Volume 16, Issue 3: Fall 2007



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From the Editorial Team

A People’s Economy Is Possible

By Robert Pollin

What would constitute a viable working-class economic platform?

Labor’s Political Options in the Presidential Elections

By David Moberg

Labor has a lot to lose. Does it have a strategy to win?

Universal Health Care: A Debate

The Health Care for America Plan

By Jacob Hacker

Health Care for America will guarantee coverage for all Americans.

Health Care Reform: Building the Political Will for Change

By Andrew Stern

Being realistic about health care requires making hard choices and new alliances.

Taking the Profit out of Health Insurance: A Response to Jacob Hacker and Andrew Stern

By Philip Mattera

The time is right to take health care off the bargaining table.

The Immigration Dilemma: Labor Meets the Global Sweatshop

The Political Economy of International Migration

By David Bacon

A policy that fails to understand the realities behind migration fails everyone.

Guest Workers or Forced Labor?

By Rebecca Smith

Guest worker programs can be made fair. Here’s how.

The Environmental Imperative

The Economic Promise of Renewable Energy

By George Sterzinger

How renewable energy can revitalize American industry and create millions of well-paying jobs.

Global Warming Is a Labor Issue

By Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith

More unions should emulate the Steelworkers’ alliance with environmental activists.

The Crisis of Global Capitalism

What the Next President Should do About Globalization

By Sarah Anderson

How the next American president can put all workers first in the global economy.

Globalization in Retreat

By Walden Bello

American-led global capitalism is losing its grip. What will replace it?

Breaking With the System: A Response to Stephen Lerner

By Edna Bonacich, Bill Fletcher, Jr., and Jeff Hermanson

An alternative to global unionism.

A Reply to “Breaking with the System”

By Stephen Lerner

Don’t underestimate the strategic importance of global unionism in the property services industry.

Organize or Perish

The Sound and the Fury: Did the Split In the Labor Movement Signify Anything?

By Jack Metzgar

Organizing is on the increase, but no thanks to the split.

Race, Gender, and the Rebirth of Trade Unionism

By Kate Bronfenbrenner and Dorian Warren

Women and workers of color are the labor movement’s future.

Caught in the Web

By Kim Phillips-Fein

Labor news, views, and resources online.

Working-Class Voices of Contemporary America

Zines from the Shop Floor

By Amanda Plumb

Books and the Arts:

Marvin Franklin: The Paintings of a Subway Track Worker

The Andy Stern Riddle

A Country That Works: Getting America Back on Track

By Andrew Stern

Reviewed by Joseph A. McCartin

Immigrants Are the Adrenalin of the Labor Movement

Doméstica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence

By Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement

By Ruth Milkman

Reviewed by Terry Easton

Have Progressives Forgotten How to Mobilize?

Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns is Strangling Progressive Politics in America

By Dana R. Fisher

Reviewed by Dorian T. Warren

Globalization on Trial


Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako

Reviewed by Franco Barchiesi

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

By Matt Witt


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