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Unions news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 3, 2001

    Labor Fights for Immigrants

    The stage is set for a showdown over the fate of undocumented workers.

    David Bacon

  • April 17, 2001

    Otto Reich, WRAP Star

    Otto Reich is the vice chairman of Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production or WRAP, a clothing-industry front founded about a year ago to undermine the growing antisweatshop movement.

    Alec Dubro

  • March 15, 2001

    Residual Anger

    Hollywood unions on the brink.

    Marc Cooper

  • December 14, 2000

    Building Community Unions

    In Stamford, Connecticut, organizers are putting the movement back in labor.

    Janice Fine


  • September 7, 2000

    The Discreet Charm of Hoffa Jr.

    Marc Cooper's July 24/31 "Where's Hoffa Driving the Teamsters?" provoked a storm of controversy from Honolulu to Brooklyn.

    Marc Cooper and Our Readers

  • July 13, 2000

    Where’s Hoffa Driving the Teamsters?

    There was a time when the very word "Teamsters" evoked some pretty dark images: a bloated and notoriously corrupt union president, carried into the Teamsters convention on a gilded sedan chair by

    Marc Cooper

  • March 9, 2000

    Temps Demand a New Deal

    With this issue, we resume our 'What Works' series, which explores effective projects and strategies for improving people's lives through progressive social change.
          --The Editors

    Christopher D. Cook

  • March 2, 2000

    AFL-CIO Goes Global

    Seattle changed many things, and one of them is American labor. Nothing lifts the spirit or one's vision like winning.

    William Greider

  • October 14, 1999

    Labor’s Labors

    Marking the fourth year of president John Sweeney's tenure, the 13-million-member AFL-CIO had much to celebrate at its biennial convention in Los Angeles in mid-October.

    the Editors