Rebecca Burns is an award-winning investigative reporter whose work has appeared in The Baffler, the Chicago Reader, The Intercept and other outlets. She is a contributing editor at In These Times. Follow her on Twitter @rejburns.
Rank-and-File Union Members Are Leading Another Massive Strike. This Time It’s AT&T Workers.
Thousands of AT&T employees across the Midwest are entering the sixth day of a rare, rank-and-file-led work stoppage over alleged unfair labor practices. The union representing them, Communications Workers of America ... MORE
Working · June 5, 2018
YMCA Childcare Workers Just Went On Strike. Here’s Why.
When Vivian Clark got a job with a Chicago-area Head Start program 15 years ago, it seemed like the “stepping stone” her family had been waiting for. Her son, then aged 9, had... MORE
Working · March 5, 2018
Landlords, Your Lease Is Up: A New Movement for Rent Control Is Spreading Across the U.S.
Tenant activists, local unions, community organizations and socialists are leading campaigns to regulate rents and weaken the market's grip on housing. MORE
Features · March 5, 2018
INVESTIGATION: The Troubled History of the Fund Tapped for Rahm’s Controversial Cop Academy
$20 million in West Side TIF money for job creation has sat unspent, and another $36 million was "ported" to other districts. Now more than $10 million is being used for a police academy that will create only 100 temporary jobs. MORE
Features · February 20, 2018
Socialism, Coming to a State Fair Near You
Give us funnel cake, but give us roses too. MORE
Act Locally · September 15, 2017
A New Deal for Wall Street
Trump's plans for mass privatization are a colossal giveaway to the 1%—and Democrats helped pave the way. MORE
Features · July 20, 2017
A New Deal for Wall Street: Trump’s Plans for Mass Privatization Are a Colossal Giveaway to the 1%
Trump wants to sell off our infrastructure—and Democrats helped pave the way. MORE
Features · July 20, 2017
Chicago Charter School Teachers May Strike This Week
When the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) struck in 2012, then-CEO of the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) Juan Rangel took the opportunity to sing the praises of the city’s charter schools, which remained... MORE
Working · October 17, 2016
Sim City and the Worst Ways to End Homelessness
The neoliberal mindset doesn't compute with ethical public policy. MORE
Culture · July 19, 2016
The Laquan McDonald Email Dump Shows Rahm Emanuel’s Administration in Crisis Mode
A guide to the documents released by City Hall in the aftermath of the Chicago police shooting. MORE
Features · January 5, 2016