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Labor Organizing news and analysis from The Nation

  • December 22, 2005

    A Fight for the Future

    New York City transit workers, now back on the job after a two-day strike, are fighting for the rights of future workers and against the lie that abstract, neutral economic necessity, not the ideas and interests of the rich and powerful, are driving the demolition of what remains of social solidarity.

    Joshua Freeman

  • December 21, 2005

    Bitter Winter at NYU

    Striking graduate teaching assistants and NYU administrators are hunkered down for a protracted fight, as President John Sexton has threatened strikers with loss of their teaching stipend and ability to teach. This could have a chilling effect on campus union organizing nationwide.

    Scott Sherman

  • 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 25, 2005

    Solidarity, 25 Years Later

    That brief explosion in Gdansk of civic participation and political innovation contains secrets and gems of political ideals that can be achieved.

    David Ost

  • August 12, 2005

    The Resurgence of Movement Politics

    David Sirota calls progressives to action with a plan for a grassroots movement that unites fragmented factions.

    David Sirota


  • 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

  • August 3, 2005

    A Welcome Return to Enforcing Labor Laws

    The abysmal cases of slave labor in the US are both shocking and terribly mundane.

    Robert Scheer

  • 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