Chicago

‘We’re Not Treated Like We’re Essential. We’re Treated Like We’re Disposable.’

April 8, 2020

Amazon is using COVID-19 rules to control their employees, not to protect them, says an Amazon worker who took part in the fourth strike at a Chicago facility.

Neoliberalism, Nike, and the Need to Organize a Movement

February 17, 2020

What do resistance to Obama’s presidential library project in Southside Chicago, Nike’s $5 million donation to it, and the giant shoe company’s relationship with Kaepernick’s activism have in common?

Chicago School Support Staff Win Deal to End Strike

October 29, 2019

The Chicago teachers strike has entered its ninth day. Support staff won’t cross picket lines even after reaching a deal to end their strike, says Jeffrey Howard, Executive Vice President at SEIU Local 73.

Chicago Teachers Strike for Children’s Services and Affordable Housing

October 18, 2019

Teachers in Chicago aren’t just committed to fighting for higher wages. They say the city has the money to support its students and teachers outside of the classroom.

Billions Stolen From Black Families by Predatory Lending

June 20, 2019

White Collar criminologist Bill Black analyzes the new study, “The Plunder of Black Wealth in Chicago,” opening the way for a fruitful conversation about reparations and our future

Chicago's New Mayor to End Water Shutoffs

Chicago’s New Mayor to End Water Shutoffs

May 22, 2019

The move will help tens of thousands who are struggling with rapidly increasing bills, but there is still work to be done to make Chicago’s water affordable, says organizer Jenya Polozova    

New Chicago Mayor Promises to Reduce Crime by Fighting Poverty

New Chicago Mayor Promises to Reduce Crime by Fighting Poverty

April 3, 2019

Chicago overwhelmingly elected its first Black and openly gay woman to lead a major city. Micah Uetricht of In These Times analyzes the result

Showdown in Chicago: Lightfoot vs. Preckwinkle

Showdown in Chicago: Lightfoot vs. Preckwinkle

April 1, 2019

No matter who wins – Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago will have elected an African American woman mayor for the first time in history, says Camille Erickson of In These Times

Opposition Grows to Hopkins' Armed, Private Police Force Proposal

Opposition Grows to Hopkins’ Armed, Private Police Force Proposal

February 21, 2019

On Friday legislators will hear from  supporters and opponents of the bill

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike for Decent Health Care

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike for Decent Health Care

September 19, 2018

Chicago’s UNITE HERE union is engaged in one of the largest labor actions in the city in decades, for a new contract for service workers at 30 hotels, with simultaneous strikes at 26 of these. We speak to the Local 1 strike captain