Rebec­ca Burns is an award-win­ning inves­tiga­tive reporter whose work has appeared in The Baf­fler, the Chica­go Read­er, The Inter­cept and oth­er out­lets. She is a con­tribut­ing edi­tor at In These Times. Fol­low her on Twit­ter @rejburns.
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Tenants Just Won a Nationwide Eviction Ban. They're Still Fighting to Cancel Rent.
President Trump's surprise eviction moratorium is an election hail-mary. But to stave off a disastrous housing crisis, organizers say Democrats—including Joe Biden—must embrace bolder measures.
Culture
In 1971, Nixon Passed a Rule to Doom the Post Office. Now, It’s Finally Happening.
The Post Office used to be federally funded. Then, Republicans passed legislation requiring it to "pay for itself."
Labor
Warehouse Workers Suspect Amazon’s Promise of PTO for Part-Time Employees Is a Bait-and-Switch
Viewpoint
“I Would Love Medicare for All”: A Nevada Culinary Union Member on Why She Supports Bernie Sanders
While the powerful Culinary Workers Union in Nevada is attacking Sanders' universal healthcare plan, a rank-and-file worker says "a lot of members want Bernie" and support Medicare for All.
Labor
Chicago Teachers Didn’t Win Everything, But They’ve Transformed the City—And the Labor Movement
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Chicago’s Citywide Strike Just Spread to Charter School Teachers
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What’s at Stake in Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Whether Unions Can Bargain for the Entire Working Class
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Amazon Worker: Why We’re Bringing the Climate Strike to Jeff Bezos
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From Victories to Union Militancy, 5 Reasons for Workers to Celebrate This Labor Day
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Angry About Low Pay and Sweltering Heat, These Amazon Warehouse Workers Are Organizing
Labor
Please Let’s Never Call Uber “The Future of Work” Ever Again
Labor
Chicago’s Charter School Strike Wave Keeps On Winning
Labor
Black Workers Say Walmart’s Background Checks Are Racially Discriminatory
Viewpoint
Tax the Hell Out of the Rich, When They’re Alive and When They’re Dead
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders each have plans to massively raise taxes on the wealthy. But there's no need to choose—we should enact them all.
Labor
The 8 Most Important Labor Stories of 2018
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‘We’re One Union’: Why Chicago Teachers Are Out On the First Charter School Strike in the Country
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Chicago Teachers Just Voted 98% to Authorize the First Charter School Strike in U.S. History
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How European Workers Coordinated This Month’s Massive Amazon Strike—And What Comes Next
Labor
Planned Parenthood’s Union Busting Could Have a Chilling Effect for Workers Everywhere
Labor
Rank-and-File Union Members Are Leading Another Massive Strike. This Time It’s AT&T Workers.
Labor
YMCA Childcare Workers Just Went On Strike. Here’s Why.
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Landlords, Your Lease Is Up: A New Movement for Rent Control Is Spreading Across the U.S.
Tenant activists, local unions, community organizations and socialists are leading campaigns to regulate rents and weaken the market's grip on housing.
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INVESTIGATION: The Troubled History of the Fund Tapped for Rahm’s Controversial Cop Academy
$20 million in West Side TIF money for job creation has sat unspent, and another $36 million was "ported" to other districts. Now more than $10 million is being used for a police academy that will create only 100 temporary jobs.
Dispatch
Socialism, Coming to a State Fair Near You
Give us funnel cake, but give us roses too.
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A New Deal for Wall Street
Trump's plans for mass privatization are a colossal giveaway to the 1%—and Democrats helped pave the way.
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A New Deal for Wall Street: Trump’s Plans for Mass Privatization Are a Colossal Giveaway to the 1%
Trump wants to sell off our infrastructure—and Democrats helped pave the way.
Labor
In a Nightmare for Neoliberal Ed Reformers, Chicago Charter School Teachers May Strike This Week
Culture
Sim City and the Worst Ways to End Homelessness
The neoliberal mindset doesn't compute with ethical public policy.
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The Laquan McDonald Email Dump Shows Rahm Emanuel’s Administration in Crisis Mode
A guide to the documents released by City Hall in the aftermath of the Chicago police shooting.
Labor
Adjunct Faculty Around the Country Join Fight for 15 Protests
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Under Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Opens the Door to Privatizing Half its Public Housing
Residents fear that a new redevelopment initiative will usher in another wave of displacement.
Labor
‘Uber is a rip-off for its drivers and the public’: Cab Drivers Protest Rideshares in Chicago
Labor
Striking Oil Workers Say They’re Fighting Deadly Working Conditions
Dispatch
Community College in the Crosshairs
Even as Obama is calling for free community college, California's landmark system is under attack by accreditors allied with ALEC and for-profit schools.
Labor
Obamacare Counselor: “On the Surface, People Have Choices. But It’s a Complete Farce”
Labor
The Sharing Economy’s ‘First Strike’: Uber Drivers Turn Off the App
Labor
Adjunct Instructor: ‘I Was Practically Giving My Work Away. It Was Charity.’
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The Tamale Underground
Street vendors must skirt the law to make a living.
Dispatch
A RAD-ical Housing Experiment
Baltimore public housing tenants will serve as guinea pigs for a new national privatization plan.
Labor
Worker-Owners Cheer Creation of $1.2 Million Co-op Development Fund in NYC
Dispatch
Why Can’t College Be Free?
Three proposals to reclaim the promise of higher education.
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Eviction by ‘Rent-a-Cop’
An Illinois bill could 'privatize' evictions and pave the way for Wall Street abuses.
Dispatch
Pittsburgh’s Nonprofit Pirates
A hospital behemoth dominates the city, pays no taxes and does little for its lowest-paid workers.
Labor
Kaplan Teachers Win Contract, Proving For-Profit Ed Can Be Unionized
Labor
More Than 20 Striking Students Arrested, Belying University of California’s Era of ‘Labor Peace’
Dispatch
Keystone by the Bay
Labor and environmental groups clash in Maryland over fracking.
Labor
UIC Faculty Rekindle Fight for Public Education With Historic Strike
Dispatch
The Unbearable Whiteness of Legalization
Who benefits from marijuana law reform?
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