Starbucks has carried out a vicious national union-busting campaign, but Starbucks workers have responded with strikes across the country. We spoke to a Chicago barista about why she and her coworkers have walked off the job.
Sarah Hurd is a producer for the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America’s Midwest Socialist podcast.
Cook County workers never stopped working during the pandemic. At the bargaining table, they say that Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle refuses to recognize their sacrifices — which is why 2,500 county workers are currently in their second week of a strike. We spoke to one of the strikers.
Byron Sigcho-Lopez is a socialist running for Chicago city council. In an interview, he describes immigrating to the US from Ecuador, fighting gentrification, and why socialism is needed to change politics for the better.