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Unions news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 1, 2004

    A Union of Unions

    There are bigger American unions, but none that are feistier organizers than HERE (hotel and restaurant workers) and UNITE (historically garment and textile workers).

    David Moberg

  • March 18, 2004

    New School, Old Tricks

    The New School University is one of Manhattan's most storied progressive institutions. But don't tell that to the people who work there.

    Eyal Press

  • December 18, 2003

    Texas, Inc.

    Taking privatization to extremes, a new law ends the public sector as we knew it.

    Kim Phillips-Fein

  • October 30, 2003

    Labor Warms to Dean

    Even as the labor leaders who support him are redoubling efforts to secure the Democratic presidential nod for Dick Gephardt, it is becoming increasingly clear that the former House minority le

    John Nichols

  • June 19, 2003

    Labor’s Health Problem

    While fighting givebacks, unions can't lose sight of the big healthcare picture.

    Steve Early


  • May 1, 2003

    Labor’s Cold War

    Freshly unearthed documents may force the AFL-CIO to face up to past betrayals.

    Tim Shorrock

  • December 5, 2002

    Lighting Labor’s Fire

    While we wait for labor law reform, here are a few things unions can do.

    Thomas Geoghegan and Barbara Ehrenreich

  • November 19, 2002

    A Silver Spoon Is Gouging Unions

    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

    Robert Scheer

  • November 6, 2002

    Big Labor’s Little Problem

    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

    Jane Slaughter

  • October 24, 2002

    Labor Plays Its Hand

    Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the results.

    David Moberg