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What Can the Biden Admin Do to Make Our Food System More Resilient? Make it More Local.
Our food supply chains are vulnerable because they’re highly concentrated, corporatized and unaccountable to the public.
Ben Lilliston
Labor
AFL-CIO Reprimands Vermont Leader For General Strike Resolution, Saying It Could Have Given Trump "A Reason to Invoke Martial Law"
Read the full letter from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to the rebellious Vermont State Labor Council.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
Shrugging Off Anti-Union Campaign, New York Times Tech Workers See a Chance to Make History
Times workers plan to ride the media union wave right onto a bigger wave of tech organizing.
Hamilton Nolan
LaborRural America
For Farmworkers, the Fight for the 8-Hour Day Isn’t Over
Federal labor laws exclude farmworkers from overtime pay and other protections. After years of advocacy by farm labor groups, lawmakers in Oregon, Washington and Colorado are working to change that.
Alex Brown
Labor
No Evil But Plenty of Union Busting at Vegan Food Company
Two former workers at No Evil Foods in Asheville, North Carolina, sound off on the company's recent layoffs.
Maximillian Alvarez
Viewpoint
The GOP's Assault on Democracy Demands a Third Reconstruction
Voter suppression threatens the American experiment as we know it. History tells us that hope rests on our ability to mobilize the masses.
Rev. Liz Theoharis
Viewpoint
Democrats Are Wasting Precious Time with a Measly "Bipartisan" Infrastructure Deal
The plan announced at the White House on Thursday is a drop in the bucket. Democrats need to forget Republicans and pass a bold package that makes massive public investments.
Max B. Sawicky
Viewpoint
How To Murder a Good Idea With Conventional Wisdom
"Defund the police" is a completely rational policy prescription. Political pundits don't care.
Hamilton Nolan
India Walton, Buffalo's Black Socialist Mayor to Be, Is About to Make History
Walton, a longtime community organizer, won a stunning primary victory over the Democratic incumbent in Buffalo, New York where she’s poised to usher in a new era of municipal socialism.
Nick Vachon
Labor
Chicago Nurses Are Going on Strike—And Management Is Bringing in Scabs Through a Text Blast
Nurses and support staff in the Chicago area are joining other militant healthcare workers across the country by walking off the job, despite attempts by their bosses to hire strikebreakers.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
One Way to Boost Workers and the Labor Movement? Give Unions Power Over Unemployment Insurance.
A reform from Belgium in the early 1900s would both increase unemployment insurance benefits and decrease the cost of labor organizing. It’s time for the U.S. to embrace it.
Francisco Diez
Labor
A Charter School Named For the Author of "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" Is Union Busting
At Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Massachusetts, teachers say a hostile administration is trying to crush their union.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
Robert Reich: Blame Chipotle, Not Workers, for the Price of Your Burrito
Republicans claim stimulus payments have forced employers to overcompensate for a labor shortage. But the only shortage is of jobs that pay a living wage.
Robert Reich
ViewpointRural America
Firefighters Are Worth More than $13.45/Hour
Federal wildland firefighters are leaving the workforce because the risks of the job outweigh the poor pay. It couldn't happen at a worse time.
Jonathon Golden
Feature
The Growing Movement to End U.S. Complicity in Colombia's Human Rights Abuses
Activists are calling on Congress to freeze funding to the country's repressive security forces, and House progressives have taken note.
Cruz Bonlarron Martínez
Feature
The Supreme Court Has Upheld the ACA. The Next Frontier? Medicare for All.
With Obamacare intact, progressives are aiming to move toward a universal, single-payer healthcare system.
Jessica Corbett
Labor
The Roots of Today's White Collar Union Wave Are Deeper Than You Think
At UAW Local 2110, Maida Rosenstein has quietly organized the most prestigious group of cultural institutions on the East Coast.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
The Painful History of Injury in the Workplace
In the latest instalment of Working People, author Nate Holdren discusses his new book, 'Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era.'
Maximillian Alvarez
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