Yana Kuni­choff is a Chica­go-based inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist and doc­u­men­tary pro­duc­er. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, Pacif­ic Stan­dard and the Chica­go Read­er, among oth­ers. She can be reached at yanaku­ni­choff at gmail​.com.
Labor
Second City Has Been a Comedy Mecca for Decades. Now Its Workers Are Voting to Form a Union.
Dispatch
When Green Jobs Come at the Expense of Unions
A declining Rust Belt town turned to wind power—and away from organized labor.
Feature
Sanctuary in the Streets: How New Alliances Are Revitalizing a Past Movement
A revitalized sanctuary movement is spreading to unexpected places, resisting the threats posed by Trump’s presidency.
Feature
Russian Dissident Masha Gessen on Why Outrage Is Not Optional
She puts her hopes in civil society and a vibrant public sphere.
Labor
Even Trump Can’t Stop the Tide of Green Jobs
Labor
Chicago Parents Enter Week 2 of Hunger Strike Protesting Corporate Ed Reform and Dyett HS Closure
Labor
Did ICE Violate Its Own Deportation Guidelines in Arresting Chicago-Area Unionized Meatpackers?
Labor
Faced With I-9 Immigration Raid During Negotiations, Chicago Meatpacking Workers Walked Off the Job
Labor
Mexico-EU Trade Agreement “Could Be Worse Than NAFTA”
Labor
Chicago Teachers Union Rejects District’s Call for 7% Pay Cut, Files Unfair Labor Practice
Labor
Yes, Rahm Has Brought Businesses To Chicago—But Their Labor Records Aren’t Pretty
Feature
“To this mayor, black and brown lives do not matter”: 3 Arrested at Die-In at Rahm Emanuel’s Office
Protesters demand reforms to alleged abuses in Chicago’s criminal justice system, including a discriminatory “stop-and-frisk” program and secret interrogation site.
Feature
Mental Health Activists Say Rahm Emanuel Exploded at Them: “You’re going to respect me!”
The incident came almost three years to the day that another activist died after her mental health clinic was closed by Mayor Emanuel.
Labor
With 82% of Chicago Votes for Paid Sick Leave, Labor Groups Call for Action
Labor
Progressives Had a Pretty Great Night in Chicago’s Elections
Feature
Who’s Afraid of Chicago’s Progressive Aldermen? Rahm Emanuel, That’s Who.
The Chicago mayor's super PAC has spent large amounts of money to protect his allies on City Council—and take down those who oppose him.
Labor
The Anti-Standardized Testing Movement Claims a Victory in Chicago
Labor
When the Teenager Is the Breadwinner
Dispatch
Is Gentrification Inevitable?
Some activists are trying to beat back the tide of the market.
Feature
Should We Trust Him? The Mixed Results of Obama’s Past Immigrant Relief Measures
Past executive actions for undocumented immigrants under the president's administration haven't always delivered.
Labor
Will Chicago Progressives Unite Behind Chuy Garcia, Rahm’s 11th-Hour Challenger?
Labor
Rahm Emanuel Has a New Progressive Challenger in Chicago’s Mayoral Race
Labor
Meet the High School Social Studies Teacher Taking On Chicago’s Right-Wing Democrats
Feature
Till I.C.E. Do Us Part
Tens of thousands of American families are torn asunder by U.S. immigration policies.
Labor
Puerto Rico Unions Threaten Strike Against Austerity Budget
Labor
One Year After Closings, How Are Chicago’s Public Schools Now?
Labor
An End to Sweatshop-Made City Workers’ Uniforms in Chicago?
Dispatch
A Boycott Today Keeps the Testing at Bay
A model Chicago alliance of teachers, students and parents is leading the way in a nationwide testing refusal movement
Labor
Los Angeles Teachers Demand a Change, Starting with Union Leadership
Labor
One Year After Rana Plaza, Safety Issues in Walmart Supply Chain Persist
Labor
CPS Threatens Teachers Over Standardized Test Boycott
Labor
Chicago Students and Parents Say ‘No’ to State Tests
Labor
Advocates Equip Worker Centers in Fight Against Sexual Violence
Labor
Fired Whole Foods Worker Fights for Cold Weather Protections
Labor
To Karen Lewis’ Challengers, CORE Members Say: You’re Fighting the Wrong Fight
Dispatch
Justice for the Jobless
Unemployed Americans are fighting for a federal jobs program.