Stories by Erik Loomis

Erik Loomis is a professor of labor and environmental history and a blogger at Lawyers, Guns and Money. subscribe to Erik Loomis's feed

Posted on: May 28, 2015, Source: The New Press

Corporations still seek out the areas with the poorest people to dump toxic waste.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Its origins tell us a lot about the modern attack upon women’s sexuality.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The income tax was the most popular economic justice movement of the early 20th century. What happened?

Posted on: Jul 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We are recreating the Gilded Age, a period when corporations ruled this nation, buying politicians, using violence against unions and engaging in open corruption.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It makes little sense for UMWA President Roberts to side with the coal companies on the EPA or anything else. The coal companies continue to treat workers’ lives as expendable.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Tipping catches workers between customer whims and employer exploitation. But some states and businesses are changing their ways.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The sex toy has its roots in the prude Victorian era -- but its history tells us a lot about the current attack upon women’s sexuality.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We've won a temporary reprieve from the Keystone XL Pipeline, but there are still places greatly at risk in the country.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It might be too early to call it a resurgence, but organized labor has been marking some big victories lately.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new report spearheaded by the United Steelworkers and the New America Foundation lays out a commonsense plan for fixing the economy.