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Biden Is Supporting The Amazon Workers Trying To Unionize In Alabama — Finally

Biden Is Supporting The Amazon Workers Trying To Unionize In Alabama — Finally

"Unions put power in the hands of workers, they level the playing field, they give you a stronger voice, for your health, your safety, higher wages protections from racial discrimination and sexual harassment," Biden said in the two-and-a-half-minute video. "Unions lift up workers, both union and non-union, but especially Black and Brown workers. … So…
Why Joe Biden’s pro-union message is so significant

Why Joe Biden’s pro-union message is so significant

On Sunday, President Joe Biden did something not heard from a president of the United States in some time: He offered a full-throated endorsement of a worker’s right to collectively bargain. The White House released a video statement of Biden referencing an ongoing vote in Alabama to decide whether Amazon workers at a Bessemer, Alabama,…
How Biden’s best-laid plans for Iran and Saudi Arabia failed in his first month

How Biden’s best-laid plans for Iran and Saudi Arabia failed in his first month

President Joe Biden’s first month handling Iran and Saudi Arabia shows the new administration has succumbed to a classic problem: Initial plans and promises made during a campaign rarely survive once you’re actually governing. As the Democratic candidate, Biden promised a swift return to the Iran nuclear deal. He then aimed to leverage that negotiation…
Democrats call for Biden to punish Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi’s murder

Democrats call for Biden to punish Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi’s murder

Congressional Democrats pushed back on President Joe Biden’s decision on Friday not to sanction Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is sometimes referred to as MBS. The president made the decision following the release of an unclassified CIA report confirming that the crown prince ordered the killing of US-based Washington Post journalist, and Saudi…
Biden’s secret weapon for criminal justice reform

Biden’s secret weapon for criminal justice reform

As a senator in the 1980s and ’90s, Joe Biden spearheaded many of the laws that escalated America’s war on drugs — including mandatory minimum sentences and other harsh penalties that fueled a population explosion in federal prisons. Since then, Biden has acknowledged he got some of this wrong. Now he has a chance to…
Biden launched airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria to “send a message”

Biden launched airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria to “send a message”

President Joe Biden on Thursday launched military airstrikes against two Iranian-backed militias in Syria, in retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq last week that injured US troops and killed a Filipino contractor as well as two other recent aggressions. In the strike, Biden’s first known military action since taking office, the US hit seven…
Is Joe Biden Doing Enough?

Is Joe Biden Doing Enough?

Despite the many claims, tweets, and hopes for 2021, there was no sudden return to “normal” when Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president last month. That's to be expected, of course. Biden's assumption of the presidency wasn't immediately going to change the fact that we’re still living through a time of extreme income…
Biden just partially lifted Trump’s pandemic-related restrictions on legal immigration

Biden just partially lifted Trump’s pandemic-related restrictions on legal immigration

President Joe Biden has partially lifted a Trump-era ban that has severely curtailed legal immigration amid the pandemic, saying that it separated families and harms US industries who rely on international talent. Family members of US citizens and green card holders will now be able to immigrate to the US, a phenomenon that former President…
How Biden can rein in the Big Meat monopoly

How Biden can rein in the Big Meat monopoly

Shortly after President Joe Biden took office in January, a coalition of some 30 groups made a push for a cause that flew under the radar: curbing the power of Big Ag. The signatories, which included familiar groups like farmer advocates, labor unions, animal welfare groups, and environmental organizations, called on Biden to issue an…
Biden’s controversial decision to reopen temporary shelters for migrant children, explained

Biden’s controversial decision to reopen temporary shelters for migrant children, explained

The Biden administration is reopening temporary facilities to hold an increasing number of migrant children arriving on the US southern border, reviving concerns about their welfare after immigration agents forcibly separated families and kept children in prison-like conditions under former President Donald Trump. The Biden administration is still expelling all children who arrive with their…

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