Micah Uetricht is the associate editor of In These Times. He is also a contributing editor at Jacobin and author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity (Verso). He lives in Chicago. Follow him on Twitter: @micahuetricht.
Whether Emanuel wins or loses his fight for mayor, the savvy coalition leading the charge against him may already have changed Chicago politics for the better.
Its annual conference proved that ALEC is still cozy with the NRA—and still pushing the agenda of giant corporations and right-wing ideologues.
A coalition of labor, community and environmental groups is making it clear that ALEC isn’t welcome in the union town.
CORE’s victory is a boost to social movement unionism—and a model for other unions around the country.
Demanding a living wage of $15 per hour, employees at Macy’s, Subway, McDonald’s, Victoria’s Secret and more have walked off the job.
Inspired by Vermont’s successful drive for universal healthcare, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer is working with activists from Maine, California and Oregon to expand healthcare access.