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Labor Leaders Support the Dakota Access Pipeline—But This Native Union Member Doesn’t
by Brooke Anderson
Some of the biggest unions have denounced the water protectors. But critical voices have been missing from the conversation: those of indigenous union members themselves.
The Next Big Thing: Job Benefits That Go Where You Go
by Chris Farrell
We need to overhaul America’s social safety net, which was designed for a different labor market and economy.
Calling All Climate Activists: “Go Out and Get Yourself in Some Holy Trouble”
by Valerie Schloredt
After activists launched a strike shutting off the flow of tar sands oil across the U.S. this week, a movement leader calls for more faith-based direct action.
Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules
by Melissa Hellmann
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.
What? Army Corps Suddenly Decides Coal Trains Won’t Harm Salmon-Filled Columbia River
by Mark Trahant
The next Standing Rock is the Longview Millennium coal export facility. Water protectors know coal dust is like a pipeline accident that happens daily.
For Those Who Don’t Want to Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils
by Peter White
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 Rosenblum
We must build a movement for trade justice that rejects both Trump’s opportunism and the long-standing neoliberalism of the major political parties.
How to Fight Big Oil: Join Your Neighbors
by Sarah van Gelder
Four reasons communities all over the country are winning against the powerful and extremely wealthy fossil fuel industry.
“I Work Like an Independent Worker, and I Feel Happy”
by Sylvia A. Harvey
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 Bayless
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.
In Alaska, Indigenous Voices Raised in the Struggle Between Life and Oil
by Stephen Miller
For years, Congress has been pressed to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Will today’s Indigenous-led climate movements finally seal the deal?
The Secret Strength of Standing Rock
by Michael J. Dax
Natives and non-Native water protectors have found room in this movement for their passions, from traditional wisdom to direct action against fossil fuels.
6 Ways to Make Our Money Bring Us More Happiness
by Kira M. Newman
What if we defined wise spending in terms of the happiness that it brings? Research shows certain spending can bring us closer to others.
We Need Young Farmers, and Colleges Can Help
by Chelsey Simpson
The documentary Occupy the Farm shows the positive impact universities could have if they leveraged their resources to create more farms and farmers.
Before Europe Lets Uber Run Wild, It Should Consider What It Did to US Workers
by Jamie K. McCallum
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?