Rachel M. Cohen

Rachel M. Cohen is a writing fellow at The American Prospect. Her work has appeared in the Washington Monthly, Dissent, Next City and The Forward.

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 hold signs as they picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
8 Unions Have a Plan for Climate Action—But It Doesn’t Mention Fighting the Fossil Fuel Industry
On June 24, the BlueGreen Alliance—a national coalition which includes eight large labor unions and six influential environmental groups— released an eight-page document laying out its vision to curb climate change and reduce inequality. The report, dubbed Solidarity for Climate Action, marks a...
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Hundreds of New Yorkers meet on the State Capitol in Albany on 06/01/2016 to call on Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers to support the NYS Climate & Community Protection Act. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Monday, June 10, 2019
How Unions and Climate Organizers Learned To Work Together in New York
Several years before Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) elevated the climate, jobs and justice framework to the national level, a coalition of labor, environmental and community groups joined together to push for a pioneering climate bill in New York. The idea for the legislation came in the...
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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Teachers' Strikes Are Rattling Washington. This Hearing in the US House Is Proof.
As Denver public school teachers head back to school, ending their first labor stoppage in 25 years, it’s hard to dismiss the impact the nation-wide teacher strikes have had on American politics. As Democratic presidential candidates rush to voice support for the Colorado educators, Denver’s strike...
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Thursday, February 05, 2015
Did Koch Brothers Just Doom America to a Future of Crumbling Roads and Tunnels?
It was never going to be easy for the Republican-controlled Congress to pass an increase to the federal gas tax—a tax that finances the Highway Trust Fund and pays for roads and bridges around the country. Last raised in 1993 to 18.4 cents per gallon, the tax has since lost much of its value ,...
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