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.
Sarah Hurd is a producer for the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America’s Midwest Socialist podcast.
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.