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Arthur Fox
Arthur Fox, a public interest litigator, has devoted his career to working within the union movement to assist Democratic-minded union leaders, members and dissident organizations to reform autocratic unions and to strengthen the collective bargaining process on behalf of workers. In the 1970s, he was a founder of the Teamster reform movement

Entries by Arthur Fox

One Possible Legacy of the Northwestern Football Players

(2) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 4:08 PM

An article in today's Washington Post asks: "In a billion-dollar stadium with millionaire coaches, what are the student-athletes worth?" The answer is nothing -- nothing more than a shot at a degree "of sorts," food, and a roof over their heads. Bare, subsistence "wages," as it were, similar to those...

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The Middle Class Is Totally Hosed

(91) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:16 PM

Co-written by Henry Banta

Virtually everyone but a few cave-dwellers knows that the lion's share of our nation's wealth and income is now being siphoned off by the top 1 percent. And the well-informed know that the top 0.01 percent have grabbed an outlandish portion of both. What most of...

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Inequality: The Defining Challenge of Our Time

(6) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 11:58 AM

The United States economy has two large overlapping problems: It continues to have a damaging level of unemployment accompanied by a massive shift of wealth and income from the middle class to a very small fraction of the population at the very top. These problems reinforce each other. Stagnation of...

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