Mindy Isser works in the labor movement and lives in Philadelphia.
Feature
Public Ownership of Housing Could Be Closer Than You Think
Forget private developers—cities and states could just build their own housing to solve the crisis. In New York, now there’s a bill to do it.
Mindy Isser
An image of Bernie Sanders in a suit and tie, briefly pausing on his walk to Senate chambers.
ViewpointIsrael & Palestine
Bernie Sanders Has Finally Called for a Cease-Fire. Sort Of.
Prior to today's letter, the senator had urged for a “humanitarian pause.”
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LaborIsrael & Palestine
UAW Endorses Cease-Fire, the Largest U.S. Union to Call for an Immediate End to the Violence
The announcement at a news conference where protesters have been on a hunger strike outside of the White House marks a major development for labor and the larger call for a cease-fire.
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Labor
UAW Members Ratify Deal with the Big Three
We spoke with autoworkers across the Big Three about how they planned to vote.
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ViewpointIsrael & Palestine
The Growing Jewish Resistance to Israel’s War on Palestine
Jewish socialists and progressives in the U.S. are organizing to say that “never again” means never again for anyone.
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Labor
Workers in the South Aren’t Letting Anti-Labor Laws Stop Them From Organizing
From a recent work action in Durham, North Carolina to union drives at REI and academic institutions, workers are taking important steps to organize the South.
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Viewpoint
Helen Gym Lost, But Philly’s Progressive Movement Isn’t Going Anywhere
Gym may not have emerged victorious in the mayoral primary, but the labor-left coalition that powered her campaign has emerged as a formidable political force.
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Labor
“We’re Calling Bullshit”: Why Museum Workers Keep Unionizing
In Philadelphia and across the country, the movement to organize cultural workers just keeps growing.
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LaborViewpoint
Employers Steal Up to $50 Billion From Workers Every Year. It’s Time to Reclaim It.
A recent victory over wage theft shows what workers everywhere need to claw back their stolen pay—support, resources and enforcement.
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Labor
Heat Waves Are Putting Teamsters in Danger
UPS workers say the company is not doing enough to protect employees from scorching temperatures.
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Labor
Workers Say They Breathe Polluted Air at “Green” Insulation Facility
Kingspan employees in Santa Ana, California are demanding improved health protections—and a fair process to organize.
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Climate
Want to Know How We Can Win a Just Transition? States Hold a Key.
What's next for the worker-led movement to curb climate change.
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Labor
Building Trades Leader: Any Politician Who Doesn't Back the PRO Act Shouldn't Get Labor's Support
A conversation with Jimmy Williams, the progressive new president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.
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Labor
How to Make the Building Trades Work for Women
From winning maternity leave to organizing against sexual harassment, union tradeswoman are pushing for change.
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Labor
The Heat Wave Shows Climate Change Is a Workers' Rights Issue
The workers laboring outside in this extraordinary heat are on the front lines of the climate crisis.
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Labor
They Wanted to Keep Working. ExxonMobil Locked Them Out.
Facing deunionization efforts and the existential threat of climate change, oil refiners in Beaumont, Texas, seek a fair contract.
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Dispatch
Protesters at Biden Philly HQ Demand Student Debt Relief on Day One
"Biden owes this city," say Philadelphia activists
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LaborFeature
The Union Members Who Voted for Trump Have to Be Organized—Not Ignored
Unions should be holding more political discussions with their members—and listening closely to their needs.
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Viewpoint
What Democrats Should Learn From the Spate of Socialist Wins on Election Day
It's not enough to be anti-Trump. Socialists are showing you can win elections by standing for something.
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LaborClimate
How Unions Can Bridge the Gap Between Climate and Labor Movements
The unionization of environmental organizations is changing the climate justice movement for the better. Here's how.
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LaborClimate
Why Every Job in the Renewable Energy Industry Must Be a Union Job
We need millions of union jobs that are good for both workers and the climate.
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LaborClimate
The Green New Deal Just Won a Major Union Endorsement. What's Stopping the AFL-CIO?
Union support for the Green New Deal is growing. It's time for America's largest labor federation to get on board.
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Labor
Single Mothers and Their Children Are Taking Over Abandoned Public Buildings
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Labor
How an Old-School Electricians Union Got Behind a Socialist Running on the Green New Deal
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Labor
Striking Bus Drivers Steer the Way to a Better World
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Labor
Workers Are Essential, CEOs Are Not
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Feature
Millions of People Can’t Pay Rent. Here’s How Some Are Organizing.
Tenants and housing groups across the country are calling for a pause on rent and mortgage payments.
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Labor
Garbage Collectors’ Lives Are Not Disposable
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Labor
What Workers Have Already Won in the Face of Coronavirus
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Feature
Jane McAlevey: We Desperately Need a Mass Strike Against the Billionaire Class
An interview about politics and power.
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Feature
ELIZABETH WARREN, PLEASE ENDORSE BERNIE SANDERS NOW
Time is short. We need you now.
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Feature
Red-Baiting Won’t Stop Bernie Sanders. The Democratic Debate Shows Why.
Moderators and candidates tried to weaponize democratic socialism to attack the front-runner.
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Labor
A Rank-and-File Teachers’ Movement Takes On Philadelphia’s Toxic Schools
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Labor
Joe Biden Thinks Coal Miners Should Learn to Code. A Real Just Transition Demands Far More.
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Labor
Climate Activists Can’t Afford to Ignore Labor. A Shuttered Refinery in Philly Shows Why.
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Culture
The Grooming Gap: What “Looking the Part” Costs Women
If women don’t conform to beauty expectations, they’re paid less.
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Labor
A Low-Carbon Economy Will Be Built By Nannies, Caregivers and House Cleaners
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Labor
Why I’m Voting No on UAW’s Deal With GM: A “Third-Tier” Worker Speaks
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