McKeesport, Pennsylvania has been through two Great Depressions. Its recovery from the first holds lessons for today.
On Chicago's southwest side, activists say a massive new distribution center needs to benefit the community.
Before my junior year of college, in 1972, I worked at the manufacturing plant where my father was a foreman. It was an education.
Amid declining union power and attacks on organized labor, some Rust Belt workers are turning to worker-owned cooperatives.
In 2018, a West Virginia teacher’s secret Facebook group sparked a "union renaissance” in the tradition of Mother Jones.
Excerpted from "An Alternative History of Pittsburgh."
"I heard the dreams of a revisionist age, / the once upon a time / of a land strong in industry."
The strike, which helped guide the UAW to prominence in the twentieth century, provides a blueprint for better working conditions and a revival of the middle class.
COVID-19 put a spotlight on worker vulnerability, but creates challenges for traditional in-person organizing tactics.
An excerpt from "Citizen Reporters."
Democratic socialists attending the 2020 Democratic Convention won't be out of place in a city with a long history of socialist governance.
A tour of Milwaukee's conflicted Grohmann Museum. From "The Milwaukee Anthology."