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Labor news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 16, 2000

    Runaway Shops

    Remember those great scenes in Blues Brothers 2000 that evoked the urban grit and soul of southside Chicago and Joliet? Well, sorry.

    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

  • March 2, 2000

    From Crimson to Coal Seam

    I first heard about Powers Hapgood while working at the United Mine Workers, an organization he had tried to change fifty years earlier.

    Steve Early

  • December 2, 1999

    Trade Wars, Trade Truths

    Here's a might-have-been for you.

    Alexander Cockburn

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  • 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

  • October 7, 1999

    Is the Boston Tea Party Over?

    Anyone who has led a discussion on the economy or trade or globalization in this country has faced the question, Should I buy American? Sounds simple enough.

    John Cavanagh

  • May 13, 1999

    Labor’s Foundations

    Deep in the pages of the biweekly Chronicle of Philanthropy lies the "New Grants" section.

    Colman McCarthy

  • March 4, 1999

    Jobs, Justice–Joy

    The drinks were pouring, the flesh was pressing and a "dream team" of brassy, bluesy, soul and salsa players out to affiliate San Antonio's Tejano bands with the American Federation of Musicians

    JoAnn Wypijewski

  • January 21, 1999

    Checking the Union Labels

    The election of new AFL-CIO leaders more than three years ago ushered in an era of glasnost.

    Steve Early

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