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The Democratic Supermajority Won’t Save New Yorkers

The current state legislature in New York State is being heralded as “historically progressive,” and many unions and community organizations have high hopes for what they may be able to achieve in Albany. Organizing for direct change, using our strategic positions as workers, has the potential to be much faster and more effective than lobbying politicians.

Democrats Never Cared About Minimum Wage

Last night, the Senate Parliamentarian ruled that a $15 minimum wage cannot be passed with a simple majority. Democrats have said that they will not challenge her ruling, making it clear that they will always prioritize the interests of big business over workers.

Biden Betrays Promise to Fight for $15

In a conference call with governors last week, Biden assured them that a federal increase in the minimum wage will not pass congress and that he has no intention of fighting to make it happen. This statement is only the latest in a series of compromises and broken promises that reveal the real priorities of the new administration.  

The Politics of AOC

Socialists must call for an independent investigation into right-wing violence and threats against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while also recognizing her role in providing a liberal cover for imperialist policies.

Unions in the Biden Era

The Capitol riot showed the threat of an emboldened Far Right. At the same time, however, it allowed Joe Biden’s new government to present itself as a “defender of democracy.” It is urgent for the working class to fight not only against the Right, but also against Biden’s neoliberal and racist policies, and unions will be a key part of that struggle. 

With Help from the Squad, Nancy Pelosi Is Re-Elected House Speaker

Nancy Pelosi won her reelection bid for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, continuing in the leadership position that she has occupied for 18 years. Her victory demonstrates the folly of reformism, and the failure of the strategy to push Democrats left.

ny legislature

The Democratic Supermajority Won’t Save New Yorkers

The current state legislature in New York State is being heralded as “historically progressive,” and many unions and community organizations have high hopes for what they may be able to achieve in Albany. Organizing for direct change, using our strategic positions as workers, has the potential to be much faster and more effective than lobbying politicians.

Democrats Never Cared About Minimum Wage

Last night, the Senate Parliamentarian ruled that a $15 minimum wage cannot be passed with a simple majority. Democrats have said that they will not challenge her ruling, making it clear that they will always prioritize the interests of big business over workers.

Biden Betrays Promise to Fight for $15

In a conference call with governors last week, Biden assured them that a federal increase in the minimum wage will not pass congress and that he has no intention of fighting to make it happen. This statement is only the latest in a series of compromises and broken promises that reveal the real priorities of the new administration.  

The Politics of AOC

Socialists must call for an independent investigation into right-wing violence and threats against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while also recognizing her role in providing a liberal cover for imperialist policies.

Unions in the Biden Era

The Capitol riot showed the threat of an emboldened Far Right. At the same time, however, it allowed Joe Biden’s new government to present itself as a “defender of democracy.” It is urgent for the working class to fight not only against the Right, but also against Biden’s neoliberal and racist policies, and unions will be a key part of that struggle. 

With Help from the Squad, Nancy Pelosi Is Re-Elected House Speaker

Nancy Pelosi won her reelection bid for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, continuing in the leadership position that she has occupied for 18 years. Her victory demonstrates the folly of reformism, and the failure of the strategy to push Democrats left.