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When Your Union is Fascist

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On July 2, 2020
I maintain all the points I’ve made about the complexity of how to respond to police unions in the wake of trying to tame the racist violence endemic in American policing. But it doesn’t help when the police unions are openly fascist and attack the AFL-CIO for not being fascist enough. Hamilton Nolan reports: In […]
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A Divided Labor Movement

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On December 20, 2018
The labor movement is deeply divided. You’d like to think that every labor union would be behind a larger progressive effort to create social and economic democracy. But you would be wrong. Between the building trades cozying up to Trump and especially the Laborers, whose president Terry O’Sullivan openly advocates for projects that will burn […]
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On October 23, 1995, John Sweeney won the election to become president of the AFL-CIO. This ground shifting event began the process of moving the federation away from its staid Cold War policies and unwillingness to organize workers and attempted to make it once again a fighting force for the nation’s working people. The success […]

Blast from the Past

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On May 11, 2017

Working on my next book today, I stumbled across this New York Times article from 1979 on the fresh new look Lane Kirkland was going to bring to the AFL-CIO. That turned out well! Four weeks ago, Kirk

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By Our Hands

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On February 11, 2016
The AFL-CIO has started its own online magazine based at Medium. Titled In Our Hands, it hopes to feature a few stories of working Americans at a good-looking website. Is it the be all and end of all union educational efforts? No. But it is the type of the thing the federation should be doing. […]

Coalition Building

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On October 4, 2013

I have a piece up at Labor Online about the difficulties of meaningful coalition building between the AFL-CIO and other progressive organizations. An excerpt: But of course the American union movement

UFCW to AFL-CIO

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On July 10, 2013

Mike Elk reports that the United Food and Commercial Workers are returning to the AFL-CIO after 8 years with the insurgent Change to Win coalition. While this is inside baseball to people who arenR

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