In this pamphlet, we focus on the challenge and promise of Social Justice Unionism in this century, and in particular the opportunity to overcome the historic failure of the U.S. trade union movement to consistently challenge white supremacy, by
The student movement has been fertile ground for the left. Time away from the daily grind of work, exposure to a wide variety of ideas and experiences changed many people’s lives. Thirty years ago political activists coming out of college
The crowd cheers as President Barack Obama addresses the Milwaukee Laborfest at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisc., Sept. 6, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Many of our friends and members hold staff positions in unions.
(This piece was published in 2009)
The American Federation of Labor (AFL) leader for most of the early 20th century was Samuel Gompers, an English immigrant cigarmaker. His strategy and method of unionism was so well-established that it has since