Monthly Archives: February 2015

Jane McAlevey Is the Best Damn Union Organizer Ever, at least according to Jane McAlevey

I just finished reading one of the most frustrating books I’ve ever read, Jane McAlevey’s Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement. I feel like I was tricked into reading it, by Sam Gindin’s uncritical, glowing review in … Continue reading

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Nicholas Kristof Was Wrong about Unions

I was originally going to title this post “Nicholas Kristof Is Still a Neoliberal Bastard,” prompted by coming across several laborite/leftist mentions of Kristof’s recent column mildly standing up for unions. That would be true, but in the short time I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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No Comment for You!

Said like the Soup Nazi peering over the counter at you. Except you haven’t done anything wrong. Yet. I’ve come to think of the comments section of articles and blog posts on the web as places where reason and humanity … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks, Racism, and Labor History

In today’s “Today in Labor History” put out by Union Communication Services, we learn of this moment in labor history: “Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man launched the 1955 Montgomery, Ala., bus … Continue reading

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Malatesta’s Anarchist Program (in 1899)

I’ve been an anarchist for many years, so I know much more about anarchism than your average person off the street, and probably even your average radical. But be that as it may, I feel like my knowledge could be … Continue reading

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