Fall 2022 : Work
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In DepthExplore Section
From the Editors
The Work Issue
I am privileged to be able to say that I love the work I do. I find meaning, purpose, and even a sense of identity in my work here at YES! Media. But I also know that, compared to many people in this country, I am in the minority.Read more
The Past, Present, and Future of Work
Our work environment is deeply dysfunctional. But making systemic change requires understanding how we got here.Chris Winters
Undergrads Fight for Their Right to Organize
Long-underpaid undergrad students who work on campus are increasingly seeing the value of their labor and organizing unions.
Sophia L. Burns
Can Unions Still Transform the Workplace?
Young workers, women, and people of color are combining digital innovation with old-school face-to-face organizing to build a new labor movement.
The Café That’s Upending Capitalism
Cafe Euphoria isn’t just another co-op. Its trans and gender-nonconforming owners are pursuing a vision of radical equality.
Mike De Socio
Labor and Climate Form a More Perfect Union
Environmental and labor activists have found success collaborating at the local and state levels. Now they have their eyes on federal policy.
Child Care: Invaluable and Undervalued
Direct payments to home-based child care providers can sustain them and the essential work they do to care for the children of working Americans.
The Job Is Not My Work
Our profit-driven health care system pushes workers to the breaking point. What would it look like to take back our power?
To Transform Work, We Must Rest
Rest is not antithetical to work. We cannot reimagine work without it.
The Future of Work Is No Work
Activists have long suggested that oppressive institutions should be abolished rather than reformed. The same could be said about labor.
Solutions We LoveExplore Section
The Benefits of Berries
Late summer and fall offer a bounty of berries bursting with flavor—and healing potential.
Terra Affirma: The River Reclaims
Landscape endures even when the infrastructure of hubris cannot.
People We Love
These activists are working to ensure Indigenous perspectives are included in fields as diverse as education, health care, and scientific research.
Culture ShiftExplore Section
When the Climate Crisis Hits Home
Climate change is altering not only the environment, but also the way we think about the place and concept of home.
On Becoming a Somatic Abolitionist
Resmaa Menakem intersperses political commentary and predictions about American democracy with explanations of how racialized trauma presents in our bodies, and offers body-focused exercises to deal with it.
Degrowth Gains Ground
Degrowth invites us to envision a much deeper societal transition than simply swapping energy sources to maintain the status quo.