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Fall 2017

Fall 2017
Fall 2017 • Volume 26, Issue 3

Volume 26, Issue 3

Table of Contents

From the Editorial Team

Under the Radar
By Sarah Jaffe

On the Contrary

Info-Tech Is Not the New Utopia  
By Howard Brick

Rethinking the Problem of Alliance: Organized Labor and Black Political Life 
By Brandon Terry and Jason Lee
What would it take to find common ground?

Outlawing Labor?

Labor’s Bill of Rights
By Shaun Richman
What might the Constitution offer a nearly embargoed labor movement?

The Cure Worse than the Disease:  Expelling Freeloaders in an Open-Shop State
By Chris Brooks
Why members-only unionism is no solution as “right-to-work” becomes the law of the land.

Labor Movement vs SCOTUS: The Bleak Future of Labor Law 
By Sochie Nnaemeka
If the law fails what then?

America the Decrepit:  The Trump Plan Won’t Fix the Infrastructure Deficit     
By John Miller
Public-private schemes are full of potholes.

Labor’s Fight for Trade Justice in the Trump Era     
By Adam Weissman
Trump’s shifting and contradictory statements on trade keep the labor movement guessing.

Italian Neoliberalism and the Decline of the Labor Movement 
By Ugo Marani
The north-south divide has crippled the Italian economy and the Italian labor movement.

Working-Class Voices

The Ecstasy and Exploitation of Art Handling 
By Clynton Lowry with Kressent Pottenger 

Earth to Labor: Dispatches from the Climate Battleground

When Stopping Coal Plant Closures Makes Environmental Sense 
By Sean Sweeney

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

Keeping Public Lands Public: How Oregon’s Rural Communities Rescued the Malheur Wildlife Refuge       
By Mariya Strauss

Organized Money: What Is Corporate America Thinking?

Bridges to Nowhere
By Max Fraser

Books and the Arts 

Free Markets, Unfree Labor
Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about It)

By Elizabeth Anderson
Reviewed by Ahmed White

Hidden Treasure
Capital without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent

By Brooke Harington
Reviewed by Megan Tobias Neely

Dissent and Solidarity in the Global Economy
Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class

By Immanuel Ness
Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization
Edited by Kim Scipes
Reviewed by Nausheen Quayyum

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

By Solmaz Sharif


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