Office Politics Office Politics

As one of those pathetic evolutionary throwbacks who has never used e-mail or the Internet, and has hardly ever handled a mobile phone, I can approach this book with all the supr...

Oct 7, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Terry Eagleton

Union Makes Its Bed Union Makes Its Bed

On September 29 in San Francisco, 4,000 hotel employees--all members of the newly merged union UNITE HERE--walked out on strike or were locked out of their workplaces after their...

Oct 7, 2004 / Editorial / Peter Dreier and Kelly Candaele

Kerry’s Trade Winds Kerry’s Trade Winds

Senator John Kerry has promised a revision of Clinton-era trade policies to insure that future agreements contain stronger, enforceable labor and environmental standards.

Sep 30, 2004 / Editorial / Tom Hayden and Lori Wallach

Cheney’s Cronies Cheney’s Cronies

As he prepares to debate Halliburton CEO turned Vice President Dick Cheney, Senator John Edwards would do well to study up on his Harry Truman.

Sep 30, 2004 / Editorial / The Editors

True Conservatives Would Back Kerry True Conservatives Would Back Kerry

If they were true to their principles, moderate Republicans and consistent conservatives would be supporting John Kerry. Instead, their acquiescence to the reckless whims of Geor...

Sep 21, 2004 / Column / Robert Scheer

Be Our Guests Be Our Guests

Guest workers in the US are routinely punished for asserting their rights.

Sep 9, 2004 / Feature / David Bacon

Rust & Rage in the Heartland Rust & Rage in the Heartland

Three years after 9/11.

Sep 2, 2004 / Feature / Dale Maharidge

Economic Bad Boys Economic Bad Boys

When the "scrawny boy from Austria" delivered his peroration against faint-hearted "economic girlie men," it was an unusually seductive, even witty, appeal to a notion of free en...

Sep 2, 2004 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

Will Labor Come Back? Will Labor Come Back?

Labor Day has never been a very inspiring holiday, established as it was by late-nineteenth-century union bosses as a homegrown alternative to May Day, which was viewed as having...

Sep 2, 2004 / Editorial / Liza Featherstone

Poverty in the Suburbs Poverty in the Suburbs

Hidden in a Census Bureau report on poverty released in late August is a factoid with significant political and social consequences. Poverty has moved to the suburbs.

Sep 2, 2004 / Editorial / Peter Dreier