According to a recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of U.S. workers involved in work stoppagesRead more
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Contested Futures: Labor After Keystone XL by Sean Sweeney The extraordinary story of the political battle over the Keystone XLRead more
As an academic beginning to engage with the labor movement, if there was one point on which everyone was clear, it was this: you absolutely, positively cannot get involved in the internal politics of the labor movement.
I disagree. If we are to study and work with labor at all, we almost inevitably are involved in its internal politics. Even if it were possible to avoid doing so, I don’t think it would be desirable.Read more