Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike March 21-23, 2023, for the first time in four years, shutting down the nation’s second-largest school district for three rain-soaked days.
Tipping Is Not a Reward—It’s an Insult
It’s time to end our national reliance on tipped workers. The unhealthy dynamic created by tipping emerges from decades of legalized subminimum wages and keeps workers subservient to the whims of employers and customers.
Embrace the Mess—in the Name of Gender Justice
It’s time to take back our time and spend it on meaningful activities instead of succumbing to the futility and moral pressure of endlessly cleaning our homes.
The Social Changes We Need, the Class Obstacle We Face
The inflation that plagues the United States and beyond results from a decision made by employers.
How Corporations Hope to Eviscerate Workers’ Right to Strike
Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.
Google’s Stock Climbed After It Fired 12,000 Employees—But What Did They Get Out of It?
The tech sector is laying off tens of thousands of workers, making it clear that economic growth is currently valued above all else.
An Ancient Recipe for Social Success
New evidence and understandings about the structure of successful early societies across Asia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere are sweeping away the popular assumption that early societies tended toward autocracy and despotism.
Public Libraries Continue to Thrive Despite Defunding and Privatization Attacks
Efforts by governments and cities across the nation to defund the public library indicate a misunderstanding of the essential role that libraries play.
The U.S. Finally Has an Economic Plan for a Domestic High-Tech Economy
Matt Thomas was driving Interstate 75 through the Detroit area about two years ago when he caught his first glimpse of “dead” cars—the partially manufactured vehicles marooned on sprawling factory lots amid the shortage of microchips needed for the autos’ safety, entertainment, and GPS systems.
Why the Climate Justice March in South Korea Could Be a Game-Changer for the Environment
On September 24, 2022, more than 30,000 people occupied the main roads of downtown Seoul, South Korea, for the nation’s largest climate justice march.