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A Labor Vision for the Future

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On August 31, 2019
I’ve haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been both researching and working on other, longer pieces. But one thing I’ve been doing in those longer pieces is talking a lot about nostalgia for the past economy, which is really what ties the supposed working-class support for Trump together (to the extent that this really […]
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AT&T Strike

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On August 26, 2019
Solidarity with AT&T workers in the South. Thousands of AT&T workers in the southeast, including Tennessee, have walked off the job. The more than 20,000 employees who work for the telecommunications giant are striking over what the Communications Workers of America union is calling “unfair labor practices” by management during negotiations for a new contract.  The previous […]
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On August 11, 1937, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union formed, under the leadership of the radical Australian immigrant Harry Bridges. The ILWU would set the pace for how a leftist union could show leadership through the rest of the 1930s and well into the Cold War era when communist-led unions were being destroyed. Longshoremen […]
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Blogging has been sparse because I’ve been doing real traveling away from Mexico City for the last week. And I, uh, have an interesting story to tell there. But until I get time for that, this important story on organizing campaign workers came out and I was very happy to be quoted in it. I […]
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