Coronavirus

A 32-Hour Workweek Is Ours for the Taking
The fight for shorter hours can unify workers everywhere.
Sarah Jaffe
Una Semana Laboral De 32 Horas Es Nuestra Para Tomarla
La lucha por jornadas laborales más cortas puede unir a los trabajadores.
Sarah Jaffe
If Democrats Want to Win Elections, They Should Bring Back the Covid Welfare State
By many measures, Bidenomics is working great—but most Americans are still down on the economy. That’s in large part because the U.S. government let its temporarily generous social safety net unravel.
Nick French
You Can’t Organize Alone
Political education used to happen in person. We should bring that practice back.
Keisa Reynolds
Les travailleurs de Iowa peuvent-ils affronter le géant de la viande, Tyson?
Les travailleurs essentiels qui ont eu un éveil de conscience pour améliorer leurs conditions de vie pendant la pandémie se battent maintenant pour un syndicat.
Luis Feliz Leon
line worker disassembles turkey carcasses
Can Iowa Meatpacking Workers Take on Tyson?
The essential workers who fought for their lives during the pandemic are now fighting for a union.
Luis Feliz Leon
Los Empacadores de Carne Podrán Enfrentarse a Tyson?
Los trabajadores esenciales que lucharon por sus vidas tras la pandemia ahora están luchando por un sindicato.
Luis Feliz Leon
A 4-Day Work Week Could Be Closer Than You Think
Both workers and employers prefer a shorter working week, according to results of a major new study. The next step is taking it mainstream.
Anna Coote
The COVID Public Health Emergency Declaration Has Ended. The Emergency Isn't Going Anywhere.
1,200 days in, the public health emergency comes to an end. Can the Left fight back?
Artie Vierkant & Beatrice Adler-Bolton
Milton Friedman Set Us Up for a 21st Century Version of Fascism
In 2023, market fundamentalism is fostering authoritarianism—in the United States and abroad.
Joseph Stiglitz
How the Pandemic Changed the Landscape of U.S. Labor Organizing
By banding together to demand justice on the job, essential workers paved the way for a resurgence of labor unrest—and showed how to create a crisis for capitalism.
Jamie K. McCallum
Don’t Trust the Federal Reserve on Inflation
The Fed’s plan to curb inflation rests on punishing working people—when they’re the ones in need of relief.
Max B. Sawicky
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
These Are The Workers Who Took on Amazon, and Won
Against all odds, Amazon workers in New York organized a successful union against one of the biggest companies in the world. Here's how.
Luis Feliz Leon
During the Pandemic, Poor Areas Have Had Twice the Death Rates of Rich Ones
A new report shows the U.S. response to the Covid pandemic has been defined by inequity—and poor and low-income communities are bearing the fatal cost.
Shailly Gupta Barnes and Jim Pugh
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
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
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
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