Winter 2018

Volume 27, Issue I (Winter 2018)

Table of Contents

From the Editorial Team

On The Contrary

Is Now the Time to Break with the Democrats?
By J. Phillip Thompson

Response to J. Phillip Thompson
By Adam Hilton

Phillip Thompson Replies
By J. Phillip Thompson

Why Did a Majority of White Women Vote for Trump?
By Sarah Jaffe
Deciphering the political enigma of the women’s vote.

The Nationalist Temptation: Labor and the Crisis of Global Capitalism
By Michael Forman
If neoliberalism is the disease, economic nationalism is a symptom, not a remedy.

Making the Grade: Rating Professors
By Joshua Sperber
How student consumerism tyrannizes adjuncts.

The Senior Precariat
By Ruth Milkman
If you thought precarious work arrangements were the domain of younger workers, think again.

Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? How Can Organized Labor Survive and Thrive in Dark Times

Going on Offense during Challenging Times
By Marilyn Sneiderman and Secky Fascione
How collective bargaining becomes a revolutionary act.

Trump’s Triumph, Labor Resistance?
By Peter Olney
A year to remember.

The Problem of  Workplace Democracy
By Barry Eidlin and Micah Uetricht
Will organized labor once again fight the battle for workplace democracy?

Justice on the Job for Nail Salon Workers
By Narbada Chhetri and Pabitra Dash with Kressent Pottenger
Organizing on the far side of the economy is gaining ground once thought impossible.

Immigrant Resistance in the Age of Trump
By Shannon Gleeson and Prerna Sampat
Will the new generation of immigrant activists change the terms of the debate?

Climate Solidarity: Workers versus Warming
By Jeremy Brecher
Lacking concerted action by the AFL-CIO, locals and labor networks take up cudgels to keep the globe from warming.

Earth to Labor: Dispatches from the Climate Battleground

A Bridge to Somewhere? Progressive Democrats’ “Climate Ambition” Must Confront Energy Realities
By Sean Sweeney

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

Fighting Evictions in Alameda, California
By Mariya Strauss

Organized Money: What Is Corporate America Thinking?

A World Turned Upside Down
By Max Fraser

Books and the Arts

When Workers Enforce Their Rights . . .

Precarious Claims: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States
By Shannon Gleeson
Reviewed by Rebecca Kolins Givan

Reveille for Radicals

Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism
By L.A. Kauffman
Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals
By Jonathan Matthew Smucker
Reviewed by Penny Lewis

Property Supremacy

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
By Nancy MacLean
One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time
By Gordon Lafer
Reviewed by Andrew Elrod

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

By Gregory Pardlo

Winter After the Strike

Double Dutch

Written by Himself