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William Johnson

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

  • Labor Organizing October 4, 2007

    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?

    William Johnson

  • July 13, 2006


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

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  • Labor May 30, 2006

    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.

    William Johnson

  • Congress October 20, 2005

    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 major corporations to significantly reduce their liability.

    William Johnson and Kate Levin

  • Politics December 22, 2003

    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 understandin

    William Johnson