Longtime union organizer Joel Brooks is running for city council in Jersey City on a platform of permanently affordable housing, a municipal Green New Deal, and a public safety agenda that stabilizes rather than upends people’s lives.
Oren Schweitzer is a member of Yale Young Democratic Socialists of America.
University of California student researchers have announced they have union authorization cards from a super-majority of 17,000 researchers throughout the UC system — one of the largest union drives in recent US history. We spoke to three of the researchers about why they want a union.
In recent years, Democratic Socialists of America members elected to all levels of government have been faced with a new challenge: what to do with their office. Three staffers for New York State assembly member Phara Souffrant Forrest discuss how to organize for socialism from a state capital.
Alexa Avilés is a community organizer in South Brooklyn, member of the Democratic Socialists of America, and candidate for New York City Council. In an interview, she discusses her history of education organizing, recent billionaire-funded scaremongering attacks against her, and why she’s running for office as part of a citywide socialist slate.
Kenyon College student workers are on an unfair labor practice strike today. The strike comes during a campaign to organize the first US union representing all undergraduate workers on a campus. Jacobin spoke to several strikers and two campus maintenance workers supporting them about why they’re organizing — and how other students can follow their example.
Socialists keep winning elections. The latest: Tiffany Cabán, who won the Queens, New York, district attorney race last night. She will soon have the opportunity to radically overhaul the criminal justice system by ending cash bail, halting prosecution of crimes of poverty, decriminalizing sex work, and more.