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A young girl points a pink Polaroid at the camera as a man in a baseball cap looks on, laughing. They're in a living room cluttered with toys and photos.
Labor
The Nation’s Coal Miners Get a Rare Piece of Good News
MSHA’s new silica rule—recommended 50 years ago—could save thousands from black lung, although advocates worry about enforcement.
Kim Kelly
Labor
What Today's Labor Activists Can Learn From the Legacy of Ron Carey
The late Teamsters reform leader Ron Carey succeeded in turning around a corrupt and conservative union. Today’s labor reformers looking to revitalize their own unions can take lessons from his career.
Steve Early and Rand Wilson
THE WAR ON PROTEST
FeatureCover Story
The War on Protest Is Here
Political repression is on the rise as the state finds new ways to criminalize dissent and collective action.
Adam Federman
The Political Coalition the Left Needs to Win
"The situation is, without question, daunting. But there are signs of possibility all around us—and the future is ours for the taking."
Alex Han
LaborFeature
Two Years In, These “Progressive” Companies Still Haven’t Negotiated First Union Contracts
The union wave at big U.S. retailers hasn’t yet resulted in first contracts for workers at Trader Joe’s, Starbucks and REI. But unions are proving their value in other ways.
Jeremy Gantz
Rural America
“Crisis”: Half of Rural Hospitals Are Operating at a Loss, Hundreds Could Close
A new report paints a grim picture for small-town health care—especially in states that have not expanded Medicaid.
Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez
Viewpoint
Congress Has Decided to Stay Far Too White
The GOP-led House has eliminated the office on diversity and inclusion, maintaining a system of racial exclusion in the halls of power.
James Jones
LaborFeature
Can Grocery Workers Take Back Their Union?
Faye Guenther’s multiyear plan to revolutionize the grocery workers union.
Hamilton Nolan
ViewpointIsrael & Palestine
Sunday's Rally in New York Is Just About Israeli Hostages—that's Not OK
"I cannot call for the release of the hostages without an explicit demand for an immediate cease-fire and an end to the Israeli assault on Gaza."
Ellen Lippmann
Labor
The Baltimore Bridge Collapse is a Story About Deregulation
From Baltimore to East Palestine, deregulation is killing working people.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborViewpoint
Books Are the Missing Piece of a Unionized American Culture Industry
Organizing book stores like Barnes & Noble could lift up the entire creative underclass.
Hamilton Nolan
Departments
It's on All of Us to Dismantle Colorism
People of color with darker skin tones make less money, face more health risks, and are more likely to be arrested than their lighter skinned counterparts. We have a collective responsibility to confront it.
Dayton Martindale
LaborViewpoint
The UAW Is Standing Up with Mexican Autoworkers
With its Mexico solidarity project, the UAW will fight alongside the country's growing militant independent labor movement, ensuring justice for autoworkers extends beyond borders.
Brandon Mancilla
Viewpoint
"The People Won": Kansas City Voters Reject Billionaire Stadium Tax
In a blow against billionaire sports franchise owners, Kansas City voters rejected a 40-year stadium tax. It's a victory for community interests over corporate greed.
Ryan S.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference on February 05, 2024 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Labor
The Right Has a New Playbook to Crush Unions and Enshrine Corporate Power
The American Legislative Exchange Council is pushing a spate of anti-worker bills in states across the country—the latest in the group's onslaught on collective bargaining rights.
Juliana Broad
Israel & Palestine
50,000 "Uninstructed" Wisconsin Voters Send Biden Clear Message to End Genocide
Tuesday's primaries in Wisconsin, New York and Connecticut showed there is such strong disapproval of Biden's support for the Israeli assault on Gaza that it could cost him the general election.
Christina Lieffring
LaborFeatureEn Español
Una Semana Laboral De 32 Horas Es Nuestra Para Tomarla
La lucha por jornadas laborales más cortas puede unir a los trabajadores.
Sarah Jaffe
LaborFeature
A 32-Hour Workweek Is Ours for the Taking
The fight for shorter hours can unify workers everywhere.
Sarah Jaffe
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