The CEO of United Airlines has stated publicly that airlines are selling more flight tickets than they can actually staff, causing chaos for customers. Yet Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg all but refuses to do anything about it.
Rebecca Burns is a reporter at the Lever.
A new federal proposal would punish banks that have committed crimes by preventing them from managing retirement funds. Wall Street disagrees — and is deploying an army of lobbyists to block the proposal.
Asset manager BlackRock has worked hard to build a reputation for prioritizing climate-friendly investments. But the firm is actively trying to take the teeth out of regulations that require companies to disclose their carbon emissions.
After forcing a contract on exhausted railworkers last week, President Joe Biden vowed to keep fighting for them to have paid sick leave. If he’s serious, here is how he and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg could fulfill that promise.
The booming railroad industry has delivered multimillion dollar payouts to CEOs and shareholders in recent years. The industry has also shoveled millions of dollars into campaign contributions — no wonder Congress knocked down pro–rail worker legislation.
Joe Biden is standing with railroad barons to force a deal on workers who are demanding a reasonable amount of paid sick leave. It’s the latest and possibly starkest example of the chasm between his pro-worker rhetoric during his campaign and his presidency.
Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of FTX cryptocurrency exchange, rose swiftly as a Democratic mega-donor, rubbing shoulders with elites as he lobbied for crypto-friendly regulation. With FTX collapsing now, it’s clear his politicking demanded scrutiny long ago.
Progressive and leftist voters are always told we’re too extreme. The midterm results should quash that narrative.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has received major campaign support from the insurance industry. No wonder — under his watch, legislation has made it harder for policyholders to sue exploitative insurance companies in the climate change–ravaged state.
Through front groups like “Friends of Traditional Banking,” banks are playing a key role in the midterms, funding candidates who will slash regulations and preserve predatory banking practices.
Republican Senate nominee Ted Budd helped clear the way for a controversial 2019 bank merger — then took big campaign cash and loans from the resulting financial behemoth.
Chicago teachers didn’t get everything they wanted after their two-week strike. But they won significant gains that will improve students’ education — and they electrified the city with their solidarity.
The Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 are poised to strike in Chicago. This is no ordinary educators’ strike: the two unions are fighting together for an end to poverty wages in schools; forcing the district to hire more social workers, nurses, and librarians; and winning housing relief for both teachers and homeless students.
We may come to see this year’s Labor Day as the first of a new era of progress for the labor struggle. Here are five reasons to be hopeful about the state of the workers’ movement.
Wall Street has developed new forms of housing discrimination to profit off communities of color.
Debtors of the world, unite?