Hogler: Why America’s Labor Unions are About to Die

November 30, 2016

“It’s a sad twist of irony that Trump’s election and Republican dominance across the country may finally destroy once and for all the institution most responsible for working- and middle-class prosperity. It will likely be a three-punch fight, ending with […]

Krugman: Why Corruption Matters

November 28, 2016

“What’s truly scary is the potential impact of corruption on foreign policy,” writes Paul Krugman in The New York Times. “Foreign governments are already trying to buy influence by adding to Trump’s personal wealth, and he is welcoming their efforts. In case you’re wondering, yes, this is illegal, in fact […]

Wise: A Progressive Agenda for Renegotiating NAFTA

November 27, 2016

“Experts, from the United States, Canada and Mexico, identified ways in which different parts of the agreement favored multi- national firms at the expense of labor and the environment. The panel recommended a wholesale revision of […]

NY Magazine: Trump Is Shaping Up As a Nightmare for Labor

November 21, 2016

One of the grand ironies of Donald Trump’s elevation to the presidency is that this self-proclaimed champion of the (white) working class is poised to become the most anti-labor chief executive in US history. His victories in the old labor […]

Obama May Jump Into Fray as Democrats Counter Trump

November 20, 2016

President Obama is rethinking his plans to withdraw from the political arena after he leaves office next year, hinting to friends and supporters that he wants to add his voice to the shellshocked Democratic activists and elected officials who […]

Five Things to Know About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

November 20, 2016

Trump’s plan relies heavily on private financing. A 10-page white paper posted on Trump’s campaign website last month makes private financing the cornerstone of his infrastructure plan. The proposal would offer $137 billion in federal tax credits to […]

Brenner: This is Not a Drill: Labor Braces for the Trump Era

November 18, 2016

“Donald Trump’s win is the gut-punch finale to a surreal election season,” writes Mark Brenner in CounterPunch. “For thousands of rank-and-file activists the outcome is even more bitter after the inspiration and energy stirred up by Bernie Sanders’ […]

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