FDL Book Salon Welcomes Steve Early, The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor: Birth of a New Workers’ Movement or Death Throes of the Old?

By: Saturday September 10, 2011 1:59 pm

Labor commentator, and former union staffer, Steve Early draws on years of trade union activism to shed light on labor’s troubled path over the last decade. His recent book, The Civil War’s in US Labor, examines the internal conflicts which have wracked the labor movement over the last decade: the 2005 split of several international unions from the AFL-CIO to form the Change to Win coalition, the subsequent fracturing of Change to Win, and the internal conflict within the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).


Hacked Documents Show Chamber Engaged HBGary to Spy on Unions

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 1:46 pm

I noted yesterday the mind-numbingly ignorant analysis of Glenn Greenwald’s motivation as a careerist hack that was provided by HBGary. And if the allegations in the excerpts of former WikiLeaks volunteer Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s book are accurate, HBGary’s analysis about WikiLeaks itself is even more ignorant.

US Chamber Watch: NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade Supporters Are “Outsourcers All”

By: Saturday December 4, 2010 5:00 pm

US Chamber Watch, an advocacy group originally launched by the Change to Win labor federation, issued a statement blasting the supporters of the NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade agreement as “outsourcers all.”

Labor Silent in Opposing NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade; Here’s Where They Used to Stand

By: Saturday December 4, 2010 8:45 am

In the 14 hours since the White House dumped the news of a NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade agreement on a Friday night, labor unions are deafly silent in opposing this job-killing agreement.

From Cannabis to Climate Change, CA Voters Face 10 Crucial Initiatives in November

By: Monday June 28, 2010 7:15 pm

The California Secretary of State has officially declared the 10 ballot measures the people of California will decide on this November. California has a history of passing consequential legislation through ballot initiatives, and this year will be no different.

SEIU’s Andy Stern to Step Down

By: Tuesday April 13, 2010 6:00 am

Ben Smith dropped a bombshell this evening with his report that SEIU President Andy Stern will resign. Stern, president of one of the country’s biggest unions since 1996, reportedly plans to resign before the end of his term in 2012. So what’s really going on here?

Change to Win Backs Health Care Bill (Update: AFL-CIO, Too)

By: Thursday March 18, 2010 4:00 pm

The Change to Win labor federation has unsurprisingly backed the health care bill, even with the increased excise tax on middle class health care plans. Later, the AFL-CIO’s Executive Committee also decided to endorse the bill.

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