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Labor news and analysis from The Nation
August 20, 2021
Chicago Teachers to the Mayor: Put Human Needs Ahead of Banks
The $4 billion in federal Covid relief funds coming to the city offers an unprecedented chance to deliver affordable housing, safe schools, and secure neighborhoods. The mayor wants to pay back the banks.
August 13, 2021
Extreme Heat Is Making Farmworkers’ Dangerous Jobs Even Harder
In California, migrant workers in the country on H-2A visas are laboring through heat, atrocious housing, and other afflictions.
August 9, 2021
The Anti-Asian Roots of Today’s Anti-Immigrant Politics
Long before Trump, politicians on the country’s West Coast mobilized a white working-class base through violent hate of Chinese and Japanese immigrants.
August 6, 2021
Unions Are the Heart of Arizona’s Political Change
The historically red state’s GOP is attacking organized labor, but labor is fighting back and turning Arizona blue.
August 5, 2021
Richard Trumka, 1949–2021
The labor leader practiced “true solidarity”—from his days as an anti-apartheid activist to his bold embrace of immigrant rights and Black Lives Matter.
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August 5, 2021
America Faces Cascading Crises. Democrats Must Act.
Any serious effort to alleviate the real problems facing Americans will depend on progressives’ corralling Democratic unity.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 30, 2021
Nina Turner Wants to Go to Congress as a Champion for Labor Rights
“I’ve definitely been in the trenches with my labor sisters and brothers,” says the candidate, who has a long history of defending unions.
July 29, 2021
Nurses Know Better Than Kevin McCarthy: Bring Masks Back
The National Nurses United union is pleading that masks be “universal, in all settings, for all people, regardless of vaccination status.”
July 28, 2021
Diagnosing the Morales Campaign Meltdown
It all sounds like a bad family therapy session. What does the psychiatric literature have to say?
July 26, 2021
How Do We Prepare for an AI Future?
Artificial Intelligence is here to stay. How do we ensure that’s a good thing?