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Right now, what hurts labor, day to day, is the wins and losses in the lower courts.


Marc Cooper's July 24/31 "Where's Hoffa Driving the Teamsters?"
provoked a storm of controversy from Honolulu to Brooklyn.

There was a time when the very word "Teamsters" evoked some pretty dark images: a bloated and notoriously corrupt union president, carried into the Teamsters convention on a gilded sedan chair by

On the final day of the Seattle demonstrations this past December, Peter Jennings of ABC's World News Tonight introduced the story with a sly aside: "The thousands of demonstrators will go

The New York of 1945 was the victorious city of the New Deal and World War II, one that can barely be glimpsed today beneath postmodern towers and billboards for dot-com enterprises.

The United States never held a large number of direct colonies, a fact that has prompted many political leaders to declare it the great exception to colonialism.

After the House passed President Clinton's China trade bill, Richard
Trumka, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, issued a threat: "The 163
Republicans and 73 Democrats that voted for China trade yeste

Jeremy Rifkin wants to rock the world of the jaded reader: He predicts that we're entering a completely new--the final--stage of capitalism.

The politics of trade will always contrive to decide the most fateful questions in private while leaving public debate to chew over narrow, derivative issues.

Blogs

Khmer-American artist Kat Eng wants shoppers to think about capitalism’s exploitation of workers.

January 30, 2014

In an appearance on KPFA 94.1's Pacifica Evening News, Cohen argues that any EU or US intervention in Ukraine would be borne out of economic interest.

January 29, 2014

More people need to start saving, but are IRAs the best way to do it?

January 29, 2014

The mayor has dubbed the president the “champion of our cities,” but the State of the Union offered few indications of help.

January 29, 2014

The president’s “income inequality” address had plenty of strengths, but one big weakness.

January 28, 2014

One of the more inflammatory voices in the minimum wage debate will be making a special appearance tonight.

January 28, 2014

The president is getting a lot right. But he cannot afford to muddle his message tonight.

January 28, 2014

After months of progressive organizing, President Obama will increase wages for future federal contract workers. 

January 28, 2014

Conservatives want to see more marriages, but the government has a poor track record of getting people together.

January 27, 2014

Will Obama's State of the Union address be too lackluster to make a difference? 

January 27, 2014