By Sarianna Sabbarese November 21, 2023 In our lifetimes, we have seen the rapid deterioration of once robust union protections. Even as social conditions have improved for many, economic disparities grow. Despite artificially low criteria for poverty, the threadbare American social safety net creaks and groans. We watch in anxious horror as a new cast… Read More Good Jobs Are A Human Right!
by Trudy Goldberg According to Erica Smiley and Sarita Gupta, our future would be a lot brighter and our democracy much healthier if collective bargaining were much more widespread and applied to economic encounters beyond the workplace. Smiley is Executive Director of Jobs with Justice, and Gupta is currently the Ford Foundation’s Vice President of… Read More Review of The Future We Need: Organizing for a Better Democracy in the Twenty-First Century by Erica Smiley and Sarita Gupta, ILR Press, 2022
By Trudy Goldberg Review of: William E. Scheuerman, A New American Labor Movement: The Decline of Collective Bargaining and the Rise of Direct Action, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2021. In A New American Labor Movement, William Scheuerman explains why the American labor movement declined precipitously in the last 65 years and analyzes the strategies and achievements… Read More Reports of Its Demise Exaggerated?