What is your vision of a 1970s union leader? Lane Kirkland and his lame leadership of the AFL-CIO? Jimmy Hoffa? A bunch of old men in suits? One could hardly blame you if you had that in your mind. Ev
What on earth has happened to the Atlantic? It’s become embarrassing, especially considering the century and a half of great authors who have published there. It still occasionally publishes som
Last week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressed the United Nations Investor Summit on Climate Risk. He made a couple of important points. First: And to those who say climate risk is a far off pr
1. North Carolina call center workers are organizing with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Sitel treats their employees like early 20th century sweatshop workers, with the classic
I’m not writing about the 1912 Lawrence strike in This Day in Labor History this year, so instead read Steve Early’s nice piece on the 100th anniversary of this very important event.
So now that everyone is through with Clown Show 2: We Drop Our r’s Edition, maybe we can get to a story that actually matters.* And I don’t mean Clown Show 3: Confederate Homeland Edition.
The Institute of Environmental and Public Health, a Beijing non-profit, has listed Apple as the lowest ranked of the 29 companies it surveyed for issues of responsiveness and transparency of health an
I had planned this post for months so it’s total coincidence that it is going up the morning after this series won the Cliopatria. On January 5, 1970, the body of United Mine Workers of American