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Announcing Our New Contributing Editors

We’re excited to welcome six new contributing editors to Dissent’s masthead. You’ll recognize their names from our pages—each person listed below has contributed fantastic work to the magazine in recent years, and each embodies founding editor Irving Howe’s mantra of …

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The Neoliberal Consensus Is Over

On February 19, Wal-Mart announced that it would raise its minimum wage to $9. The following week, Wisconsin, the home of labor progressivism, passed right-to-work legislation. What’s going on? Some analysts believe that Wisconsin’s action is a harbinger of things …

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Belabored Podcast #72: The Right to Work for Less, with Elizabeth Shermer

Lawmakers across the country are racing to pass so-called “right-to-work” legislation, the euphemistically named union-busting policy that restricts the collection of fees from all workers covered by a union contract. Belabored spoke with historian Elizabeth Shermer about the politics and history of right-to-work policies, and what labor can do to fight back.

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