Subject: Teachers Nurses & Care Workers
No Way Out, Democracy Journal, Spring 2023.
Work Won’t Love You Back: Reproductive Health Workers Have Rights, Too, The Progressive, August/September 2022.
How the Attack on Teachers Threatens the Future of Public Schools, Rethinking Schools, Spring 2022 .
The US healthcare workers who can’t afford health insurance, Equal Times, March 7, 2022.
Why ‘golden hellos’ won’t sort out Britain’s labour shortage, The Guardian, August 12, 2021.
Who Cares?, The Baffler, May 2021.
To Find What Works in the Virtual Classroom, Many Teachers Are Adapting Old Strategies, Rethinking Schools, Spring 2021.
Worker Centers: Where Causes Cohere, and Forge Power, The American Prospect, April 21, 2021.
Steel Away, Bookforum, March 23, 2021.
First, Nurses Saved Our Lives—Now They’re Saving Our Health Care, The Nation, February 22 issue.
The Growing Power of West Virginia’s Teachers, The Progressive, May 16, 2020.
Belabored Stories: What if Nurses Ran the Healthcare System?, Dissent, April 17, 2020.
Belabored Stories: A Healthcare Worker Day of Action, Dissent, April 14, 2020.
Belabored Stories: Education at a Distance, Dissent, April 8, 2020.
Social Reproduction and the Pandemic, with Tithi Bhattacharya, Dissent, April 2, 2020.
How Chicago Teachers Built Power Between Strikes, The Progressive, October 22, 2019.
The Return of the Strike, The Progressive, October 8, 2019.
Sara Nelson is Not Afraid to Strike Back, The Nation, May 10, 2019.
What Rydell High School Can Teach Us about the LA Teachers Strike, The Nation, February 7, 2019.
‘This Is Much Bigger than Us, Than Our Union, Even Than Our City’, The Nation, January 23, 2019.
The Radical Organizing That Paved the Way for LA’s Teachers’ Strike, The Nation, January 19, 2019.
‘This Model of Education Is Not Sustainable’, The Nation, January 15, 2019.
Writing the Unions’ ‘Fight-or-Die Survival Chapter’, New York Times, September 2, 2018.
The Struggle to Stay Middle Class, The New Republic, April 26, 2018.
Why teachers are adopting a more militant politics, The New Republic, April 18, 2018.
Who’s protecting home-care workers in the #MeToo era?, Dame Magazine, April 3, 2018.
West Virginia Teachers Walk Out, Dissent, February 23, 2018.
How to Halt Labor’s Slow Death, The New Republic, February 16, 2018.
How the Media Is Abetting the GOP’s War on “Welfare”, The New Republic, January 31, 2018.
Consider the Flight Attendant, The New Republic, December 21, 2017.
Socialized Medicine Won the Healthcare Debate, The New Republic, September 29, 2017.
Home care workers have our lives in their hands. They’re paid only $10 an hour, The Guardian, July 13, 2017.
Impending Chicago Teachers’ Strike Adds Power to Nationwide Movements Against Inequality and Racism, Truthout, December 18, 2015.
Teachers are Schooling Government on How to Improve Education, Dame Magazine, September 15, 2015.
When Will We Stop Exploiting Home Care Workers?, Dame Magazine, May 15, 2015.
“This victory belongs to all of us”: How teacher Agustin Morales got his job back, Salon, December 9, 2014.
The resurgence of the public education nation, Truthout, October 17, 2014.
“Poster child for tenure”: why teacher Agustin Morales really lost his job, Salon, October 13, 2014.
Philadelphia’s school reform debacle: despised governor crosses the line, Salon, October 10, 2014.
America’s Ebola blind spot: why this country isn’t equipped to save patients, Salon, October 6, 2014.
The Fight for Universal Pre-K: New York Charts a Checkered Path Toward Equal Early Education, Truthout, September 3, 2014.
The Bad Black Mother Myth, Salon, August 6, 2014.
The Curve: What Do the Recent Supreme Court Decisions Mean for Women’s Economic Security?, The Nation, July 17, 2014.
with Kathy Geier and Sheila Bapat
In Upset, Reform Candidate Wins Massachusetts Teachers Association Presidency, In These Times, May 13, 2014.
Brooklyn Teachers Strike a Blow Against Excessive Testing with May Day Boycott, In These Times, May 12, 2014.
Teachers’ Strikes, Catching Fire, In These Times, March 26, 2014.
The High Stakes of New York’s Heated Charter-School Battle, In These Times, March 13, 2014.
Care Before Profit? Nurses Get Radical in Fight to Save Brooklyn Hospitals, In These Times, March 11, 2014.
In Nick of Time, Portland Teachers Make Deal to Avert Strike, In These Times, February 20, 2014.
Massachusetts Teachers Aim To Knock Down ‘Data Walls’, In These Times, February 12, 2014.
Sandy’s Nurses, The Progressive, Winter 2014.
16-Hour Shifts but Not a Real Worker?, In These Times, October 23, 2013.
How Young is Too Young for Standardized Tests? A (5) B (Never), In These Times, October 15, 2013.
Nurses Taste Victory in Battle That Shook New York Politics, In These Times, September 14, 2013.
In Major Win for Nurses, Judge Rescues Brooklyn Hospital from SUNY Shutdown, In These Times, August 20, 2013.
A Race for Care in Brooklyn, In These Times, August 7, 2013.
Nurses and a City Council Member Brave Arrest To Stop SUNY Hospital Closing, In These Times, July 11, 2013.
Taking the Caring Out of Teaching, In These Times, July 4, 2013.
SUNY Defies Court Order as Nurses Fight to Save Long Island Hospital, In These Times, June 25, 2013.
Who cares for Chicago’s children?, Al Jazeera English, June 6, 2013.
New York Didn’t Pull a Chicago, But Dissident Teachers Aren’t Giving Up, In These Times, April 26, 2013.
A Day Without Care, Jacobin, Spring 2013.
Grin and Abhor It: The Truth Behind “Service With a Smile”, In These Times, February 4, 2013.
What You Need to Know About the Seattle Teachers Rebellion and the Deeply Flawed Test That Inspired It, AlterNet, February 1, 2013.
Trickle-Down Feminism, Dissent, Winter 2013.
In New Report, 2086 Domestic Workers Speak Out, In These Times, November 27, 2012.
5 So-Called Liberal Pundits Who Are Attacking Teachers, AlterNet, September 12, 2012.
Low Benefits, Temporary Jobs: Work Is Getting Worse, But Hope for Labor Rights Is Emerging from a Surprising Place, AlterNet, August 28, 2012.
What’s Campbell Brown Doing Smearing Teachers All Over the Media?, AlterNet, August 2, 2012.
Thanks to Nurses Union and Occupy Wall Street, Pressure for Financial Transaction Tax Grows, AlterNet, November 30, 2011.
Nurses Are Striking Across the Country Over Patient Safety, The Nation.
with C.M. Lewis