New Labor Forum is a national labor journal from the Murphy Institute, at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, published by SAGE Press three times a year, in January, May, and September. Founded in 1997, the journal provides a place for labor and its allies to consider vital research, debate strategy, and test new ideas.
In its over two decades of publication, articles in the journal have covered the full range of challenges that confront workers and working-class communities. On the domestic side, these issues have included:
- the dramatic growth of low wage service and precarious work
- the decline of manufacturing
- corporate domination in U.S. politics
- the privatization of public education
- the persistence of black unemployment at double or near double the rate for whites
- mass incarceration
- immigration raids and the super exploitation of immigrant workers
- sexual harassment at work
- pay inequity
- LGBTQ workplace discrimination
- labor’s relationship to the American empire and wars without end
- the climate change crisis.
Internationally, contributors to the journal have examined:
- organized labor and economic justice in post-Apartheid South Africa
- the rise and fall of the pink tide in Latin America
- efforts to organize among informal workers throughout the global south, and
- the rise of economic nationalism throughout Europe.
Article highlights include:
- Lily Geismer, Napoleons in Pinstripes: The Rise of the Business Mogul as Politician (Fall 2018)
- Chris Lehmann, Marxism and Consumer Culture (Fall 2015)
- Adolph Reed, The Strange Career of the Voting Rights Act: Selma in Fact and Fiction (Spring 2015)
- Frances Fox Piven, The Changing Faces of Poverty and Inequality: How We Once Came to Fight a War on Poverty (Fall 2014)
- Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Neither Walls nor Open Borders: A New Approach to Immigration Reform (Winter 2011)
- Poo, Ai-jen, A Twenty-First Century Organizing Model: Lessons from the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Campaign (Winter 2011)
- Walden Bello, Reforming Global Capitalism: The Illusion of Change (Fall 2009)
- Jacob Hacker, Health Care for America will Guarantee Coverage for all Americans (Fall 2007)
- Anita Chan, Organizing Wal-Mart in China: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for China’s Unions (Spring 2007)
- Marshall Berman, Dancing with America: Philip Roth, Writer on the Left (Fall/Winter 2001)
- Sakhela Buhlungu, The Paradox of Victory: South Africa’s Union Movement in Crisis (Spring/Summer 2001)
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