Can This Election Save the Unions?  

It now seems like ancient history: the few weeks between Barack Obama’s election in November 2008 and the onset, after the inauguration, of intransigent, increasingly successful Republican opposition to his entire program. That was a moment in which hostility to …



















Union Strategies  

In her review of my State of the Union: A Century of American Labor (“A Dearth of Inspiration,” Spring 2002), Daphne Eviatar offers a tough-minded critique of a book she labels “utopian” and out of touch with “political reality.” She …



The New Men of Power  

THE NEW MEN of Power is a study of trade unions and their leaders, the American political scene, and the prospects for a radicalized democracy in the years just after the Second World War. When C. Wright Mills published the …



Finding Labor’s Voice  

From the Ashes of the Old: American Labor and America’s Future by Stanley Aronowitz Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998 256 pp $25 The appearance of Stanley Aronowitz’s new book on the future of American labor comes precisely a quarter-century after he …