2012 in review: A labor lookback

From Chicago teachers to a lame duck right-to-work bill, 2012 had successes and setbacks for labor

Untangling the economy: A lively Q&A with pro-labor economist Robert Kuttner

The longtime writer-editor has honed his skills in verbal combat against the likes of Sean Hannity.

Twenty-one myths about unions

Labor educator Bill Fletcher Jr talks about his new book.

Nesbitt discusses labor’s future, at union retirees conference

The union movement has failed, says the former labor leader.

2011: Year One of the Great Fightback

2011 —Year 3 of the Great Recession — may be remembered as Year 1 of the Great Fightback.

YEAR IN REVIEW: A look back at labor stories of 2010

The beginning of a new year is a chance to summarize the year’s most important labor news and tie up loose ends.

The U.S. political system has been hijacked by rich, political scientists say

In their new book Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, political scientists Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson demonstrate that America’s runaway inequality wasn’t caused by impersonal economic forces, but by a political system that has been hijacked by the super-rich. The Labor Press spoke with Pierson by phone.

AFL-CIO Poll: Voters punished Dems, but no mandate for GOP

Though Republican victories in the 2010 elections will put the union Congressional agenda in jeopardy, labor leaders took some consolation from a pair of election night polls commissioned by the national AFL-CIO.