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Unions news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 10, 2005

    The Delphi Oracle

    The cynical restructuring plan for bankrupt Delphi Automotive calls for massive wage and benefit givebacks for 51,000 American workers. Governors of affected states must craft strategies to minimize loss of jobs and income.

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  • October 14, 2005

    Goodbye, Mr. Goodwrench

    Delphi's bankruptcy is a marker of a new America in which there is no collective security, no union to make you strong, no government to give you shelter, in which workers stand alone.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 15, 2005

    NYU’s Poison Ivy Itch

    When one of New York's biggest and most liberal institutions gets into the business of union-busting, it's hardly an internal matter.

    Andrew Ross

  • August 11, 2005

    States of Disunion

    In the wake of the labor split, nothing revolutionary or even progressive is discernible in this schism.

    JoAnn Wypijewski

  • July 28, 2005

    Labor Splits

    In the aftermath of the labor split, both sides must get beyond recriminations and hold themselves to common goals.

    the Editors


  • July 28, 2005

    After the Storm

    Picking up the pieces at the AFL-CIO convention.

    David Moberg

  • July 26, 2005

    Look Who’s Walking

    David Moberg reports on the union dissidents leaving the AFL-CIO.

    David Moberg

  • July 14, 2005

    Debating Labor’s Future

    Union leaders weigh in on the future of the AFL-CIO.

    Janice Fine

  • June 23, 2005

    Labor Splits Open

    As its July convention approaches, the AFL-CIO is on the brink of a major break-up.

    David Moberg

  • June 16, 2005

    Happy 100th, IWW

    On June 27, 1905, William "Big Bill" Haywood exhorted an audience in Chicago's Brand Hall to organize one big union, seize the means of production and emancipate the workers of the world "from

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