Sarah Lazare, In These Times

Sarah Lazare

In These Times

Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

She Refused To Take a Drug Test Before Getting a Workplace Injury Treated—And Was Fired

A worker's arm was mangled in a machine. Before treatment, a manager requested a drug test. → Read More

To Prevent Future Rail Tragedies, We Need to Nationalize the Rail System

“Corporate greed turning railroads into banks to extract billions and billions of dollars from what should be critical infrastructure.” → Read More

The "Labor Shortage" Is Being Used as a Pretext to Harm Workers

Lawmakers and bosses are citing a supposed lack of workers as justification for a suite of reactionary policies aimed at further squeezing the working class. → Read More

‘Red Cup Rebellion’: Striking Chicago Starbucks Workers Brave Cold to Send Message to CEO Howard Schultz

Workers accuse the company of refusing to bargain in good faith for a union contract. → Read More

Joe Manchin Says He’s Pro-Job Creation, But He's Lobbying the Fed to Increase Unemployment

Sen. Manchin has justified fossil fuel extraction because it “creates jobs.” He's also pushing a policy that would cut them. → Read More

Big Tobacco Is Funding Opposition to Global Covid Vaccine Access

Tobacco companies are bankrolling a group that is working to defeat an intellectual property waiver. And the companies have a direct interest in doing so. → Read More

The Pentagon Is Protecting and Funding the Same Gun Makers Democrats Want to Regulate

Daniel Defense, the company that made the gun used by the Robb Elementary shooter, has been handed over 100 federal contracts. → Read More

The LGBTQ Rights Group That Helped Launder Amazon’s Image

Human Rights Campaign gave Amazon a perfect score on workplace equality—while Amazon was donating to the organization. → Read More

The Weapons Industry Sees the War in Ukraine as a Goldmine

Arms companies are exploiting Russia's invasion to push a military spending frenzy. → Read More

How Amazon workers turned union-busting "captive audience" meetings against the corporate giant

Amazon workers in Staten Island, NY, shocked the nation last week with a vote to form the company's first union → Read More

Biden Is Using the Ukraine Crisis to Justify Dangerous Investments in Nuclear Weapons

The president's budget calls for $50.9 billion in nuclear weapons spending. → Read More

New "Compromise" on IP Waiver for Covid Vaccines Is Worse Than No Deal, Activists Say

A tentative agreement between India, South Africa, the United States and the European Union only waives intellectual property for Covid vaccines (not tests or treatments). → Read More

Democrats Quietly Cut $5 Billion in Global Covid Aid—With Biden Already Behind on Vaccine Donations

The Biden administration would actually have to increase its donations 50% to meet its pledges. → Read More

Broad Economic Sanctions on Russia Could Follow Familiar Playbook of Punishing the Poor

The impulse to punish Russia for its unconscionable invasion of Ukraine is understandable, but wrecking entire economies comes at a high human cost. → Read More

Top Weapons Companies Boast Ukraine-Russia Tensions Are a Boon for Business

In calls with investors, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin boasted that the worsening conflict is helping profits. → Read More

Biden Is Wrong. There Are No Such Things As “Defensive” Saudi Weapons in the War on Yemen.

Biden wants to put a friendlier face on U.S. support for the war. We shouldn't let him. → Read More

A Think Tank Funded by Weapons Companies Tries To Exempt Them From Climate Change Regulations

The Heritage Foundation has received considerable donations from the arms industry. And now it's trying to shield that industry from climate regulations targeting military contractors. → Read More

He Exposed Colombia’s Vaccine Contracts with Big Pharma. Then the Right Came for Him.

What the case of Camilo Enciso reveals about the power of pharmaceutical companies. → Read More

A Landmark Win for Domestic Workers Lurks in the Reconciliation Bill

$190 billion for home care has been folded into reconciliation—toward measures aimed at improving pay and job security for domestic workers. → Read More

U.S. Says It Supports a Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver, But Document Reveals It Is Dragging Feet at WTO

Global health advocates say a patent waiver would ease access to Covid vaccines, but the U.S. declined to support as-is a proposal to greenlight the waiver, a summary of a September 14 WTO meeting shows. → Read More