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Intelligentsia Workers Vote to Unionize, Fueling the Fire of Coffee Industry Organizing
Workers at the coffee chain have joined fellow baristas at Starbucks and Colectivo in unionizing their workplaces.
Jeff Schuhrke
DispatchRural America
How a Small Town in Maine Stopped a Silver Mine
A Canadian company planned to mine silver nearby, so town residents used Maine's “home rule” powers to ban industrial mining and protect their water.
Julia Conley
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Starbucks Holds Life-Saving Benefits Over Trans Workers' Heads
Managers are wielding a new weapon against unions: gender-affirming healthcare
Zane McNeill
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Could Colombia Show Us a Way Out of Our Political Nightmare?
The recent election in Colombia has produced new hope for the country—and for the whole region.
John Feffer
DispatchRural America
Trailer Park Residents Take on Venture Capitalists—and Win
As gentrification sweeps the West, investors are buying up mobile home parks. Residents of this Colorado park got together and bought it themselves.
Joseph Bullington
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After Getting Burned By Wall Street, California Fire Victims Fight To Reclaim Their Power
California utility company PG&E has settled, but many fire victims are still waiting to see their full payout.
Jordan Allyn
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New York and California Experiment with Giving Workers a Say in Industry Standards
Less than 3 percent of fast food workers and less than 1 percent of nail salon workers are unionized. Workers' councils could give them a seat at the table.
Amy Qin
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Speed Grocery Delivery Workers Are in a Dangerous Race
A new industry of venture-capital-backed startups claim their workers are fast. Are they faster than regulations?
Maggie Duffy
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A Hotline Garment Workers Can Call When They Face Harassment on the Job
When women who sew clothes for famous brands are harassed, there is a new place for them to turn.
Ryan Lenora Brown
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The Billionaire-Funded Campaign Trying to Recall SF's Progressive DA Chesa Boudin
A Republican billionaire is behind the effort to oust San Francisco's criminal justice reform-minded District Attorney.
Piper French
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A Former Sundown Town Passed Reparations and Rent Control. Now It's Fighting to Keep Them.
Culver City’s first Black Mayor, Daniel Lee, wants to make California the bastion of progressive politics some imagine it to be.
Paige Oamek
DispatchLabor
Sanitation Workers Win Raise After Going on Strike—With Community Support
"This contract isn’t everything we believe we deserve, but it’s enough to go back to work and go back to taking care of our communities.”
James Stout
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Mexico Has Become a "Roofless Prison" for Haitian Refugees—With Biden's Help
Thousands of migrants are trapped at the border as the United States and Mexico crack down on deportations—under Biden's policies, many will be expelled.
Chantal Flores
DispatchRural America
Farmers Reject Nicor's Pipe Dream
Residents of the historic Black farming community of Pembroke, Illinois want an energy upgrade—but they want renewables, not fossil fuels.
Zoe Pharo
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Last Resort Abortion in a Rural Reproductive Rights Wasteland
“If abortion is taken away in Wisconsin completely, people will do much worse things.”
Sam Stroozas
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An Ohio College Privatized Its Energy and Built a Gas Plant on Campus, Outraging Students
OSU announced in 2008 its goal to go carbon neutral by 2050. Now, however, the university is pursuing the construction of a new, gas-powered energy plant despite student protests holding them accountable.
Taylor Dorrell
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These Three Candidates Worked Together to Bring "Sidewalk Socialism" to Their City Council
In spite of India Walton's loss in Buffalo, N.Y., Election Day 2021 still showed promise for socialism on the local level.
Rebecca Burns
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How Climate Change Turned This Moroccan Village Into a Ghost Town
A Moroccan journalist returns to the oasis community where he grew up—parts of which are now abandoned by the effects of climate change.
Khalid Bencherif
DispatchThe Wisconsin Idea
The Small Towns Rejecting Solar Farms
Residents are split over the largest solar farm in Wisconsin moving in next door
Hannah Faris
DispatchLabor
When Scabs Are a Danger to Public Health
United Metro Energy is risking an environmental catastrophe in Brooklyn as billionaire CEO John Catsimatidis stalls union negotiations.
Halsey Hazzard
Dispatch
Shahana Hanif, Socialist Feminist Organizer, Is About to Make History
From the start, the campaign worked to harness the power of an under-tapped activist community of Bangladeshi women—inspiring a new generation of organizers.
Ria Modak
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The $250 Difference: A Lifeline for Working Families May Disappear this December
Most U.S. welfare programs are either targeted or means-tested — the Child Tax Credit breaks this mold.
Bryce Covert
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An Upstream Paddle To Save the Salmon
As salmon swim toward extinction, northwest tribes and environmental activists continue a decades-long battle to restore the Snake River.
Christy Carley
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Alabama Amazon Workers May Get Another Crack at a Union
The warehouse workers' fight enters its second round, just when everyone thought it was finished.
Hamilton Nolan
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