William Johnson

William Johnson is a freelance writer based in New York City.

South Africa’s Winter of Discontent South Africa’s Winter of Discontent

As the gap widens between rich and poor, millions of black workers are challenging African National Congress rule. How did a victory against apartheid turn into class war?

Oct 4, 2007 / Feature / William Johnson

Letters Letters

Readers write back about Ari Berman's coverage of the Democratic National Committee, Eugene Richards' photojournalism and William Johnson's coverage of the Teamsters.

Jul 13, 2006 / Letters / Our Readers and William Johnson

Teamsters: Changing to Win? Teamsters: Changing to Win?

A strong Teamsters union is a powerful weapon in the fight for all working people. But the Teamsters need to rebuild their own house before they can rebuild labor's.

May 30, 2006 / Feature / William Johnson

Asbestos Liability Scam Asbestos Liability Scam

The Senate will soon consider the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act (FAIR) that is anything but for the workers whose health has been impaired by asbestos. It's a move by ...

Oct 20, 2005 / Editorial / William Johnson and Kate Levin

What Are They Reading? What Are They Reading?

"People try to be so fussy and particular when they look at politics," observes Zillah, a character in Tony Kushner's 1987 play, A Bright Room Called Day, "but what I think an un...

Dec 22, 2003 / Books & the Arts / William Johnson

Victory at Yale? Victory at Yale?

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Oct 23, 2003 / Letters / Kim Phillips-Fein and William Johnson