From the Editorial Team
"Neither Slavery nor Involuntary Servitude": The 13th
Amendment and the Contemporary Struggle for Labor's Rights
Free Labor Today
The Thirteenth Amendment can once again provide a legal base for the right to
organize and strike.
Are Labor Rights Human Rights?
Using international law to defend workers in the age of globalization.
Immigrant Rights and the Thirteenth Amendment
The 13th Amendment provides moral and constitutional grounds to ally the
struggle for immigrant rights with the battle for human, civil, and labor
Why Labor Needs a Plan B: Alternatives to Conventional Trade Unionism
Fragmented labor markets and short-term employment demands labor movement
Construction or De-Construction? The Road to Revival in the Building Trades
How is the construction industry tackling its declining numbers?
Latin America Leans Left: Labor and the Politics of Anti-Imperialism
An analysis of labor's role in Latin America's rejection of neoliberalism.
The Coalition to Win: Gomperism for the 21st Century
When labor is isolated and on the defensive, a focus on organizing, not
politics, is the way to survive.
A Response to “The Coalition to Win: Gomperism for the Twenty-first Century”
"Pure and simple unionism" will further labor's isolation as a special interest.
Organizing Wal-Mart in China: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
The ACFTU’s lack of organizing experience casts a shadow over a major victory in
Working-Class Voices of Contemporary America
Nannies in New York
Zines from the Shop Floor
Youth Unemployment Rising: Hundreds of Millions More Working but Living in
An ILO Report
Caught in the Web
Labor news, views, and resources online.
Books and the Arts:
Sometimes a Great Notion: The Democrats and their Rendezvous with Destiny
The Courage of Our Convictions
By Gary Hart
Take It Back: A Battle Plan for Democratic Victory
By James Carville and Paul Begala
Building Red America: The New Conservative Coalition and the Drive for Permanent
By Thomas Edsall
Love of God Among the Ruins
How the Other Half Worships
By Camilo Josť Vergara
Is Free Trade Globalization Defensible?
Globalization and Its Enemies
By Daniel Cohen
Democracy and the New Capitalism
The New Spirit of Capitalism
By Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello
Out of the Mainstream: Books and Films You May Have Missed
Walking with Tillie: A Remembrance of Tillie Lerner Olsen, January 14,
1912—January 1, 2007
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