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    • A "New Labor Movement" in the Shell of the Old? 

      Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] A lot has changed since the formation of the AFL-CIO 40 years ago. A regulated national economy has been transformed into a global economy — one in which American workers can be put into competition with others ...
    • AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils: Organizing for Social Justice 

      Sneiderman, Marilyn (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] Movements start small and grow through struggle. They are born of rage and injustice, and built by winning victories. And each victory demonstrates that collective action is the first step to gaining the power ...
    • Beyond the Activist: Steward-As-Educator 

      Mallett, Daniel (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] The Education Advisory Committee, the longest standing committee of the Canadian Labor Congress, met in 1994 to deliberate on issues of vital importance to the future of trade union education within the Canadian ...
    • Building Independent Political Power 

      Colburn, Bruce (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] I am excited that the new leadership of the AFL-CIO is committing an additional $35 million to building labor's political operation during this election year. But I'm especially excited that they will be doing ...
    • Community-Labor Alliance Sparks South Carolina 

      Greer, Simon (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] On October 27,1994, employees of the Melrose Resort, on South Carolina's Daufuskie Island, made history. They voted 98 to 45 to be represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). With this ...
    • "Gapatistas" Win a Victory 

      Pattee, Jon (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] The generic Central American shopping mall is an air-conditioned ark of plate glass and aluminum, tightly sealed against the city's boiling sea of poverty. Inside, scrubbed and suspicious cafeteria employees serve ...
    • "I Think the Unions Beat Me": The 1995 Kentucky Governor's Race 

      Matuszak, Michael (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt]The Kentucky election is one in which organized labor grappled with this dilemma and discovered that the democratic tools of education, coalition building, and organizing, which are the keys to building a strong ...
    • Jane Slaughter Responds 

      Slaughter, Jane (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] It was refreshing to read an article about the "new AFL-CIO" that remembered that the labor movement will have to change from the bottom up. Too many ignoramuses in the mainstream press acted as if John L. Lewis ...
    • John Sweeney Responds 

      Sweeney, John (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] "New Labor Movement in the Shell of the Old?" by Jeremy Brecher and Tim Costello is just the kind of thoughtful critique the "New Voices" of the American labor movement need if we are to make the transition from ...
    • LRR Focus 

      Unknown author (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] On the heels of the Democratic victory in the 1995 Kentucky Governor's race, the Kentucky Republican Party filed a complaint with the stale Registry of Election Finance. The complaint alleges collusion between ...
    • LRR Focus: An Old Alliance From a Global Angle 

      Unknown author (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] The alliance between labor and the church is not only one of the oldest relationships in the US; it is also one of the most potent. Even in Puritan New England, according to Jama Lazerov's Religion and the Working ...
    • LRR Focus: Beyond the Workplace - Canadian Labor's Social Agenda 

      Unknown author (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] The degree of activity among affiliate unions, their locals, and the labor councils across Canada has been unprecedented over the past two years. Educational activity has gone beyond the issue courses and ongoing ...
    • Making Labor A Powerful Force: The Role of the CBTU 

      Adams, Larry (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] An Interview with Brenda Stokely by Larry Adams, concerning the AFL-CIO Full Participation Conference and moking the rhetoric of "inclusion" ond "diversity" in organized labor into a reality.
    • Multi-Union Organizing: Speech by David Sickler 12/7/95 at UCLA 

      Sickler, David (1996-06-01)
      {Excerpt} Multi-union organizing is my favorite subject. As a regional director of the AFL-CIO, I have to spin a lot of plates in the air, but organizing is the thing that I'm interested in the most. It's what I volunteered ...
    • Ron Carey Responds 

      Carey, Ron (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] "A New Labor Movement in the Shell of the Old?" hits the nail on the head when it says that any hope of reviving the labor movement depends on change at the grassroots, not just in Washington, D.C. In the past ...
    • The Making of a Pro-Labor Mayor 

      Acuff, Stewart (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] One of the most important functions of central labor councils (CLCs) is making electoral politics work for labor. While the issues that a CLC tackles need to be linked to a national labor agenda, which includes ...
    • Working Partnership USA: The Latest Initiative for a Council On the Cutting Edge 

      Dean, Amy B. (1996-06-01)
      [Excerpt] Inject a dose of innovation and a lot of hard work, and there are over 600 local labor councils across the United States which can be jumpstarted to play pivotal roles in labor's rebirth. Our experience in Santa ...