Winter 2016

Volume 25 Issue 1 Winter 2016 


From the Editorial Team

Under the Radar

By Sarah Jaffe

Unreported and under-reported news and views that matter.

On the Contrary

Responses to Careful What You Wish For: A Critical Appraisal of Proposals to Rebuild the
Labor Movement

Experiment with Change

By Amy B. Dean

A New Brand of Unionism

By Bill Fletcher, Jr.

Breaking Laws to Change Laws

By Stephen Lerner

Pipe Dreams, Tunnel Vision, and Labor’s Future

By Chris Maisano

Bust Out without Breaking Up

By Michael M. Oswalt

Lance Compa Responds

The Fissuring of the Republican Party: A Road Map to Political Chaos

By Darren Dochuk

Why is the GOP decomposing?

Black Lives Matter: Racial Justice and the Carceral State

By Russell Rickford

Where is the militant new movement headed?

Adjuncts of the World Unite: How Faculty Are Resisting the Corporatization of Higher Education

By Malini Cadambi Daniel

Why the campus has become a hot shop.

The Mondragon Cooperatives and Global Capitalism: A Critical Analysis

By Sharryn Kasmir

Does the cooperative movement pose an alternative to neoliberalism?

Oregon’s Fair Shot Coalition: Bridging the Divide Between Racial, Gender, and Economic Justice

By Raahi Reddy

How to turn suspicion into trust and change the political tides.

The Subprime Specter Returns: High Finance and the Growth of High Risk Consumer Debt

By Jennifer Taub

Is consumer credit the next bubble to burst?

The Campaign to Weaken Worker Protections

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

The growing danger of going to work.

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: The New Democratic Party and the Canadian Elections

By Bryan Palmer

How triumph in the Alberta elections last May ended in national disaster in November.

Earth to Labor: Dispatches from the Climate Battleground Cobryn’s Class Act Is a Climate Game Changer

By Sean Sweeney

Roots of Rebellion

A Guide to Insurgencies from Coast to Coast Liberation Southern Style

By Mariya Strauss

Organized Money: What Is Corporate America Thinking?

Student Debt and the Next Bailout

By Max Fraser

Book and the Arts

Labor at the Crossroads

Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement, By Thomas Geoghegan

The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers’ Movement, By Stanley Aronowitz

If We Can Win Here: The New Front Lines of the Labor Movement, By Fran Quigley

Reviewed by Adam Reich

When Is an Employee Not an Employee?  The Employee: A Political History, By Jean-Christian Vinel

Reviewed by Steven Lopez

The Criminalization of Neighborhood Life

On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, By Alice Goffman

Reviewed by Kesha S. Moore

The Time Grind

Unequal Time: Gender, Class and Family in Employment Schedules, By Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel

Reviewed by Teresa Sharpe

Out of the Mainstream: Books and Films You May Have Missed

By Matt Witt



By Dean Rader