Mic­ah Uet­richt is the deputy edi­tor of Jacobin mag­a­zine and host of its pod­cast The Vast Major­i­ty. He is a con­tribut­ing edi­tor and for­mer asso­ciate edi­tor at In These Times. He is the author of Strike for Amer­i­ca: Chica­go Teach­ers Against Aus­ter­i­ty (Ver­so 2014), coau­thor of Big­ger Than Bernie: How We Go From the Sanders Cam­paign to Demo­c­ra­t­ic Social­ism (Ver­so 2020), and is cur­rent­ly at work on a book on New Left­ists who indus­tri­al­ized.” He pre­vi­ous­ly worked as a labor orga­niz­er. Fol­low him on Twit­ter at @micahuetricht.

Labor
American Workers Have Lost Control of Their Time. It’s Time To Take It Back.
Whether it’s working longer hours, having no control over work schedules, or scrambling to find enough hours to pay the bills, American workers have lost control of their working time. Getting that time back is crucial—for workers’ well-being, for democracy and for weakening the tyrannical power of the boss.
Viewpoint
What Today’s Socialists Can Learn From the Heyday of American Communism
A 43-year-old classic text of Communist history has been rereleased this month. Young democratic socialists should dig in.
Viewpoint
The Swing Voter Chimera
Labor
Jeff Bezos Is Very Afraid of Bernie Sanders. The $15 Wage Victory Is Proof.
Feature
What Today’s Socialists Can Learn From the 1970s New Communist Movement
An interview with Max Elbaum, author of Revolution in the Air.
Labor
UPS Is Flush With Cash. It’s Up to Workers to Demand the Company Cough It Up.
Dispatch
Sorry, Charter Boosters: Record Numbers of Teachers at Chicago Charter Schools Are Organizing Unions
Unionized teachers can help keep charter administrations accountable to their workers—and to students.
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Attacked by Trump and Ignored by Democrats: Chuck Jones on Labor’s Fight
The local labor leader discusses Carrier, outsourcing and being targeted by the president-elect on Twitter.
Labor
Labor Leaders Deserve Their Share of the Blame for Donald Trump’s Victory
Labor
Think Democrats Take Labor’s Money and Loyalty for Granted? Here’s Proof.
Feature
Would a Universal Basic Income Strengthen or Shred the Social Safety Net?
Debating the merits—and dangers—of instituting a universal basic income in the U.S.
Labor
A Chicago Teacher Explains Why She’s Going on a Potentially Illegal Strike Tomorrow
Labor
Chicago Teachers Union Joins Demand for Rahm Emanuel, Anita Alvarez To Resign
Labor
Chicago Teachers Union’s Overwhelming Approval of Strike Shows Power of Bottom-up Organizing
Labor
The Coming Chicago Teachers Union Strike Could Be a Watershed Moment for a City in Crisis
Labor
I Can’t Stop Watching This Guy Disdainfully Refuse To Shake Rahm Emanuel’s Hand
Feature
Deez Nuts Endorses Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Presidential Nomination
He also endorsed, perhaps not surprisingly, himself for the general election.
Labor
Undocumented Restaurant Workers Learn to Fight Back in ‘The Hand that Feeds’
Feature
The Culture Wars Are Over—And They Aren’t Coming Back
The movements of the 1960s challenged the Leave It to Beaver values of American life, producing the culture wars. But those wars are now finished.
Dispatch
Don’t Cry for Chicago, Progressives
Mayor 1% wasn’t the only winner in April.
Labor
Rahm Emanuel Won—But Chicago Progressives Actually Have Much to Be Happy About
Labor
Over 40 Former UNITE HERE Staff, Volunteers Rebuke Union for Endorsing Rahm Emanuel
Feature
The Absurdity of Rahm Emanuel’s Fixation on Chuy Garcia’s Enlace Budget Deficit
The mayor's hammering away at Garcia over several hundred thousand dollars in deficit at the nonprofit Enlace Chicago is incredibly dishonest.
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South Side Man Who Posed Stone-faced with Mayor on Instagram: Rahm Emanuel is a Horrible Tipper
The health food store employee and a coworker say Mayor Emanuel is a notoriously bad tipper, and once left a 37-cent tip on a seven-dollar shake.
Labor
UNITE HERE’s New Pro-Rahm Emanuel Ads Gush “Rahm Love” for “Mayor 1%”
Labor
SEIU State Council Reverses Course, Endorses Jesus “Chuy” Garcia’s Run Against Rahm Emanuel
Labor
SEIU Local 73 Staffer On Mayoral Neutrality: We Have a “Good Working Relationship” with Rahm Emanuel
Feature
Rahm Emanuel’s New Campaign Ad Shows a Mayor Who’s Terrified He’s About to Lose
His reelection bid was supposed to be a cakewalk, but Rahm is clearly starting to get nervous.
Feature
Steven Greenhouse on Keeping the Labor Beat Alive
The longtime New York Times labor reporter on the state of the American labor movement and labor journalism.
Labor
In Surprise Announcement, Karen Lewis Says She Will Return to Chicago Teachers Union Next Week
Labor
Randi Weingarten Shares Personal Story of Sexual Assault
Labor
Lena Dunham Decides People Should Be Paid for Their Work
Feature
Naomi Klein: ‘We Can’t Dodge This Fight’ Between Capitalism and Climate Change
The author explains why right-wing climate-change deniers are more right than you think.
Feature
Kshama Sawant: The Great Red Hope
The socialist City Council member shares her plans for Seattle.
Labor
Even After Death, Jerry Tucker Inspires Labor Activists
Labor
Report: White Suburbs Reap Rewards of Billions Spent on Chicago Downtown Growth
Dispatch
Is Fight for 15 for Real?
A hard look at the campaign by retail and fast-food workers to earn a living wage.
Labor
Following in Janitors’ Footsteps, Miami Cafeteria Workers Walk Off the Job
Labor
Fast Food Strikes Hit a Record 58 Cities, As Campaign’s Tactics Are Debated
Labor
Chicago Students Boycott Class, Demanding an Elected and Accountable School Board
Labor
Wave of Low-Wage Worker Strikes Hits LA Ports
Labor
Big Business Aims to Crush Worker Centers
Labor
Dark Days for Philly Schools As Cuts Threaten to Decimate District
Labor
10-Year Strike at Chicago’s Congress Hotel Ends in Defeat, But Leaves a Legacy
Labor
After Fighting Rahm Emanuel on Layoffs, Airport Janitors Demand New Union
Feature
Born Losers
Political scientist Corey Robin believes a sense of loss animates modern conservatism.
Feature
Why Walmart, Why Now?
Labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein sheds light on the new surge of Walmart protests.
Labor
Why I Chose to Get Arrested With 174 Occupy Chicago Protesters
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