An interview with historian Erik Loomis about his new book, Out of Sight, on the labor and environmental catastrophes caused by our outsourcing of dirty jobs. Plus: the Mizzou football players, updates in the Fight for $15, and FedEx workers on strike.
A new survey reveals just how severely the United States’ pension system is failing its retirees.
The new House speaker’s career-long crusade against welfare, women’s rights, and corporate accountability belie his image as a “moderate” Republican.
Should the left champion jobs for all or advance a basic income as part of a broader anti-work politics? Can we do both? Join Dissent, Jacobin, and the New Economy Coalition for a panel discussion, November 9 in Brooklyn.
Bank worker Khalid Taha tells us why he’s standing up for better banks and better wages. Plus: Bernie Sanders on a picket line, sexual harassment at T-Mobile, and a win in the fight against on-call scheduling.
A Ukrainian academic from Donetsk told me last year that the region of eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down is sometimes called the “house of burning stones.” The coal-rich region is home to shallow methane repositories …
Kurdish activist Dilar Dirik in conversation with Meredith Tax, Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7 p.m. at the New School.
Recent contract negotiations at Fiat Chrysler are signaling an end to the infamous two-tier wage system. We speak with Chrysler worker Alex Wassell and Professor of Industrial Relations at Clark University Gary Chaison about the new deal.
Thinking of the United States as a nation of immigrants may promote inclusivity in a time of rising xenophobia, but it also serves to exclude and obscure what the U.S. really is: a nation of migrants.
Jedediah Purdy explains why there is no more “nature” independent of human activity—and what that means for our politics.