Other Writings

‘Strong and Loving, Relentless and Fierce’: NY Home Care Workers Win Big,” Interview with Ilana Berger, Convergence, August 4, 2022.

Did Occupy Wall Street Make a Difference?, The Nation, September 17, 2021. With Ruth Milkman and Penny Lewis. (Plus excerpts from our interviews with core activists here).

DSA’s Sumathy Kumar & the Socialists in Office Committee,” Interview with Sumathy Kumar, Convergence, August 20, 2021.

Mapping the Moment: Georgia Hollister Isman’s Take on the Dems,” Interview with Georgia Hollister Isman, Convergence, May 28, 2021.

Unions Take Up the Fight for Racial Justice, Organizing Upgrade. May 19, 2021.

Building Class Power by Fighting for the Common Good, Organizing Upgrade. January 6, 2021.

Strike for Democracy! Organizing Upgrade. October 26, 2020.

From Resolutions to Transformation: How Unions Are Organizing for Racial Justice, Organizing Upgrade. July 17, 2020.

Housing Is a Worker Issue: Why the Labor Movement Should Support the ‘Beyond Recovery’ Campaign, Labor Notes. July 15, 2020.

Essential Work, Organizing Upgrade. April 15, 2020.

The Coronavirus Crisis Exposes How Fragile Capitalism Already Was, Labor Notes. April 8, 2020.

It Didn’t Have to Be Like This, Labor Notes. March 27, 2020.

Vietnam, COVID-19 and Public Health. Interview with Professor Le Vu Anh. Portside, March 26, 2020.

Response to Ronaldo Munck, Great Transition Initiative, April 2019. A contribution to an exchange on Workers of the World Unite (At Last)

What’s the Deal with Tariffs?, Organizing Upgrade. October 3, 2018.

Talking About Trade with Solidarity, Steward Update, September 2017.

What Happens if We Win?  Jacobin, July 28, 2017. For the Left, winning local office is one thing — actually governing is another.

No compromises, no concessions: When raising the minimum wage becomes a bad thing (with Jen Kern). Salon, February 5, 2017.

How to Make a Corporate Democrat Govern as a Progressive (at least some of the time): Andrew Cuomo, Zephyr Teachout, Bernie Sanders and the Working Families Party, Medium. January 9, 2017.

A Starting Point. Jacobin, November 16, 2016. The success of minimum-wage ballot initiatives shows the first steps for building a left platform under Trump.

And A UnionJacobin, April 11, 2016. Minimum-wage victories must be part of a broader strategy to win worker power.

Sanders Is Fighting to Raise the Wages for Most Black and Latino Workers. Huffington Post, March 24, 2016. With Mark Paul.

#BlackLivesMatter and #Fightfor15: Building movements for racial and economic justice. Public Seminar, January 22, 2016.

$15 per Hour or Bust: An Appraisal of the Higher Wages Movement. New Labor Forum, December 1, 2015.

Time is PoliticalJacobin, July 20, 2015. The fight to control the working day remains one of our most important labor struggles.

Who Were the 99 Percent? Huffington Post, February 5, 2015. With Ruth Milkman and Penny Lewis.

Occupy after Occupy. Jacobin, June 1, 2014. With Ruth Milkman and Penny Lewis.

The 10 Worst Things about Working in Fast Food and Retail, AlterNet. December 13, 2013.

The top 10 myths about working retail – at the holidays and beyond. The Guardian, November 25, 2013.

May Day: Reflecting on Bangladesh Factory Disaster and Corporate Terror. (with Paula Chakravartty). Al Jazeera, May 3, 2013.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: A Labor Day Assessment of the Past YearNew Labor Forum, August 2, 2012.

Labor and Occupy Wall Street: An Appraisal of the First Six Months. New Labor Forum, April 8, 2012. With Penny Lewis.

Crying Wolf Over Higher Wages in a Time of NeedHuffington Post, December 9, 2010.

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