Fall 2016

Volume 25  Issue 3

 

CONTENTS

From the Editorial Team

Under the Radar
By Sarah Jaffe
Unreported and under-reported news and views that matter.

On the Contrary

The “Good Work Code”: Greed-Washing the On-Demand Economy?
By Jay Youngdahl

New Business Models Demand New Forms of Worker Organizing
By Ai-jen Poo and Palak Shah

Organizing in a Brave New World 
By Stephen Lerner and Saqib Bhatti
What can labor and its potential allies do to rescue the political economy from the super-rich?

Electoral Shock: Analyzing the Bern

Is Class Warfare Back? The Sanders Phenomenon and Life after Neoliberal Capitalism 
By Bob Master
What will it take to transform the Sanders campaign into a social movement?

The New Political Arithmetic: Who Voted for Bernie, Who Voted for Hillary, and Why
By Ted Fertik
Which primary voting patterns offer essential lessons for progressive political activists?

Europe on the Precipice: The Crisis of the Neoliberal Order and the Ascent of Right-Wing Populism
By Walter Baier
What does the rise of the European radical right indicate about dilemmas confronting global capitalism?

Microworkers of the Gig Economy: Separate and Precarious
By Juliet Webster
Is it possible for high-tech pieceworkers workers to overcome their isolation to defend themselves?

Rising Inequality and Its Discontents in China 
By Kevin Lin
As wealth and income gaps widen, Chinese workers invent new ways to challenge employers and the state.

Labor Wars

Two Reasons Why Most Unions Don’t Do Large-Scale Organizing
By Shaun Richman

New Organizing in a New Economy
By Jonathan Rosenblum

Time to Set New Priorities? 
By José La Luz

Put Workers Back at the Center of Organizing 
By Jane McAlevey

Shaun Richman Responds
By Shaun Richman

Employment or Income Guarantees: Which Would Do the Better Job? 
By Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg
It’s time to reconsider bold policy solutions to poverty and unemployment.

Earth to Labor: Dispatches from the Climate Battleground 

Corporations Call for “Net Zero” Emissions: Do They Know How to Get There? 
By Sean Sweeney

Roots of Rebellion: A Guide to Insurgencies from Coast to Coast 

The Fight for $15 Goes to College 
By Mariya Strauss

Organized Money: What Is Corporate America Thinking?

Hillary Clinton and the Jailhouse Gang
By Max Fraser

Books and the Arts

Visions of Utopia
Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune
By Kristin Ross
The Port Huron Statement: Sources and Legacies of the New Left’s
Founding Manifesto
Edited By Richard Flacks and Nelson Lichtenstein
The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement
By Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky
Reviewed by Tim Barker

Borderlands of Work
Jornalero: Being a Day Laborer in the USA
By Juan Thomas Ordóñez
On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South
By Vanesa Ribas
Reviewed by Allyson P. Brantley

Afterlives of the American Dream 
Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy
By Victor Tan Chen
Exit Zero: An Industrial Family Story
Produced and written by Christine Walley and Chris Boebel
Reviewed by Molly Cunningham

Nightmare on Main Street
The Big Short
Directed by Adam MacKay
99 Homes
Directed by Ramin Bahrani
Reviewed by Jennifer Taub

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

Poetry

The Family Solid
By Gary Jackson

Upon Seeing Spider-Man on My Way to Work
By Gary Jackson

Fade 
By Gary Jackson

Letter to the Editors