Teamster-affiliated Uber drivers in Seattle have won raises & benefits through city legislation. Now the union & employers are backing a bill that would take some benefits statewide—but would preempt Seattle from regulating the companies.
Latest Census Bureau data shows the United States grew more racially diverse over the past decade — a change driven in part by an increase in the multiracial population and the growing number of Hispanic or Latino residents in Southern states...
Racial justice forces need to win governing power within the current system and then continue to build the strength to dismantle the racist state and replace it with an antiracist one: fight against the white republic and for antiracist democracy.
Shefali Milczarek-Desai and Tara Sklar
Our research, drawing on interviews with nursing aides and emerging studies of other essential workers during COVID-19, shows how employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risks...
Voting is absolutely critical for democracy. But at the end of the day, stopping a coup attempt will depend on far more than the ballot, and will require creative and courageous acts of civic and political engagement from all of us.
“In an America...Black people ‘are considered dangerous even when they are in their living rooms eating ice cream, asleep in their beds, playing in the park, standing in the pulpit of their church, birdwatching, exercising in public, or walking..."
2019 has seen an outpouring of local and state efforts to stem the tide of mass incarceration, from bail reform and mass bailouts, to efforts to close jails and legislation to divert people from lengthy prison sentences.