Our Children Are in Crisis
A preschool teacher in Vermont writes about the calamity of going back to work in the fall.
A Semester to Die For
In our latest dispatch, an English professor argues that plowing ahead with university reopening in the fall is akin to the Thatcherite mantra, “There is no alternative.”
Middle School Can’t Be Digitized
A middle school teacher explains why we can’t just throw all of our lessons online in the face of COVID-19 and pretend that education is continuing as usual.
“We Survive by Working in Their Homes, If They Refuse to Pay Us, How Will Our Homes Run?”
Three domestic workers from India talk about how the pandemic has exacerbated the worst features of working in the informal economy.
What Do I Tell My Students?
A NYC teacher provides an account of being severely beaten by the NYPD for simply violating an 8 pm curfew.
Sympathy Won’t Win Us Better Conditions
A care worker writes about the struggle for PPE, wages, and job security in the UK.
Operating a Train in a Pandemic
A New York transit worker explains the limits of TWU’s conciliatory leadership and advocates a rank-and-file approach as the only way for workers to survive the pandemic.
My Fight as a Worker and as a Feminist During COVID-19
An Italian textile worker reflects on the economic crisis surrounding COVID-19, its specific impacts on woman workers, and the urgent need for a feminist labor movement.
Transit Workers’ Struggle in a Pandemic
A transit worker writes of the political potential of the demand for PPE.
Only the Rank and File Can Save Us Now
Organizing, workplace action, and basic protective equipment is not a privilege. It is a necessity if we want to be able to contain Covid-19 and for saving the lives of nurses and patients.