Sarah Lazare is the editor of Workday Magazine and a contributing editor for In These Times. She tweets at @sarahlazare.

Labor
The UAW Strike Saved Their Shuttered Plant, But the Fight Is Just Beginning
The revival of the Stellantis plant is a stunning reversal of fortunes for Belvidere, Ill. But workers say they won’t rest until they see the concrete being poured.
Sarah Lazare
Conserjes de oficinas y comercios, junto con otros miembros del Local 26 de SEIU, marcharon por un contrato sindical justo el 7 de diciembre en Minneapolis.
LaborEn Español
Los trabajadores de limpieza asean los establecimientos después de las compras navideñas, pero ellos no pueden festejar con sus familias.
“En mi cultura, Nochebuena es nuestro día para festejar … y yo me voy al trabajo como si fuera un día normal. Es duro para los niños.”
Sarah Lazare
Labor
They Clean After Holiday Shoppers. But They Don't Get to Celebrate with Their Families.
“In my culture, Christmas Eve is our day to celebrate. ... And I’m going to work like it’s a regular day. It’s hard on the kids.”
Sarah Lazare
A person holds up a sign that reads "JEWS SAY: CEASEFIRE NOW". Behind them is another sign that reads "NO TO WAR NO TO APARTHEID". The U.S. Capitol Building is seen in the background, behind the crowd of protestors.
ViewpointIsrael & Palestine
Israel’s Violence Will Never Bring “Safety” to Anyone, Including Jews
We need to confront the violence of Israel’s ethnonationalist militarism.
Sarah Lazare and Maya Schenwar
LaborIsrael & Palestine
The U.S. Labor Voices Opposing Military Aid to Israel
“U.S. military aid going in is pouring gasoline onto a fire. It encourages that there be military solutions, and military solutions will get more people killed.”
Jeff Schuhrke and Sarah Lazare
LaborViewpoint
Republicans Are Using Anti-China Rhetoric to Undercut Striking UAW Workers’ Demands
Rather than actually supporting auto workers in their strike against billionaire CEOs at the Big Three, GOP officials are instead using the labor action to rail against electric vehicles and stoke conflict with China.
Jeff Schuhrke and Sarah Lazare
Labor
5 Things Unions Can Do To Defend Transgender Workers
Trans rights are workers’ rights.
Amy Livingston and Sarah Lazare
LaborViewpoint
The Big 3 Want You To Think Striking Workers and the Climate Are at Odds. They’re Not.
Mainstream media coverage of the UAW strike has implied that workers’ demands stand in conflict with achieving climate goals. That’s BS.
Sarah Lazare
A handful of cheering autoworkers hold signs reading "UAW Stand Up COLA Fair Pay Now" and "UAW Stand Up Record Profits Record Contracts."
Labor
UAW's "Element of Surprise" Strike Appears to Be Working
"We heard like everyone else at 10 p.m.," a Stellantis spokesperson says.
Sarah Lazare and Jeff Schuhrke
Photograph of a worker in a red shirt holding a sign that says "Fighting for the American Dream," with other marching behind her.
Labor
Exhausted, Injured and Angry: Autoworkers Have Had Enough
Record profits should mean record pay—but that's not how it's played out at the Big Three automakers. These Ford workers have had enough.
Sarah Lazare
LaborClimate
In a Summer of Record Heat, These Striking Workers Are Making Climate Demands
Pennsylvania workers represented by United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America have been on strike since late June. They're fighting for a green overhaul of the rail industry.
Sarah Lazare
Labor
Amazon Says a Worker’s Death Was Not Work-Related. But a 911 Call Appears to Contradict the Company’s Narrative.
A 911 call, obtained through a FOIA, only cites dehydration as the possible cause of the fatal medical emergency.
Sarah Lazare and Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
The Unions and Workers Supporting Cop City Protestors
“Cops are the first line of defense for business owners and employers, so I think it makes sense for labor to be opposed to Cop City.”
Sarah Lazare
LaborInvestigation
She Refused To Take a Drug Test Before Getting a Workplace Injury Treated—And Was Fired
A worker's arm was mangled in a machine. Before treatment, a manager requested a drug test.
Sarah Lazare
LaborInterview
To Prevent Future Rail Tragedies, We Need to Nationalize the Rail System
“Corporate greed [is] turning railroads into banks to extract billions and billions of dollars from what should be critical infrastructure.”
Sarah Lazare
Viewpoint
Military Budget Hike for 2023 is 3,200 Times the NLRB Increase
If a budget reveals what we value, this one should give us pause: extravagant spending for the war machine, scraps for workers.
Amy Livingston and Sarah Lazare
Feature
As Afghans Suffer, U.S. Stalls on Plan to Return Central Bank Funds
In September, the U.S. created a foundation that was supposed to unfreeze Afghanistan's foreign assets. Yet, interviews with trustees reveal that, in three months, no funds have been disbursed—or concrete plans made—to help the Afghan people.
Sarah Lazare
LaborViewpoint
The “Labor Shortage” Is Being Used as a Pretext to Harm Workers
Lawmakers and bosses are citing a supposed lack of workers as justification for a suite of reactionary policies aimed at further squeezing the working class.
Sarah Lazare
Labor
They Waged the Largest Private-Sector Nurses’ Strike in U.S. History. They’re Still Waiting for Justice.
Minnesota nurses made national headlines by going on strike this fall, but as contract negotiations stall, they’re fighting for a voice on the job.
Sarah Lazare
Viewpoint
Joe Manchin Says He’s Pro-Job Creation, But He’s Lobbying the Fed to Increase Unemployment
Sen. Manchin has justified fossil fuel extraction because it “creates jobs.” He's also pushing a policy that would cut them.
Sarah Lazare
LaborViewpoint
The Fresh Hell of Depending on Your Employer for Abortion Access
Some companies say they will cover abortion travel. Here's what's wrong with relying on their benevolence.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
The Spectacular Failure of the WTO To Fight Covid
The global body has proven itself unwilling to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry. Here's what it means for the next crisis.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
Big Tobacco Is Funding Opposition to Global Covid Vaccine Access
Tobacco companies are bankrolling a group that is working to defeat an intellectual property waiver. And the companies have a direct interest in doing so.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
The Pentagon Is Protecting and Funding the Same Gun Makers Democrats Want to Regulate
Daniel Defense, the company that made the gun used by the Robb Elementary shooter, has been handed over 100 federal contracts.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
At Global Covid-19 Summit, Biden's Silence on Pharmaceutical Monopolies Speaks Volumes
The White House appears to have no plans to break Big Pharma's stranglehold on intellectual property for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
One Year Ago, Biden Promised to Support Generic Vaccines for the World. That’s Amounted to Nothing.
A conversation with South African public health activist Tian Johnson about outrageous global inequalities in access to Covid vaccines, tests and treatments.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
The U.S. Spent 7.5 Times More on Nuclear Weapons Than Global Vaccine Donations
Since the pandemic started, the United States has prioritized funding for nuclear arms and the military over global vaccines.
Sarah Lazare
Labor
The LGBTQ Rights Group That Helped Launder Amazon’s Image
Human Rights Campaign gave Amazon a perfect score on workplace equality—while Amazon was donating to the organization.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
The Weapons Industry Sees the War in Ukraine as a Goldmine
Arms companies are exploiting Russia's invasion to push a military spending frenzy.
Sarah Lazare
Labor
How Workers Used Amazon's Captive Audience Meetings Against the Company
Workers flipped the script on the e-commerce giant by turning anti-union tactics into organizing opportunities.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
Biden Is Using the Ukraine Crisis to Justify Dangerous Investments in Nuclear Weapons
The president's budget calls for $50.9 billion in nuclear weapons spending.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
New "Compromise" on IP Waiver for Covid Vaccines Is Worse Than No Deal, Activists Say
A tentative agreement between India, South Africa, the United States and the European Union only waives intellectual property for Covid vaccines (not tests or treatments).
Sarah Lazare
Feature
Democrats Quietly Cut $5 Billion in Global Covid Aid—With Biden Already Behind on Vaccine Donations
The Biden administration would actually have to increase its donations 50% to meet its pledges.
Sarah Lazare
Climate
The Existential Danger of Using the Ukraine Invasion to Ramp Up Fossil Fuel Production
Just as scientists warn we must drastically shift away from fossil fuel extraction, the Biden administration is pressing for more oil production.
Sarah Lazare
Broad Economic Sanctions on Russia Could Follow Familiar Playbook of Punishing the Poor
The impulse to punish Putin for his unconscionable invasion of Ukraine is understandable, but wrecking entire economies comes at a high human cost.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
In Closed-Door Talks, the U.S. and E.U. Are Excluding Covid-19 Tests, Antivirals From Intellectual Property Waiver Negotiations
The exclusion bucks the demands of global activists, who say diagnostics and therapeutics must be included in any final deal.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
What Moderna Reveals About the Cruel Absurdity of "Innovation" Under Pharmaceutical Monopolies
South African scientists spent 8 months reinventing the wheel while Moderna withheld patent information.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
Top Weapons Companies Boast Ukraine-Russia Tensions Are a Boon for Business
In calls with investors, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin boasted that the worsening conflict is helping profits.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
The Hypocrisy of Biden's New "Blame the Unvaccinated" Strategy
As long as we're blaming individuals, we are not talking about how the Biden administration's policies are failing the world.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
120 Manufacturers in the Global South Could Be Producing mRNA Vaccines If Big Pharma Would Only Show Them How
A new report finds that pharmaceutical monopolies are preventing the production of significant quantities of vaccines in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
The Weapons Industry Is Jubilant About Biden's Nominee for Pentagon Arms Buyer
Bill LaPlante's nomination is just the latest spin through the revolving door between the Pentagon and the military industry.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
Documents Reveal Biden Admin Not Fighting for a Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver, Despite Public Statements
Amid mounting concern about the Omicron variant, Biden declared U.S. support for a Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver. But new documents from Geneva tell a different story.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
Biden Is Wrong. There Is No Such Thing As “Defensive” Saudi Weapons in the War on Yemen.
Biden wants to put a friendlier face on U.S. support for the war. We shouldn't let him.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
Think Tank Funded by the Weapons Industry Pressures Biden Not To Regulate Military Contractors’ Emissions
The Heritage Foundation has received considerable donations from the arms industry. And now it's trying to shield that industry from climate regulations targeting military contractors.
Sarah Lazare
Viewpoint
Big Pharma’s Big Lie About Vaccine Patents
Companies say that sharing vaccine recipes wouldn't boost manufacturing soon enough, but now we know that's not true.
Sarah Lazare and Paige Oamek
Viewpoint
Sorry, Biden: There Is No “National Security” Solution to the Climate Crisis
The Biden administration is turning to agencies like the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security to shore up climate action.
Sarah Lazare
Feature
He Exposed Colombia’s Vaccine Contracts with Big Pharma. Then the Right Came for Him.
What the case of Camilo Enciso reveals about the power of pharmaceutical companies.
Sarah Lazare and Maurizio Guerrero
Feature
Report Reveals the IMF's Hidden Fees, and How Desperate Countries Pay the Most
Little-known "surcharges" are adding to cash-strapped countries' mountains of IMF debt.
Sarah Lazare
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