Barbara Ehrenreich’s Call for Socialist Feminism
“Feminism—despite all our efforts—is still largely a middle-class movement and ideology,” Ehrenreich wrote in 1984—words that are still relevant today.
Biden’s Marijuana Reform Plan Is a Good Start. He Can’t Stop There.
The Biden administration has taken the first step to ending harsh and discriminatory laws around marijuana. But it’s a far cry from justice for all those impacted.
The Gangster Socialists of the Red State Beaches
Insurance may suck, but it doesn't lie.
Joe Manchin Says He’s Pro-Job Creation, But He’s Lobbying the Fed to Increase Unemployment
Sen. Manchin has justified fossil fuel extraction because it “creates jobs.” He's also pushing a policy that would cut them.
To Win in the Midterms, Democrats Should Go All In on Reviving the Child Tax Credit
The expanded Child Tax Credit was the most impactful anti-poverty program in a generation. Democrats should campaign on bringing it back.
Teachers and Other Unionists Are Joining Iran’s Gender Justice Uprising
As part of the nationwide protests in Iran, women union members are taking to the streets, saying: “we have nothing to lose but our lives.”
The Left Should Double Down on Electoral Organizing
To build power and transform communities, socialists and movement organizers need to engage in the electoral arena.
Poverty Is a Public Policy Choice
Pandemic safety net programs kept millions out of poverty in 2021. Cutting them will lead to more unnecessary misery.
Asha Banerjee and Ben Zipperer
Why Aren’t Workers at Unions Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness?
While Biden has taken steps to provide student debt cancellation, union workers are excluded from a key relief program—while workers at anti-labor groups like the Heritage Foundation are covered.
Independent Unions Are Great—And Proof of Labor's Broken Institutions
The inspiring wave of independent labor organizing also represents the failure of existing unions.
Grading President Biden’s Economic Record
Rapid job growth and increased worker bargaining power are very good—there’s a whole lot more progressive policy that could be done.
Max B. Sawicky
The Strike that Started the Red Wave
Ten years ago, Chicago teachers modeled what a militant fight for public education looks like by walking off the job. A decade later, the legacy of social justice unionism continues to animate the U.S. labor movement.
Nonprofit Workers Shouldn’t Be Turned Away Because Unions Are at “Capacity”
It’s time for parent unions to think creatively about new organizing.
Republican State AGs Are Trying to Cut Workers’ Wages
While posturing as defenders of working people, over a dozen GOP Attorneys General are seeking to undo wage increases for workers on federal contracts.
Megan Uzzell and JoAnn Kintz
Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan Is a Very Good Economic Policy
The critics are wrong—cancelling student debt will actually help ease inflation and benefit working-class borrowers.
Max B. Sawicky
Salmon or Dams? The U.S. Might Finally Pick Salmon.
The Biden administration has recognized that removing dams is an issue of tribal justice and the only way to save endangered salmon.
The Economy Should Serve People. Not Vice Versa.
A simple shift in perspective can eradicate our taste for austerity.
Now That the IRA Is Law, the Climate Movement’s Fight Has Just Begun
After President Biden’s signing of a “historic” climate bill, environmental organizers have plenty of work ahead to undo the IRA’s worst provisions while keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Monkeypox Is a Workers' Rights Issue
The outbreak of monkeypox shows that workers need protections like paid leave and just cause to help protect public health.
No, More Pipelines Aren’t the Solution to High Gas Prices
Reviving Keystone XL wouldn’t lower gasoline prices but it would increase carbon emissions, environmental destruction and toxic pollution.
Robert Reich: Trump Is Getting the Search of His Mar-a-Lago Estate All Wrong
While Trump claims the search was an "assault" orchestrated by forces seeking to stop him from running for president, in reality the Justice Department is just carrying out an investigation into potential crimes.
Black Women Will Face the Brunt of Abortion Bans. The Solution Is Universal Healthcare.
Those who claim to be “pro-life” should also advocate for a healthcare system that guarantees support for Black mothers and babies most at-risk due to the overturning of Roe.
The Manchin-Approved Budget Bill: A Hell of a Lot Better Than Nothing
Democrats’ new reconciliation deal is far from what progressives wanted. But it could still curb climate change, advance fairness in the U.S. tax system—and boost the party’s chances in the midterms.
Max B. Sawicky
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.