Steve Earle’s Revolution

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I’m just re-listening to Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now.” Struck me again how this has to be one of the top most political albums in some time. With lines …

Unions in Chinese Walmarts?

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Hard to believe that Wal-Mart has agreed to accept unions in China, no? And, yes, hold the applause. It’s still not clear what this means because the All China Federation …

The Stingy Waltons

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Business Week’s cover story this week is about America’s top philanthropists. Since I figured I’m personally a cause they could consider giving to, I figured I’d read it. Interesting two …

Pensions Close to Collapse?

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There is a drip, drip of stories and evidence that shows how the entire traditional pension system is close to collapse. Back in August, I wrote about Retirement in Peril …

Who Murdered Jose Gilberto Soto? (II)

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Since the first report I posted, I’ve learned a bit more about Jose Gilberto Soto. Also, the National Labor Committee has posted additional information about his murder (http://www.nlcnet.org/campaigns/soto/) This info …

Future of Labor (Part II)

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Today, the AFL-CIO Executive Council convenes for a special one-day meeting to talk about the election results and the future of the Democratic party. But, what is about to burst …

The Future of Labor

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Beginning today, I’ll devote a lot of time, space and energy to help spur the debate over how the labor movement survives. We’re in deep trouble–and it’s not just about …

Battleground Report

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Back from the trenches in Pennsylvania. Will write soon about our future. For now, a link to my report from the Lehigh Valley: http://www.thenation.com/blogs/groundwar?pid=1965