Britain May Be Headed Toward a "De Facto General Strike"
Unions representing British postal, rail, education and communication workers are rediscovering the workplace as a battleground.
These Poop Lagoons Can Poison Waterways, but Regulation Is Patchy
Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) produce dangerous amounts of animal waste, but only one third of them have a federal permit.
U.S. Rail Workers Are Poised to Begin a National Strike Next Week
After rejecting an agreement brokered by the White House, railroad workers could walk off the job ahead of the busy holiday season.
This World Cup Is Brought to You By Abused Migrant Workers
Reports of widespread labor exploitation and safety hazards cast a dark shadow over the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The “Labor Shortage” Is Being Used as a Pretext to Harm Workers
Lawmakers and bosses are citing a supposed lack of workers as justification for a suite of reactionary policies aimed at further squeezing the working class.
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The Rural Vote Is Again in Play
The midterms showed that rural voters must be an integral part of the Democratic strategy if they want to win in 2024.
“Come To The Table, Cowards”: Starbucks Workers’ First National Strike
We spoke to strikers in Boston, New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh about their fight to bring the multi-billion dollar company to the bargaining table.
Meggie Gates, Eloise Goldsmith and Rohan Montgomery
The Left Has a Lot to Celebrate After the Surprising Midterm Results
After the midterm elections, more left-wing insurgents are going to the House, Bernie Sanders has two strong allies in the Senate and progressive ballot measures passed everywhere.
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
Democrats Can’t Be Counted On to Stop the MAGA Right, So Socialists Are Stepping Up
After the midterms, Congress will have more socialists than ever—while progressive policies won across the country. The Left will have to use its power to take on the anti-democratic GOP.
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Democrats Need To Be Even Better on Abortion To Win the “Blue Tsunami” They Need
An interview about the midterms with reproductive justice pioneer Loretta Ross.
How to Fix the Pathetic Florida Democratic Party
To reverse their dismal midterm election performance, Florida Democrats need to embrace working people, the environment and Unite Here.
Will Lithium Mining Turn California's Salton Sea into a Green Energy Sacrifice Zone?
Once a tourist destination, the Salton Sea faces ecological collapse, toxic dust storms—and maybe a lithium boom.
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Democrats Must Invest in Young People If They Want to Win
The midterms proved the climate generation is a force to be reckoned with.
The Good Years May Be Over, and Labor Didn't Get Much
The meager returns of Democratic control of the government remind us that true power comes from organizing workers.
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How the Democrats Won and Lost the 2022 Midterms
What the surprising results mean for the electoral Left.
Unionizing Is Now a Constitutional Right in Illinois. Here’s How It Happened.
In Tuesday's midterm elections, a majority of Illinois voters backed the Workers Rights Amendment which will enshrine the ability to organize. A coalition of unions, along with socialists, helped propel the campaign.
In Key Swing States, Union Members Are Democrats’ Last Line of Defense
In 2020, UNITE HERE workers led the charge in canvassing voters and played a key role in Democrats’ electoral victories. This year, they’re taking the lead once again.