There was a saying among the mothers: “We’re there for every mother’s son.”
Managers are wielding a new weapon against unions: gender-affirming healthcare
At the recent UAW convention, workers won increased strike pay that starts on day one.
The plan will only further entrench the reasons people leave.
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.
Many Yellowstone workers depend on their bosses for a place to live. When the flood washed away their jobs, they lost their housing, too.
A new wave of attacks on queer and trans rights is here. The Working People podcast asks veteran LGBTQ+ labor organizers how workers can fight back.
When every branch of our government is corrupt to the core, where do we go from here?
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.
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.
It's time to talk about public ownership.
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.
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.”
Don’t blame progressives for Biden’s failures. It’s the party’s right flank that abandoned the working class.
Private prisons for immigrants rake in millions a year by paying pennies an hour.
The symbolism of Biden's Middle East trip is bad. But the president's actions might be even worse.
David Moberg spent his long, illustrious career covering the labor movement from the perspective of workers.
"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.
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.
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.
The pandemic and staffing crisis have left healthcare workers with invisible wounds.
Reforms to curb predatory private probation haven’t worked.
The coffee chain has announced it’s closing 16 stores, including some that have recently unionized. Workers say it’s coercion against labor organizing.
The right wing is starving the government of its ability to guarantee worker rights. Will we let them get away with it?
Work requirements don’t actually increase employment or reduce poverty. But Republicans and conservative Democrats are pushing them anyway.
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.
Shirin Neshat explores how the government invades our dreams
In Red Valkyries Kristen Ghodsee interrogates the false promise of liberal feminism.
The Supreme Court is gutting an agency that has a measurable history of saving lives.
The MPP ruling will bring immediate relief for migrants stuck in Mexico, but doesn't signal anything humane about the court.
Trump and his allies attempted to overturn democracy—and they’re likely to do it again. The Left should lead the charge to stop that effort.
When reality changes, only fools don't change with it.
The Fed’s plan to curb inflation rests on punishing working people—when they’re the ones in need of relief.
How industrial unionism laid the groundwork for today’s anti-racist struggles.
The pandemic has created an opportunity for new movements in industries that haven’t organized before—movements also led by women.
Medical residents and interns in LA County have kept their hospitals running while making minimum wage and struggling to pay rent. Then they overwhelmingly voted to strike and won big.
The rich control our party-system and our morals.
Socialist feminists don’t want “choice”—we demand full abortion rights for all, without exception.
In Tuesday’s Democratic primaries, left-wing challengers in Illinois made history, while in New York, progressive incumbents held onto their seats.
The pandemic and the inflation panic have been a boon to dollar stores, which are spreading rapidly throughout low-income areas and “food deserts,” but dollar store employees are being left behind. That’s why workers and community members are organizing.
The recent election in Colombia has produced new hope for the country—and for the whole region.
Greater civic engagement will depend on enfranchising young voters
Some companies say they will cover abortion travel. Here's what's wrong with relying on their benevolence.
A message from the new Publisher
A farewell message from longtime Editor & Publisher Joel Bleifuss
Across years and several southern states, these organizers have helped drive the massive gas pipeline to the brink of defeat.
After key bills on climate and housing stalled in the legislature, left-wing organizers are working to topple Democratic incumbents and build a united front in Albany.
Immigrant farmworkers in the U.S. often live in food deserts without access to the fruits and vegetables they spend their days harvesting.
Daniel Defense, the company that made the gun used by the Robb Elementary shooter, has been handed over 100 federal contracts.
A conversation with Tevita 'Uhatafe, a rank-and-file member of the Transport Workers Union Local 513 in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Workers are pushing for the grocery store chain’s first union.
While Illinois phases out coal, clean energy jobs hold promise—both for displaced coal workers, and those harmed by the fossil fuel economy.
The private Blue School in New York teaches labor history. Its teachers just walked off the job.
If our tax dollars are furnishing the weapons that kill journalists and other innocents, that’s not just an international crime—it’s against U.S. law, too
California utility company PG&E settles but victims are still to see the full payout
These Starbucks workers were the first to unionize—but labor law went unenforced during their elections.
A single call from an anonymous tipster is all it takes for the government to take children from their families
The climate movement is stepping up pressure on banks to stop the flow of cash to the oil and gas industry.
Against all odds, Amazon workers in New York organized a successful union against one of the biggest companies in the world. Here's how.
Abortion rights are economic rights.
The miniseries stars Rosario Dawson in a depoliticized dystopia
Abortion bans force people to endure often harrowing experiences, and even risk their lives.
Beginning in the 1840s, revolutionary German immigrants introduced agrarian radicalism to Texas and shaped the U.S. tradition of rural socialism
A new report shows the U.S. response to the Covid pandemic has been defined by inequity—and poor and low-income communities are bearing the fatal cost.
The Pennsylvania representative faced down millions of dollars in negative ads from pro-Israel groups and took on the Democratic establishment by running on a bold left agenda.
No more arguing over territory or industries—we need multi-union coalitions capable of organizing on a national scale.
They're required to work as a condition of release from prison. Then the construction industry targets them for exploitation.
The White House appears to have no plans to break Big Pharma's stranglehold on global Covid-19 vaccines.
The White House appears to have no plans to break Big Pharma's stranglehold on intellectual property for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.
Squandering our national moment of opportunity at capitalism's casino.
Before the Russian-funded delivery startup collapsed, Buyk sold itself as a way for workers to escape the gig economy. Former workers say it failed to deliver.
Farming is a stressful occupation. Black farmers face the additional burdens of racism, debt and fear of displacement.
A conversation with veteran educators and organizers Frank Emspak and Adrienne Pagac about the conditions that paved the way for the Wisconsin Uprising.
Biden is making a long-overdue effort to end a cruel Trump-era immigration policy, and the Right is melting down.
Indians know they can’t rely on elites to save them from catastrophe. That’s exactly what could make a climate movement there so powerful.
The Debt Collective has successfully pushed Biden to extend the pause on student loan payments. Now we’re organizing to make the White House cancel all student debt.
From Starbucks and Amazon to political campaigns and digital media, workers in historically unorganized occupations are forming unions—and breathing new life into the U.S. labor movement.
Even as the failures of industrial agriculture become obvious, U.S. agribusiness aims to force it on the rest of the world.
A conversation with South African public health advocate Tian Johnson about outrageous global inequalities in access to Covid vaccines, tests and treatments.
The Supreme Court's plan to strike down reproductive freedom is an attack on workers everywhere. The labor movement should treat it that way—by taking urgent action.
To understand America, we must listen to what Black scholars have been saying about what it means to be white.
Sixteen years ago, Chris Hayes weighed the impact sanctions had on the lives of Iraqis. What lessons can we glean from this today?
The inflation panic is causing some Democrats to pivot from social spending to deficit reduction. That's exactly the wrong approach.
Now is the time to mobilize against the Supreme Court's attack on abortion. History shows it works.
One month after making history by organizing the first U.S. Amazon warehouse, workers could form a union at another facility in New York.
Less than 3 percent of fast food workers and less than 1 percent of nail salon workers are unionized. Workers' councils could give them a seat at the table.
My story mirrors the lived conditions of Black and brown folks in academia nationwide. It’s time to demand better pay and conditions on the job.
The Left has an opportunity to support the people of Ukraine and connect international struggles, without endorsing American militarism.
While employees at Amazon and Starbucks win historic unionization campaigns, the “populist” wing of the GOP has been noticeably silent.
It's time to make Republicans regret that they ever posed as anti-elites.
"Unboxing Queer History" straddles space and time to explore LGBTQ narratives—from lesbian smelt fishing to gay liberation.
A wave of bills to install a new form of school vouchers called “education savings accounts” are spreading across the country.
Union contracts could ensure economic stability among the working class amid inflation.
From robot dogs to face recognition to e-shackles, Big Brother is watching migrants.
Platform co-ops could cut out the Silicon Valley middlemen
A conversation with student and graduate employees about why workers are simultaneously on strike at two universities.
A new industry of venture-capital-backed startups claim their workers are fast. Are they faster than regulations?
Congress needs to pass a War Powers Resolution to end U.S. complicity in the chaos and suffering in Yemen.
Since the pandemic started, the United States has prioritized funding for nuclear arms and the military over global vaccines.
How holding out for the common good led to the longest strike of 2021