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Harold Meyerson is the executive editor of The American Prospect. His email
Why the Democrats' Challenge Is Far Greater Than Donald Trump
Posted on: Feb 7, 2017, Source: The American Prospect
They not only need to resist Trump. They need to build power wherever they can.
This Is the Year Economists Finally Figured Out What Everyone Else Long Understood About 'Free Trade'
Posted on: Dec 28, 2016, Source: The American Prospect
The trade deals they shilled for didn’t work out all that well.
Trump Presidency Could Kill Labor Unions
Posted on: Nov 29, 2016, Source: The American Prospect
His election is "an extinction-level event for American labor."
Gary Johnson Does Not Embrace Millennials' Interests
Posted on: Sep 29, 2016, Source: The American Prospect
Aside from the legalization of marijuana, the Libertarian Party candidate opposes nearly everything young voters care about.
Bad News and Some Good From a New 50-State Poll: Third Party Candidates Are Hurting Clinton
Posted on: Sep 8, 2016, Source: The American Prospect
On the bright side, long-term demographic trends clearly favor progressives.
How the Charter School Lobby Is Changing the Democratic Party
Posted on: Sep 1, 2016, Source: Los Angeles Times
In cities and states nationwide, centrist billionaires are working to unseat progressive Democrats.
Why the Democrats Need to Sink the TPP
Posted on: Jul 11, 2016, Source: The American Prospect
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, coming before the party’s platform committee last Friday, is a nightmare for Hillary Clinton.
Why Bernie May Have a Better Shot at Winning in November Than Hillary
Posted on: Mar 10, 2016, Source: The American Prospect
The nomination remains an uphill fight, but Sanders’ victory in Michigan demonstrates his unique ability to mobilize working-class voters.
Why Organized Labor is More Important Than Ever In An Era of Vast Economic Inequality
Posted on: Jan 18, 2016, Source: The American Prospect
Where unions remain, wages and benefits are better.
How the American South Drives the Low-Wage Economy
Posted on: Jul 21, 2015, Source: The American Prospect
The Southern labor system (with low pay and no unions) is wending its way north.
The Seeds of a New Labor Movement
Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: The American Prospect
SEIU’s David Rolf—virtuoso organizer and mastermind of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage campaign—says labor needs radically new ways to champion worker interests.
The American Middle Class Was Destroyed by Design: How to Make It Strong Again
Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: The American Prospect
How can we jump-start the incomes of workers?
Age of Crushing Anxiety: How the Bottom Fell Out in America
Posted on: Dec 2, 2013, Source: The American Prospect
How economic security was destroyed.
One-Percent Justice: The Right's War on Labor and Consumers Takes an Ugly Turn
Posted on: Jan 29, 2013, Source: The American Prospect
A federal court strikes down Obama's right to make recess appointments; appointments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and labor board shot down.
What Happens If Labor Dies?
Posted on: Nov 27, 2012, Source: The American Prospect
The only way unions can regain their strength and provide a counterweight to corporate power is if liberals join the fight.
Fed Up With Federalism
Posted on: Dec 2, 2009, Source: The American Prospect
How America's commitment to states' rights is undermining our economic recovery.
Open Doors, Closed Minds
Posted on: Nov 6, 2005, Source: The American Prospect
How one Wal-Mart true believer was excommunicated for his faith after doing what he thought the company expected of him: crying foul.
The End of Solidarity?
Posted on: Jun 30, 2005, Source: LA Weekly
The hardest thing to explain is how labor got here.
Posted on: Dec 7, 2004, Source: The American Prospect
Finally Wal-Mart has a union. One small catch, though: you have to move to China.
Where's the Shame?
Posted on: Nov 1, 2004, Source: The American Prospect
The GOP's voter demobilization strategy sets us back decades.
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