Rebecca Burns

Rebecca Burns is a Chicago journalist whose work has been featured in ProPublica Illinois, the Chicago Reader, and The Intercept. She is also a contributing editor at In These Times

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Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor/AP Photo

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is a critical derivatives regulator, and a House reauthorization fails to fortify it. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP

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