Workers vs. the Coronavirus Depression

Workers vs. the Coronavirus Depression

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director Listen to the audio version >> The COVID-19 era has confronted workers with unique threats and problems – and they have turned to unique strategies to counter them. The previous commentary, “Striking in the...
Striking in the Coronavirus Depression

Striking in the Coronavirus Depression

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director In response to COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Depression, workers have developed unique strategies and forms of organization to protect their lives and livelihoods. We saw in “Fighting the Great Depression — from...
Self-Help in the Coronavirus Depression

Self-Help in the Coronavirus Depression

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director In the early years of the Great Depression of the 1930s, unemployed and impoverished workers turned to dramatic forms of self-help to survive. Anti-eviction “riots” led by organizations of the unemployed made it...
The Unemployed vs. the Coronavirus Depression

The Unemployed vs. the Coronavirus Depression

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director The preceding commentary, “Fighting the Great Depression – From Below,” described the grassroots action by employed and unemployed workers in the early years of the Great Depression. This commentary and the...
Fighting the Great Depression From Below

Fighting the Great Depression From Below

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director At the pit of the Great Depression in 1930, an American country music group called the Carter Family recorded a song called The Worried Man Blues. It began: I went down to the river and I lay down to sleep When I...
A Plan for Black Lives in the Coronavirus Emergency

A Plan for Black Lives in the Coronavirus Emergency

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director The previous commentary, “Black Lives in the Green New Deal,” described how the uprising in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer is developing toward a movement addressing the...