Union Power After the Election

The development of a social democratic faction in the Democratic Party has given labor a chance to punch above its weight. But access alone isn’t power. Dissent MagazineDissent Magazine  More...

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By admin On Friday, November 13th, 2020

The 2020 Elections: A Roundtable

Five Dissent editorial board members discuss what the elections tell us about the path ahead for the left, center, and right in American politics. Dissent MagazineDissent Magazine  More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

A World Without Work?

Contemporary automation discourse responds to a real, global trend: there are too few jobs for too many people. But it ignores the actual sources of this trend: deindustrialization, depressed investment, and ultra-wealthy More...

By admin On Monday, November 9th, 2020

Hal Rogers’s Kentucky Kingdom

The second-longest-serving Republican in the House isn’t as well-known as Mitch McConnell, but he has pioneered a model of political economy replicated to grim effect across rural America. Dissent MagazineDissent More...

By admin On Friday, November 6th, 2020

A Blow for Labor Rights in California

Gig workers were barely scraping by even before companies like Uber spent $ 200 million on the successful campaign to pass Proposition 22. Now, two paths lie ahead: one paved by corporate cash, and the other blazed More...

By admin On Thursday, November 5th, 2020

The Rise of Border Fascism

Far-right groups threaten violence amid a contested election. How did we get here? Dissent MagazineDissent Magazine  More...

By admin On Monday, November 2nd, 2020

“What’s Actually Going on in Our Nursing Homes”: An Interview with Shantonia Jackson

The structural conditions shaping care work are highly exploitative—and are profoundly linked to the high degree of COVID-19’s spread within both long-term care facilities and the communities that supply their More...

By admin On Friday, October 30th, 2020

Know Your Enemy: Suburban Woman, with Dorothy Fortenberry

Dorothy Fortenberry, playwright and writer on The Handmaid’s Tale, talks about gender and politics, the work women do, the importance of institutions, the #Resistance, and more. Dissent MagazineDissent Magazine  More...

By admin On Friday, October 30th, 2020

Belabored: Trump’s Broken Promises

Trump and Pence claim that industrial jobs are “booming” under their leadership. In Lordstown and Indianapolis, local labor organizers tell a different story. Dissent MagazineDissent Magazine  More...

By admin On Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Misery at the Happiest Place on Earth

A massive round of Disney Parks layoffs is acutely felt in Florida. Dissent MagazineDissent Magazine  More...