Rutgers AAUP-AFT members marching during their most recent contract dispute. In the foreground, a sign reads "Equal Pay For Equal Work." (Photo courtesy of Rutgers AAUP-AFT) A recent Nature editorial¹ highlighting student mental health struggles across graduate programs in the United States failed to address the crisis for what it is: a symptom of a greater issue. … [Read more...] about A Mental Health Crisis Among Graduate Students: Uncovering the Root Cause
Some may have the impression that Target Workers Unite has been a project of the non-profit corporation known as United For Respect (formerly Organization United for Respect at Walmart or OUR Walmart). We rank and file Target workers issue this statement to clarify the relationship between Target Workers Unite and United For Respect (U4R). Our First Strike Target … [Read more...] about Target Workers Unite: Statement on the ‘United For Respect’ Organization
The Trump election brought numerous horrifying political developments in the federal government as well as the growth of (organized) fascist violence. However, the growth of the left and workers’ struggles counter those serious developments. The declaration of the “death of the left and the working class” seems to have been premature given the growth of the Democratic … [Read more...] about Rethinking Reforms
Photo: Jim West, jimwestphoto.com, cropped from original. We know good organizers when we meet them. They’re accessible. They listen and show respect. They react calmly to all kinds of people, take their time to size up a situation, and engage people on their own terms. They brim with suggestions for action, but they’re open to new ideas. They’re not bossy. They … [Read more...] about Where Do Good Organizers Come From?
Illustration by Corey Brickley The emergence of the base-building trend is a very welcome development. It signifies a theoretical and practical advancement for revolutionary praxis in the US, which has been floundering and flailing for decades, unable to keep up with the restructuring of global capitalism or truly face off against its social, political, and military … [Read more...] about Base-Building and Workers’ Self-Inquiry