Remember those great scenes in Blues Brothers 2000 that evoked the urban grit and soul of southside Chicago and Joliet? Well, sorry.
I first heard about Powers Hapgood while working at the United Mine Workers, an organization he had tried to change fifty years earlier.
Here's a might-have-been for you.
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.
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
Deep in the pages of the biweekly Chronicle of Philanthropy lies the "New Grants" section.
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
The election of new AFL-CIO leaders more than three years ago ushered in an era of