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Will AFL's Love Affair With 'Alt-Labor' Leave Existing Union Members Behind?

Steve Early | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Steve Early

Who wouldn't like to believe that a more exciting convention format prefigures a major turning point for labor?

Prospects for Progressive Politics: A July 4th Interview With Activist Jeff Blum

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This year, Americans celebrated their independence at a time when almost 10 percent of the workforce is officially unemployed, millions more are underemployed, and millions of families are losing their homes. Under these circumstances, why isn't the left gaining momentum?

Labor Boosted by Proposed Merger

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Will Marshall

America's embattled labor movement hasn't had much to celebrate lately, so it's worth noting when a major union welcomes a business mega-merger.

Pundits, Bloggers, Activist Leaders Thinking of Running for High Office? Think Again

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Aside from new friends on the far right, poor Mickey Kaus is getting less attention as a supposed candidate for the U.S. Senate than he did as a writer.

California Story: Brown, Boxer, and (Un)convention(al) Politics

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Big developments in the past few days make it clear why California has the biggest races in the country this year, with Obama helping Barbara Boxer defend her Senate seat and Jerry Brown trying for a record third term as governor.

End the Denial: Label China a Currency Manipulator

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

America and China share a terrible delusion. They are in denial about currency manipulation. Both officially state that China is not devaluing its currency. This is too costly to America.

Workers' Rights Are Civil Rights

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

This week the minimum wage rose by 70 cents to $7.25 an hour, a beggar's lot really, but still corporations across America decried it.