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“This Strike Is a Fight for Our Lives”: Healthcare Workers Are Walking Off the Job to Demand Pandemic Protections
In Chicago and across the country, a wave of strikes by nursing home aides and other healthcare workers is showing that collective action is necessary for survival.
Jeff Schuhrke
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Treating the Traumas of Capitalism: Inside the Life of a Social Worker
A conversation with Michele Manco, a clinical social worker in the Bronx.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
The Great Black Radical You've Never Heard Of
Militant labor organizer Ben Fletcher, in his own words.
Peter Cole
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Healthcare Workers Are Organizing Like Their Lives Depend On It
Faced with ongoing PPE shortages and employer obfuscation about deadly outbreaks, more hospital staff are seeing on-the-job solidarity as essential work.
Alice Herman
Labor
How the Battle in Seattle Changed Everything
In 1999, a coalition of union leaders, environmental activists and anti-capitalists took on the World Trade Organization and ushered in the 21st century for the U.S. Left.
David Moberg
Labor
The Man Building the Bridge Between Labor Rights and Criminal Justice Reform
Jose Garza, the new District Attorney in Austin, is the face of progressive power in Texas.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
As Covid Surges, Doctors Are Striking Against "Retail Health"
A conversation with Dr. Amir Atabeygi, a physician at MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care in Thurston County, Washington.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
Millions of U.S Workers for Walmart, McDonald’s and Other Corporate Giants Rely on Food Stamps and Medicaid
A new report commissioned by Bernie Sanders shows that corporations are soaking up profits—while paying workers so little they depend on government assistance to survive.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
The $15 Minimum Wage Won in Florida, But Biden Didn't. Here's Why.
Activists say the key was actually talking about working-class issues.
McKenna Schueler
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Meatpacking Workers Say Attendance Policies Force Them to Work With Covid-19 Symptoms
As the pandemic rages, punitive attendance policies at corporate meat plants coerce sick workers into showing up, according to activists, experts and the workers themselves.
Heather Schlitz
Labor
Bernie Sanders Is Actively Running for Labor Secretary
Coy before the election, the Vermont Senator is now rallying support to join the Biden administration cabinet
Hamilton Nolan
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It’s Time for the Democrats to Deliver for Workers. Fighting for the PRO Act Is the First Step.
With Joe Biden winning the presidency, the Democratic Party needs to come through for working people by passing legislation to dramatically expand labor rights across the United States.
Jim Williams
Labor
"We Won’t Let Him": Unions Nationwide Are Planning a General Strike If Trump Tries to Steal the Election
President Trump has signaled he’s ready to declare victory before all the votes are counted. These unions are saying "hell no"—by planning massive workplace actions.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
The Brazilian Caregivers Facing Longer Hours, Lower Pay and Compulsory Quarantine
How the pandemic is worsening conditions for the workers who care for Brazil's elderly.
Isabela Dias and Barbara Barcia
Labor
Our Politicians in Alabama Are Scapegoating Immigrants, But Workers Shouldn't Be Fooled
Republicans are trying to deflect attention from their own dismal records.
Jacob Morrison
Labor
Trump and the Rotting Core of America
An interview with labor reporter Hamilton Nolan.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
How to Boost Unions’ Power? Sectoral Bargaining.
Industry-wide bargaining could decrease inequality and improve livelihoods for unionized workers.
In These Times Editors
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How Can We Rebuild Working-Class Politics? Let’s Go to “Strike School.”
In an interview, longtime organizer Jane McAlevey explains how unions and the Left across the globe have the power to defeat the billionaires—if we engage in concerted, collective action.
Eric Blanc
Labor
This Crisis Makes Clear: We Need a Four-Day Work Week, Now
A shorter work week could help create a more thriving society. But to work it must be equitable.
Anna Bianca Roach
Labor
The Nightmare Facing the Poor and Working Class If There’s Not Another Stimulus
With time running out and Republicans balking at more Covid relief, U.S. workers are facing a future of financial misery.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
California's Prop 22 Would Be a Disaster for Workers Everywhere
A conversation with Veena Dubal, professor of law at University of California-Hastings
Maximillian Alvarez
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How Unions Can Bridge the Gap Between Climate and Labor Movements
The unionization of environmental organizations is changing the climate justice movement for the better. Here's how.
Mindy Isser
Labor
This Amazon Grocery Runner Has Risked Her Job to Fight for Better Safety Measures
Courtenay Brown knows she could be on the streets if she loses her job at an Amazon Fresh unit. She’s speaking out about scant Covid-19 safety measures and lack of workplace benefits anyway.
Michelle Chen and Molly Crabapple
Labor
A Bunch of Union Organizers Explain What's Wrong with Unions
We asked the real experts about the gap between public enthusiasm for unions and the lack of actual union members.
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