Joe Biden is backing a minuscule student debt relief plan that would leave millions in debt while giving private lenders a bailout. We need to abolish all student debt, plain and simple.
Ben Beckett is a union steward in New York City and a member of New York City DSA.
The New York Post Is Terrified That Socialists’ Demands Are Popular and Their Methods Are Democratic
The New York Post is screaming that if the city isn’t careful, socialists will “really take over.” The paper is terrified that average New Yorkers actually like the socialist platform — and that socialists are very good at organizing to win it.
It’s not just the right thing to do — canceling student debt would be insanely popular and not very difficult. If Joe Biden’s supporters are serious about him winning, they should pressure him hard to do it.
To protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bucks sat out Game 5 of the NBA playoffs — and forced the entire league to shut down. The Bucks players are workers who shut down their workplace with a strike. You can go on strike, too.
The Chicago Teachers Union threatened a strike in response to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s refusal to move city schools to remote learning for the fall. Hours later, the mayor caved. Strikes work — and during a pandemic, they can save lives.
Despite Their Union Leaders’ Arguments Against Medicare for All, Nevada’s Culinary Workers Chose Bernie
Leaders of Nevada’s Culinary Union Local 226 said Bernie Sanders would take away the union’s healthcare plan. The union’s members caucused for him anyway.
Bernie Sanders announced a massive new labor plan today. One plank in particular on Medicare for All and union contracts stood out to me as a unionized worker: a rule that would give me and my coworkers an enormous monthly raise.
New York carpenters are facing a disastrous two-tier contract filled with cuts for new workers. Rank-and-file carpenters have to fight back against the union leaders who rammed it down their throats.
A new video from the Bernie Sanders campaign is proof: Sanders has used his bully pulpit to amplify workers’ struggles around the country, in a way no national politician in the United States has done before now.
Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Pramila Jayapal just introduced a plan to completely eliminate student debt. Now let’s fight like hell for it.
As Bernie Sanders’s campaign gets underway, questions of how socialists should relate to voters and the state have become more pressing. Few historical figures provide more insight on this front than democratic socialist Salvador Allende’s government in Chile.
The billions of dollars in student loan debt are an economic and moral crisis. Bernie Sanders should promise to wipe it all out.
Just last night, there was no end to the government shutdown in sight. But when airport workers started calling in sick and raising the threat of a strike, everything suddenly changed.
We don't need a full-on general strike to stop the federal shutdown. A strike by small groups of workers — pilots, air traffic controllers, and flight attendants — would force the government to reopen.
Mainstream politicians and media are losing their minds over Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They're terrified of how her approach could transform American politics.
Medicare for All would be a tremendous boon to unions. So why is New York’s labor movement divided on the campaign for it?
Federal workers have dealt with low pay, degraded working conditions, and repeated employer lockouts. If they want to improve their conditions, they’ll have to organize.
In 2018, workers started getting restless. Some unions took advantage of that restlessness — and won big. Others rolled over to management without a fight.
You could listen to the pundits, or you could listen to your heart. Bernie Sanders should run for president.
New York’s transit workers have enormous leverage over Amazon. But to use it, they will have to break with Andrew Cuomo.