Mark Engler has an excellent discussion of why the Verizon strike is so important, or as he puts it, the next Wisconsin: The parallel to Wisconsin is apt for several reasons. First, like the Republica
1. Thirteen unions are boycotting the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte because North Carolina is a “right to work” state. These are mostly the building trades, for whom usi
Over 45,000 Verizon workers in nine eastern states, under the leadership of the Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have gone out of strike. This i
I have a piece at Alternet on the new proposal issued by the Smart Globalization Initiative at the New America Foundation and the United Steelworkers. Entitled “A Vision for Economic Renewal: An
It’s possible that some education “reformers” really do care about improving childhood education. But many of them care about union-busting much, much more.
I’ve talked before about how young progressive bloggers don’t seem to have too much interest in labor history or labor issues more broadly. Of course, most of the voices in this debate are
On July 14, 1877, the Great Railroad Strike began in Martinsburg, West Virginia. After the Civil War, industrialists engaged in an enormous rail building program. Much of this was funded through shaky
The summer of 1917 was tense in the United States. The entrance of the nation into World War I that spring seemed to place the entire nation on edge. Progressivism, a diverse movement with widely mixe