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  • Robots Don't Catch the Coronavirus

    by Alan Singer

    Companies have used federal funding in previous crises for selfish, rather than public, ends. In the COVID-19 crisis some are using bailout funds to make jobs permanently disappear. 



  • Martin Luther King Jr. Predicted This Moment

    by Gene Sperling

    Today, we are forced to confront the dissonance between our nation’s labeling of workers as “essential” and “heroes” and their limited wages, benefits and ability to organize.


  • What About the Waitresses?

    by Alison Owings

    I wonder if – when – this viral horror is over, customers will have a new appreciation for the women, and men, who serve.



  • Coronavirus and Chronopolitics

    by Gabriel Winant

    What matters now is the balance of authority in everyday life—between young and old, worker and boss.