Stories by Nelson Lichtenstein

Nelson Lichtenstein is professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he directs the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy. subscribe to Nelson Lichtenstein's feed

Posted on: Apr 8, 2012, Source: Dissent Magazine

In his new book "Trampling Out the Vintage," Frank Bardacke traces the magnificent and tragic history of that groundbreaking union.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source: The American Prospect

America’s mega-retailer can’t boost profits unless it gains entry to America’s largest cities. Against stiff resistance, it’s still trying.

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: Nov 29, 2007, Source: Comment Is Free

The AFL-CIO's unconventional — and surprisingly successful — strategy to make American organized labor politically powerful again.