Micah Uetricht is a contributing editor at In These Times and is a former associate editor and editorial intern at the magazine. He is an associate editor at Jacobin, the author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity, and has written for the Nation, the Chicago Reader, VICE News, the Guardian and elsewhere. He previously worked as a labor organizer. Follow him on Twitter at @micahuetricht.
UPS Is Flush With Cash. It’s Up to Workers to Demand the Company Cough It Up.
The econ 101 explanation of how wages and benefits work goes something like this: when times are tough and companies are losing money, they have to limit workers’ compensation and hire less. When... MORE
Working · August 10, 2018
Sorry, Charter Boosters: Record Numbers of Teachers at Chicago Charter Schools Are Organizing Unions
Unionized teachers can help keep charter administrations accountable to their workers—and to students. MORE
Act Locally · April 12, 2017
Attacked by Trump and Ignored by Democrats: Chuck Jones on Labor’s Fight
The local labor leader discusses Carrier, outsourcing and being targeted by the president-elect on Twitter. MORE
Features · January 11, 2017
Labor Leaders Deserve Their Share of the Blame for Donald Trump’s Victory
Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States. I feel a wild urge to scrub my hands with steel wool and bleach after typing those words—my... MORE
Working · November 10, 2016
Think Democrats Take Labor’s Money and Loyalty for Granted? Here’s Proof.
This article was first posted at Jacobin. After the 2012 presidential election, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka told labor journalist Josh Eidelson that the union federation “won’t be taken for... MORE
Working · October 28, 2016
Would a Universal Basic Income Strengthen or Shred the Social Safety Net?
Debating the merits—and dangers—of instituting a universal basic income in the U.S. MORE
Features · June 10, 2016
A Chicago Teacher Explains Why She’s Going on a Potentially Illegal Strike Tomorrow
The Chicago Teachers Union is going on strike on Friday. But they aren’t going alone. The union struck in 2012, claiming to fight not just for themselves but for a broad social... MORE
Working · March 31, 2016
Chicago Teachers Union Joins Demand for Rahm Emanuel, Anita Alvarez To Resign
The Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates, the union's member-led governing body, voted tonight to demand the resignations of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and State's Attorney Anita Alvarez in the wake... MORE
Working · January 6, 2016
Chicago Teachers Union’s Overwhelming Approval of Strike Shows Power of Bottom-up Organizing
The numbers are in from the Chicago Teachers Union's strike authorization vote, and it's not even close. After three days of voting last week, 22,678 of the union's 24,752 eligible members cast... MORE
Working · December 14, 2015
The Coming Chicago Teachers Union Strike Could Be a Watershed Moment for a City in Crisis
The Chicago Teachers Union currently finds itself in strange territory for a 21st-century U.S. labor union: defending a recent victory. Labor has lost so often in recent decades that defeat has become... MORE
Working · December 11, 2015