New Titles From NLF Authors

The City Is the Factory examines the “relocation of the space of protest from the factory to the city . . . see[ing] in it a shift that is both historically distinct and politically significant. Across these city-oriented struggles, [the book’s essay’s] focus on the increasing prominence of what Henri Lefebvre called “right to the city” demands and…

by Charles Lenchner

What labor should learn from Trump’s victory: Responding to Cohen, Weingarten and Casey

Unlike Hillary Clinton, a one-time member of the Walmart board of directors, Sanders has been a lifelong friend of labor with the record to prove it. It was Sanders who represented the leftwing of the possible, not Clinton. Moreover, a Sanders presidency was certainly…

by Michael Hirsch , Saulo Colon , Murray Schneider , &  Lois Weiner

The Future of Urban Populism: Will Cities Turn the Political Tides?

Demographic trends will cause clashes at every step; rural America and traditionally white suburbs are heading down a dangerous and destructive path of xenophobia and conservative nationalism (economic and political)—currently led by Donald Trump.

by J. Phillip Thompson

Rising Inequality and its Discontents in China

In the United States, rising inequality has been associated with the ascent of neoliberalism, the breakdown of post-War social contract and the decline of the country’s labor movement, indicated by the low-level of union density and strike activity.

by Kevin Lin

Labor Under Putin: The State of the Russian Working Class

Since 1991, Russia has seen massive changes in the structure of the economy, control over property, the reconfiguring of employment by sector, the provision of social benefits, and the nature of the labor market. The impact of these shifts on work…

by Paul T. Christensen

Labor Wars: Two Reasons Why Most Unions Don’t Do Large-Scale Organizing

In this article, views of Shaun Richman are expressed followed by a response from Jonathan Rosenblum Two Reasons Why Most Unions Don’t Do Large-Scale Organizing By Shaun Richman In 2005, the labor movement…

by Shaun Richman