At its best, the labor movement hasn’t just fought for better wages. It’s fought to bring democracy to workplaces marked by despotism.
Micah Uetricht is an associate editor at Jacobin. He is the author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity and a graduate student in sociology at McGill University.
Recently, Chicago city councillor Carlos Rosa’s socialist politics cost him in the halls of power. He speaks to Jacobin about why he refuses to “throw a movement under the bus.”
Thirty-seven years ago today, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated while giving mass. His killers have never been brought to justice.
Thirty-five years ago this week, El Salvador’s US-backed soldiers carried out one of the worst massacres in the history of the Americas at El Mozote.
The Podesta emails show that Democratic power brokers won’t reward labor’s unwavering loyalty or record contributions.
The implosion of Trump’s campaign should give lesser-evil Clinton supporters space to criticize her policies. Why are they still silent?
Ahead of the Chicago teachers strike, we’re reprinting Class Action: An Activist Teacher’s Handbook — but only with your help.
With an authorization vote of 96 percent, the Chicago Teachers Union has signaled unequivocally that it’s ready to strike again.
With a strike authorization vote this week, the Chicago Teachers Union has the chance to show the power of militant action and democratic organizing.
The Hand That Feeds shows the potential and challenges of low-wage worker organizing.
Rahm Emanuel’s win in the Chicago mayoral election doesn’t spell the defeat of the city’s grassroots movements.
Will Karen Lewis run against Rahm Emanuel?
Karen Lewis should be the next mayor of Chicago.
The American labor movement won’t be able to revive itself without organizing at its grassroots.
The 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike would have never come to be without the patient building of a radical formation within the union, the Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators.
How Chicago teachers took on neoliberal education reform.