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.
Asking the Oppressed to Be Nonviolent Is an Impossible Standard That Ignores History
It is a curious spectacle to have the head of a state, with all the levers of power, not using that power to solve a problem, but instead offering advice to the powerless about how to protest against him and the broken government system.
Is the Right Wing ‘Whitewashing’ the History Curriculum Taught in Public Schools?
A fight over new history curriculum standards in Virginia is part of a nationwide campaign to undermine public schools and prevent educators from teaching the truth about America’s inequality.
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.
Behold, the New GOP Culture Wars
The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.
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.
Americans Want Government-Run Health Care—What’s Standing in the Way?
It’s true that the number of uninsured Americans has dropped to an all-time low. But that fact obscures the failures of our patchwork, profit-driven health care system.
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.
Police Violence Reached an All-Time High Last Year—Are We Ready to Shrink Police Budgets?
The year 2022 was the deadliest year on record in the United States for fatalities at the hands of law enforcement. According to the Washington Post’s police shootings database, law enforcement officers shot and killed 1,096 people last year. In comparison, there were 1,048 shooting fatalities at the hands of police the year before, 1,019 the year before that, 997 the year before that, and so on.