Sam Mellins

Sam Mellins

Associate editor of New York Focus. Journalist reporting on criminal justice, labor, elections, and NYS/NYC politics.
Sep
07
Biden Could Share Vaccine Data With The World

Biden Could Share Vaccine Data With The World

A new report suggests the United States may have unfettered rights to the information countries desperately need to scale up COVID-19 vaccine production.
Aug
26
A New Day For Workers’ Rights

A New Day For Workers’ Rights

The National Labor Relations Board is poised to undo decades of anti-union policies.
Jul
19
An Empire State Uprising

An Empire State Uprising

Progressives win primaries in western New York, intensifying their challenge to the Democratic machine.
Jun
29
Shareholders Strike Back

Shareholders Strike Back

Activist investors just won huge victories — and now they’re taking on roadblocks left behind by Trump and his corporate cronies.
May
20
Biden’s Drilling Moratorium Is Not A Moratorium

Biden’s Drilling Moratorium Is Not A Moratorium

The president was lauded for an oil and gas order — but he hasn’t done what experts say is necessary to actually halt fossil fuel development on federal lands.
Apr
14
On Unions, A Gap Between Biden’s Words And Actions

On Unions, A Gap Between Biden’s Words And Actions

The president pledged two initiatives to halt Amazon-style union busting — but he has not tried to use executive authority to make them a reality.
Apr
12
The Grassroots Battle To Change America’s Labor Laws

The Grassroots Battle To Change America’s Labor Laws

To fight for historic worker rights legislation, major unions and the socialist left are joining forces like never before.
Mar
04
“Vegas Is An Amazing Place For Progressives”

“Vegas Is An Amazing Place For Progressives”

Buoyed by Bernie’s big 2020 caucus win, Nevada progressives hope to win control of the Democratic Party’s state leadership this weekend.