The U.S. is finally moving away from fossil fuels, but there aren’t enough electricians to do the job.
Unionized government employees are stepping in.
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Farmworkers have risked it all to shed light on the abuses they endure. Are we ready to listen?
A task force calculated how much Black residents should receive for systemic, state-sanctioned discrimination and ongoing harm.
As the landscape of films and scripted television has changed dramatically, Hollywood's writers have seen their earnings plummet. Now, they’re on strike.
Amid the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people who have health insurance actually rose, and has now hit record highs.
Multiple state bills are undoing protections against child labor, but some groups are pushing back.
It was like money falling from the sky. Except the city of Los Angeles would be sending it to her in a debit card every month. A thousand dollars. To
Despite years of progress, Hollywood is still majority white, male, and able-bodied, especially in leadership. A new effort is trying to seed the industry with more disabled people, especially disabled Black women creatives.
The pay gap between men and women has stubbornly persisted for two decades. Here’s how to close it.
Amid police crackdowns on mutual aid efforts around housing, many activists are finding support in each other.
For “Rising Up with Sonali,” YES! Racial Justice editor Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Carl Rosen, General President of United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, and Marilee Taylor, 34-year veteran retired locomotive engineer and member of Railroad Workers United.
Billionaires are just one symptom of our upside-down economic system.
Neither will the American Dream.
Before the freeways came in, Bronzeville, on Milwaukee’s North Side, was a vibrant neighborhood known for its restaurants, bars, and jazz scene. The area had been home to successive waves
Without the need for dedicated land or water, honeybees offer a more stable climate future.
Commuting time continues to grow, in effect reducing wages by more than 10%.
Author Melissa Hope Ditmore suggests that current political attention on human trafficking is performative rather than practical. In her new book, she makes the case for enforcing and expanding labor laws.
Exploited sailors escaped to form egalitarian outlaw societies under the Jolly Roger.
Tired of waiting for the city to address housing justice, Baltimore’s constellation of grassroots activists and institutions are charging forward to keep residents in their homes and increase availability of affordable housing.
Over 10 years, trillions of dollars in assets have been extracted from global fossil fuels.
Financial nonprofits are building capacity for transformative energy upgrades that could turn climate action dreams into realities.
Labor activists take steps to preserve the documents and strategies they use today, so future organizers will have a practical guide.
From the Los Angeles Tenants Union to Downtown Crenshaw, communities of color in L.A. are rewriting the rules of housing rights.
Nonprofit organizations attract employees from diverse backgrounds, but often fail to create affirming workplace cultures for them.
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