Arts & Entertainment


“The End of American Labor Unions” examines roots of anti-unionism

"The End Of American Labor Unions" is a good little book, packed with insight and analysis. 


Today in labor history: Ode to a labor troubadour, Woody Guthrie

He wasn't afraid to tackle the problems that workers and unionists faced, while bucking up their spirits, by singing about the people, you and me.


"Blood on Steel": Book remembers 1937 Steelworkers strike

On Memorial Day, 1937 thousands of steelworkers marched on Republic Steel in Chicago, demanding union recognition.


“There is Power in a Union”: Strong story needs to take our side

This is a thorough and objective account of American labor history from its beginnings to recent times.


Rep. Connolly won't scab for "Sharknado 3"

"I cannot be a party to the firing of a film crew seeking unionization, or its replacement with scab labor."


F.I.S.T.: A movie you might have missed

In 1978, Sylvester Stallone was cast to portray a labor leader with a story remarkably similar to that of the late James R. Hoffa.


“Sixteen Tons,” a novel about coal miners, invites us to rethink capitalism

"Sixteen Tons" represents violent behavior on all sides, urging us to reflect on the circumstances in our class culture that foster brutality.


Tentative pacts avert Metropolitan Opera lockout scheme

The tentative agreement includes mandatory cost reductions from management and an independent monitor to track budget performance.


Metropolitan Opera unions say they are being forced to strike

Deep salary cut demands, which its unions say are unjustified, and a company threat to close down are combining to force members of the 16 unions to plan to strike, if necessary.


"Death Blow to Jim Crow" comes highly recommended

At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.

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