The Decline of Labor  

ATCO, Hormel, Greyhound, Eastern, Nordstrom, Equitable: the list goes on and on. Organized labor has suffered its worst decade since the 1920s, as intense employer opposition, encouraged and supported by conservative national administrations, left the labor movement reeling, its membership …



Two Tales of a City  

During the last thirty years the perspective on the African-American urban experience has changed dramatically. Gone, to a large extent, is an interpretive model that stressed the social pathology of black life. Attributed, in its nonracist forms, to the destructive …



Conflicts in a Progressive Union  

For almost two generations Local 1199, a militant union of poor and minority hospital workers, has been extolled both as a force for change in its members’ lives and as an advocate for progressive policies in urban and union politics. …