Nation’s Second-Largest School District Wants to Kick McDonald’s Out
by Olivia AndersonNov 04, 2016
- After almost four years of McTeacher's Night fundraisers, teachers in the greater Los Angeles area are demanding the fast-food chain stop predatory marketing toward their students.
Where Citizens Can Run for Office Without Big Money—and Win
by James TrimarcoNov 04, 2016
- Maine’s unique solution for clean elections involves $5 contributions and campaigns funded entirely by taxpayers. And it’s working.
Key Sanders Supporter on Loving—and Criticizing—the Democratic Party
by Sarah van GelderNov 02, 2016
- Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner talks about being disinvited to introduce Bernie Sanders at the DNC, racism in America, and grassroots leadership.
Forget More Regulation: Make Corporations Serve the Public Interest
by David KortenNov 02, 2016
- The purely private-purpose corporation is an illegitimate entity. This is the elephant in the room that no politician dare mention.
It’s Citizens Who Will Save Us From Citizens United
by Sarah van GelderOct 26, 2016
- Constitutional amendment organizers are confident of an eventual victory. “The push toward justice has always started at the grassroots.”
Three Massive Mergers—Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water, and Climate
by Wenonah HauterOct 20, 2016
- In addition to advising on all three mega-mergers, Credit Suisse is playing a big role behind the scenes of the Dakota Access pipeline.
We Never Voted for Corporate Rule
by David KortenOct 19, 2016
- The $66 billion sale of Monsanto is yet another reminder of how corporations have colonized the world and subverted democracy. To regain our future, we must claim our right to popular sovereignty.
What If Twitter Were Owned by the Users Who Love It
by WeAreTwitterOct 19, 2016
- The #WeAreTwitter movement wants users to buy Twitter as co-owners and show Wall Street how a business should be run.
The Next Big Thing: Job Benefits That Go Where You Go
by Chris FarrellOct 17, 2016
- We need to overhaul America’s social safety net, which was designed for a different labor market and economy.
Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules
by Melissa HellmannOct 14, 2016
- Thanks to an ordinance passed last month, service and retail workers will finally get reasonable shift schedules, along with their $15-an-hour minimum wage.
For Those Who Don’t Want to Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils
by Peter WhiteOct 13, 2016
- Ranked-choice voting is catching on, and Maine might become the first state to help citizens vote for candidates they actually want.
Trump’s Fake Critique of Trade Deals Leaves Out Workers
by Jonathan RosenblumOct 13, 2016
- We must build a movement for trade justice that rejects both Trump’s opportunism and the long-standing neoliberalism of the major political parties.
“I Work Like an Independent Worker, and I Feel Happy”
by Sylvia A. HarveyOct 11, 2016
- What today’s workers can learn from day laborers and domestic workers about job security, health benefits, and retirement.
Divest From Prisons, Invest in People—What Justice for Black Lives Really Looks Like
by Liza BaylessOct 11, 2016
- Instead of addressing the roots of drug addiction, mental illness, and poverty, we’ve come to accept policing and incarceration as catch-all solutions. It’s time for a change.
Before Europe Lets Uber Run Wild, It Should Consider What It Did to US Workers
by Jamie K. McCallumOct 07, 2016
- An unregulated Uber has helped to create an economy where part-time, low-wage, on-demand work is the new norm. Should Europe really follow suit?