Working » May 17, 2018
Police Union Is Lobbying To Expand Powers To Tase People Who Don’t Pose a Threat
The San Francisco Police Officers Association is aggressively pushing a ballot measure that would allow police to use tasers on members of the public even... more
From The Women’s March to The Poor People’s Campaign, A Call for Economic Human Rights
Teachers in Kentucky marching for health care and students organizing against the school to prison pipeline have a core value in common: They are fighting... more
By Cathy Albisa
Seattle Just Showed How to Rein In Amazon—And the Company Is Going to War
While cities across the country line up to shower Amazon with billions of dollars in tax breaks and free office space, the Seattle City Council... more
By Daniel Moattar
I Work with Mark Janus. Here’s How He Benefits from a Strong Union.
Like everyone else in the labor movement, I’m nervously awaiting the Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which would weaken... more
By Donnie Killen
Colorado Teachers Are Mad as Hell—And Now They’re out on Their First Strike in Decades
Teachers in Pueblo, Colorado have been on strike for the past five days in a historic work action. They’re calling for 2 percent cost-of-living... more
By Rachel M. Cohen
Is Your Job Bullshit? David Graeber on Capitalism’s Endless Busywork
David Graeber had a hypothesis. The anthropologist grew up working-class in New York, and while his scholarship garnered accolades, he’s never felt at... more
By Dayton Martindale
Workers Just Organized the First Federally-Recognized Fast Food Union in the U.S.
As a crowd of 100 protesters surrounded a Burgerville fast-food restaurant in Portland, Oregon on April 26, management simply watched from a distance as a familiar scene... more
By Shane Burley
50,000 University of California Workers Are Still on Strike. One Key Reason: Outsourcing.
On the heels of public sector union walkouts in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona, University of California employees are now out on a... more
By Sarah Lahm
Bernie Sanders Has a Sweeping Plan to Expand Union Rights and Workplace Democracy
The fight to expand democratic control over the workplace just received a major shot in the arm. Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced sweeping legislation... more
By Miles Kampf-Lassin
A New Model for Progressive Politics in the Heart of Deindustrialization
It’s startling when your hometown is labeled the worst city in the United States for African Americans. That’s what happened... more
By Bruce Vail
Homeownership Is Dead. The Future Lies in Public Housing.
In 1948, as he planned the first Levittown developments in New York, which would provide homes to thousands of returning white World War II veterans, real... more
By Tanner Howard
Postal Banking Could Become a Reality Even Without Congress. Here’s How.
When Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation last week to establish simple banking services in every U.S. post office, she continued a trend... more
By David Dayen
What Noam Chomsky Got Right About NAFTA
In 1994, writing for In These Times, Noam Chomsky predicted the trade deal would cause “rural misery and a surplus of labor” and “the fading of meaningful and democratic processes.” more
By In These Times Editors
Yes, a Jobs Guarantee Could Create “Boondoggles.” It Also Might Save the Planet.
In recent weeks, talk of a federal job guarantee has swept into the national political debate. Possible 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and... more
By Kate Aronoff
Why These Immigrants Are Shutting Their City Down This May Day
Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We’re now into the second year of the Trump administration, and the last year has been filled with... more
By Sarah Jaffe
The Visa Loophole That Big Ag Construction Firms Love To Exploit
How hog barn builders are importing labor at low wages and leaving local workers in the dust. more
By Stephen Franklin et al.
University of Iowa Faculty Are Showing How Labor Can Organize Under Right-to-Work
On April 18, non-tenure-track teaching staff at the University of Iowa marched with supporters through cold and sleet to deliver demands and a signed letter of... more
By Daniel Moattar
Why Hundreds of Georgia Bus Drivers Just Staged a Massive Sickout
Robbie Brown loved her students. For 18 years, she drove them in her yellow bus to and from schools in DeKalb County, Georgia. And then, last... more
By Casey Williams
Arizona Teachers Are Out On the Largest Strike in State History. Here’s Why.
Jen Samuels is excited. She is a teacher in the Paradise Valley School District near Phoenix, Ariz. and was up early today, although she will... more
By Sarah Lahm
Don’t Like War? Then Don’t Work! Remembering When Dockworkers Shut Down the Ports on May Day
May Day—a legal holiday for workers in most countries—was born in Chicago. On May 1, 1886, workers shut down America’s greatest... more
By Peter Cole
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