Oversight Has Led to Better Housing for Migrant Farmworkers. Why Aren't Some States Doing It?
With no national regulation, employers often provide subpar housing to the migrant farmworkers who sustain the billion-dollar food industry.
Johnathan Hettinger and Sky Chadde
Elites Are Clueless, and so on
Kurt Vonnegut's words live on.
In These Times Editors
How Private Equity Gave Rise to a New Power Elite
The dominance of predatory financial firms has allowed a class of super-rich investors to exert vast control over our economic and political lives.
When Cops Tell You Who They Are, Listen
A cartoonist illustrates police union leaders’ statements, in their own words.
As Afghans Suffer, U.S. Stalls on Plan to Return Central Bank Funds
In September, the U.S. created a foundation that was supposed to unfreeze Afghanistan's foreign assets. Yet, interviews with trustees reveal that, in three months, no funds have been disbursed—or concrete plans made—to help the Afghan people.
10 Predictions for Labor in 2023
AI's menace, institutional failures and a labor movement basking in energy not seen in decades.
Título 42 fue un desastre. Lo que sigue no se ve mucho mejor.
La terminación ordenada por la corte del Título 42 marca un paso importante hacia la restauración del acceso a las protecciones humanitarias en la frontera. Pero la administración de Biden debe hacer más para luchar contra el legado racista del programa.
Azadeh Shahshahani y Chiraayu Gosrani
Title 42 Was a Disaster. What’s Next Doesn’t Look Much Better.
The court-ordered termination of Title 42 marks an important step toward restoring access to humanitarian protections at the border. But the Biden administration must do more to fight the program's racist legacy.
Chiraayu Gosrani and Azadeh Shahshahani
The Biggest Strike in Starbucks' History Is Underway
Starbucks workers at around 100 stores have begun a national three-day walk out, the union campaign’s largest action yet.
Debt Ceiling Deja Vu
Then and now, how does the bipartisan embrace of austerity help working people?
In These Times Editors
UC Grads' Bargaining Committee Drops Core Demands, Sparking Rank-and-File Activism
Strategic differences come to the fore as the largest higher education strike in the country's history enters its second month
The Republican Party’s Plan to Fight Inflation Is a Sham
Republicans don’t have a strategy to lower costs for consumers, but they are plotting to slash the safety net.
Max B. Sawicky
What Today's Labor Reformers Can Learn From a Rank-and-File Coal Miners' Victory 50 Years Ago
Labor militants ousted entrenched leadership at the mine workers’ union in 1972. Current organizers can take lessons from both the challenges and successes of the historic campaign.
Inflation myths only benefit the rich.
Crypto Predators Wage Class War with a Smile
The cryptocurrency bubble reveals the emperor’s new grift.
Elon Musk’s Takeover Through The Eyes of Twitter’s Janitors
Three weeks before the holidays, Twitter laid off its custodial staff. We spoke to them on what they saw at HQ.
The City That Kicked Cops Out of Schools and Tried Restorative Practices Instead
Here’s what happens when a school rethinks punishment.
Remember El Mozote
On December 11, 1981, El Salvador’s US-backed soldiers carried out one of the worst massacres in the history of the Americas at El Mozote.
Micah Uetricht and Branko Marcetic