Cities & Communities

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The strike has put 1 percent of the city’s workforce on the picket lines, and they want more than higher pay and smaller class sizes—they want a better life for their communities. Read more

Working in America

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A New York assemblyman proposes a new, statewide, public payment system that could uplift downtrodden communities. Read more

Economic Policy

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In an industry with lax enforcement of safety standards and where the companies in charge are let off the hook, worker deaths are all too common. Read more

Working in America

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Under current authority, the post office can expand its financial services options. A major postal workers union even has it in their bargaining contract. Read more

Day One Agenda


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Google partner Sidewalk Labs wants to remake the Toronto waterfront as a privately run digital development. It may really be a digital dystopia. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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By announcing it would not comply with a California law reclassifying its workers as employees, Uber is returning to the company’s time-honored tradition as a scofflaw. Read more

Law and Justice


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Inspired by a recent Kansas-Missouri pact, Garden State lawmakers may warm to reforms that scale back competition with New York and Pennsylvania over jobs. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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Some money-losing transit districts shift to ridesharing—but the cost for that may prove even greater. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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Why the failure to come up with a plan to revitalize the country’s infrastructure could force Washington to abandon funneling money into the auto-centric past and come up with a dynamic program of 21st-century solutions. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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As The Baltimore Sun wrote, it’s better to have a few rats than to be one. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Some California cities may be willing to try them. Read more

Economic Policy


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The progression of the Fight for 15 from a left-wing community organization and a left-wing union to left-wing cities to left-wing states to the Democratic mainstream is representative of the broader transformation of the Democratic Party in recent years.  Read more

Working in America


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As construction booms in an increasingly progressive city, workers find the power to unionize in the otherwise non-union South. Read more

, Working in America


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No policy limits African American income, wealth, and education as thoroughly as housing segregation. Herewith, a plan to end it. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Ahead of the first 2020 presidential debates, Dems have released some of the most far-reaching housing plans in decades. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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After recent subway derailments, Wu has taken up the banner that state political leaders have dropped, sounding the alarm that Massachusetts officials must develop comprehensive solutions to the beleaguered transit system before it’s too late. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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Amid an ever-worsening crisis of affordable housing, investment in transportation can be key to connecting people to affordable homes. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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He’s enacted more groundbreaking progressive legislation than any other Democratic presidential candidate. And he’s going nowhere fast. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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As the rideshare app goes public, contract workers are striking for benefits and a living wage. Read more

, Working in America


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The latest episode of Infrastructure Week was brought to you by the number two trillion. Read more

Money, Politics and Power