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On November 15, 2021
James P. Hoffa is stepping down as the head of the Teamsters. This truly ends a generation when the name “Hoffa” means “Teamsters,” for better or for worse. I was contacted by the Wall Street Journal to provide some comments on this transition. Erik Loomis, a professor at the University of Rhode Island and labor […]
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This is the grave of Daniel Tobin. Born in 1875 in County Clare, Ireland (here we have another example of the gravestone likely having an incorrect date), he grew up in middling circumstances in Ireland. His father was a shopkeeper. With economic opportunities limited, Tobin, like so many other Irish of the era, migrated to […]
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On December 12, 1957, the AFL-CIO evicted four unions from the federation for corruption, most notably the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. This moment to fight the corruption that gave organized labor a bad name was indicative of the frequent problem of power leading to corruption, even in organizations designed to empower workers. The reality is […]
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My New Republic essay on how environmentalism needed to get in touch with working-class concerns came out on the day that protestors forced the Obama administration to reroute the pipeline away from the Standing Rock reservation. That was a total coincidence. But the aftermath of this is a good window into a number of related […]
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