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In 40 Years of Labor Reporting, David Moberg Never Gave Up on the Working Class
As a staff writer for In These Times from its birth in 1976, Moberg secured a unique position for himself in the small band of the nation’s labor writers.
Stephen Franklin
Feature
The Right Wing Is Going All Out to Unravel Our Democracy
Republicans and the Supreme Court are peeling away voting rights and undermining representative government. Grassroots organizing is the only way to preserve U.S. democracy.
Adam Eichen
Climate
The Supreme Court Is Gutting the Regulatory State. Let's Look at Our Other Options.
It's time to talk about public ownership.
Thomas M. Hanna
Labor
UK Rail Workers Prepare for Second Round of Strikes
After their bosses responded to last month’s 40,000-strong rail workers’ strike with a “paltry” contract offer, the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers are gearing up for another day of strike action on Wednesday, July 27.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
U.S. Railroad Workers Inch Closer to a Possible National Strike
After Biden appointed an emergency board to help resolve the labor dispute, rail workers warn: “We have the ability to stop the trains from moving.”
Jeff Schuhrke
Viewpoint
Biden’s Presidency Is Sinking Because of Conservative Democrats—Not the Left
Don’t blame progressives for Biden’s failures. It’s the party’s right flank that abandoned the working class.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
FeatureInvestigation
Raising a $1-a-Day Wage Seems Like a No-Brainer. Not to Congress.
Private prisons for immigrants rake in millions a year by paying pennies an hour.
Thomas Ferraro
Viewpoint
After the Fist Bump
The symbolism of Biden's Middle East trip is bad. But the president's actions might be even worse.
Phyllis Bennis
Rest in Power, David Moberg (1943-2022)
David Moberg spent his long, illustrious career covering the labor movement from the perspective of workers.
Don Rose
Feature
"Revolutionary Suicide": On the Horrors of Jonestown
"Dad—I see no way out—I agree with your decision—I fear only that without you the world may not make it to Communism." An excerpt from a letter found on the body of Jim Jones.
David Moberg
Labor
Organizers Look Back on Labor Notes 2022
A whopping 4,000 union workers and activists attended the Labor Notes conference in Chicago this year to share strategies and report on the status of the rising labor movement.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
A Pro-union Worker Asked Amazon for Injury Accommodations. Amazon Fired Her.
The Amazon Labor Union victory at the JFK8 warehouse on Staten Island was historic. But right now, as we speak, Amazon is currently in court trying to throw out the results of that election, and pro-union workers keep getting fired.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
Nurses in the U.S. Are Suffering "Moral Injury"
The pandemic and staffing crisis have left healthcare workers with invisible wounds.
Kari Lydersen
Cover StoryInvestigationGoodman Institute
In Small-Town Georgia, A Broken Taillight Can Lead to Spiraling Debt
Reforms to curb predatory private probation haven’t worked.
Nick Barber
Labor
Starbucks Union Files Labor Complaint Claiming Store Closures Are Retaliation
The coffee chain has announced it’s closing 16 stores, including some that have recently unionized. Workers say it’s coercion against labor organizing.
Maxwell Parrott
Labor
America Is Breaking the Bargain It Made For Labor Peace
The right wing is starving the government of its ability to guarantee worker rights. Will we let them get away with it?
Hamilton Nolan
Viewpoint
Forcing People to Work So They Can Get a Child Tax Credit Is a Terrible Idea
Work requirements don’t actually increase employment or reduce poverty. But Republicans and conservative Democrats are pushing them anyway.
Jim Pugh
Labor
The Federal Reserve’s Answer to Inflation Is Class War
The conventional medicine for fighting inflation is to make workers pay. And that is what the Federal Reserve, with Joe Biden’s approval, is planning to do.
Hadas Thier
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