in Senate hearing

Here’s what you need to know about Wednesday’s hearing on Starbucks’s labor practices.

March 29, 2023

Apple illegally fired five labor activists, union says

The workers, who were disciplined and fired for attendance-related issues, believe they were let go because of their union organizing.

March 28, 2023

For some Rolling Fork residents, recovery from Mississippi tornado is uncertain

The devastation from Mississippi's tornadoes presents tough challenges for many of the majority-Black communities, like Rolling Fork, that were hit the hardest.

March 26, 2023

Inside the battle for the first union contract at Starbucks

Organizers believe winning major concessions from Starbucks could raise standards for fast-food and other low-wage workers around the country.

March 24, 2023

Nearly 80,000 federal employees joined unions in a year, White House says

A task force has worked to make the government a model employer for the rest of the country.

March 17, 2023