Support was provided by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the
Dick Goldensohn Fund, and is gratefully acknowledged. Liza Featherstone
is writing a book about Wal-Mart and women workers, to be published by
Basic Books in late 2004.
Unions are edging into the peace movement, but they are still minor
In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to
the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is,
indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how s
(An Upper East Side Sea Chanty
Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')
President Bush, a scion of great wealth who has never had to earn an honest living, has abruptly wiped out the jobs, retirement security and health benefits of 850,000 blue- and white-collar
When immigrant janitors in Boston went on strike this fall, they
attracted some unlikely allies.
Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation
At a "Lean Workplace School" for union members, sponsored by the monthly
magazine Labor Notes in 1996, the discussion centered around how
to fight employers' speed-up and worker-manageme
One of the great disappointments of recent decades is that Democrats
have more or less swallowed whole the underlying economic theories of
their Republican rivals.
Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the