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Working class news and analysis from The Nation
May 15, 2020
The Virus, the Press, and the Comfortable Class
Liberal and conservative elites aren’t grappling with the pandemic’s toll on working-class people—and the impossible choices they’re forced to make.
May 14, 2020
Conversations With ‘The Nation’: Ai-jen Poo
Join the labor activist in discussion with
editorial director/publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel for our weekly virtual series.
May 13, 2020
Go to Work or Stay Home? An Essential Worker Is Forced to Make a Wager With Fate.
Scenes from a pandemic: 7
May 8, 2020
Hit Hard by Covid, Nursing Home Workers Threatened to Strike—and Won
Underpaid and overworked long before the pandemic, workers demanded more personal protective equipment, more stringent safety protocols, and hazard pay.
May 5, 2020
The Pandemic Has Made the Poor People’s Campaign Virtual—and Vital
A powerful movement—and a moral leader whose time has come—will mobilize millions to demand change.
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April 29, 2020
Olympic Workers of the World Unite!
In the age of Covid-19, Olympic athletes across the globe are standing up to demand a bigger piece of the five-ring cake.
April 29, 2020
Meatpacking Plants Are a Front in the Covid-19 Class War
Eager to reopen the economy, Donald Trump and Republican governors are taking extraordinary measures to force the poor to do dangerous jobs.
April 27, 2020
The NCAA Is Poised to Allow Players to Benefit From Their Labor
That so-called “student-athletes” are being permitted to benefit from their name, image, and likeness is not the end of the battle, but it is a step in the right direction.
April 17, 2020
Trump’s Sports Advisers Represent the Worst of the Sports World
This crew will push to reopen sports with little care for the health and safety of their employees.
April 16, 2020
Testing. Testing. 1-2-3 Testing.
The path out of this pandemic involves millions of tests—and much more data about the body’s immune response to the virus.