Stories by Bill Fletcher Jr.

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a talk show host, writer and activist.  He is the author of 'They’re Bankrupting Us!' And Twenty Other Myths about Unions. Follow him at subscribe to Bill Fletcher Jr.'s feed

Posted on: Jul 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A new book puts recent bombings in a larger context.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Republicans have created immense obstacles to registration.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A decision against the California Teachers Association is a decision in favor of greed.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Mobsters and public officials shared criminal traits, common agendas.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Witnessing a brutal occupation, where permanent insecurity and maximum humiliation are the norm.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Pepicelli has successfully navigated stormy seas in a union from another era, taking on the challenges of building a new U.S. labor movement in the 21st century.

Posted on: May 9, 2013, Source: The Black Commentator

The FBI recently declared that fugitive Black activist Assata Shakur was a “terrorist.”

Posted on: Nov 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We need to assert a new culture of organizing capable of meeting the demands it will place on us, and now is the time to begin.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The 2012 election will be one of the most polarized and critical elections in recent history.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2012, Source: The Nation

Two clear lessons can be drawn from Wisconsin: unions need to reinvest in mass participatory education and need to stop focusing on "collective bargaining."

Posted on: Apr 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has been a significant instrument in the campaign to tear down Israel's democratic facade.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2009, Source: In These Times

When the SEIU leadership decided to move against one of its largest locals, they unleashed a storm that few of the leaders apparently believed possible.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2009, Source: The Nation

The electroshock paddles of "stimulus" keep being applied, but the capitalist patient isn't waking up. Is it now safe to talk about socialism?

Posted on: May 11, 2007, Source: The Black Commentator

From his uncritical stance of Israel's treatment of Palestinians to his statements about Iran, Barack Obama seems to be trying to prove his hawkish credentials.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2005, Source: The Nation

History – in the form of the Rainbow insurgency of the 1980s – holds clues to a winning electoral strategy for progressives.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2002, Source: Monthly Review

A new book about Hubert Harrison, a little known black radical of Marcus Garvey's era, gives remarkable insightful into the history of African-American identity and politics.