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THE FUTURE OF LABOR

THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY
Oliver Schmidtke

By Oliver Schmidtke – Migration is not a new phenomenon—it is as old as humanity. But in a world in which more and more goods and services are exchanged at an ever faster pace, migration has globalized as well. In c...

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ENERGY EMERGENCY, ENERGY TRANSITION
Conference - NYC District Council of Carpenters -

On October 10-12 in New York City, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute convened the “Energy Emergency, Energy Transition” conference. This invitation-only roundtable brought together over sixt...

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TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN
John Nichols

The Wisconsin uprising of 2011 and 2012 mobilized hundreds of thousands, thereby producing the largest mass protest of pro-union activists in modern American history. It did not, however, begin in a vacuum. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker h...

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THE STATE OF THE UNIONS IN THE U.S.
Sean Sweeney

Ever since the election of Ronald Reagan to the U.S. presidency and the following launch of the neoliberal period in the early 1980s, trade unions in the United States have suffered a steady decline. Today, barely one in ten workers carries...

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LABOR UNIONS AND NEW FORMS OF SOLIDARITY
Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven, professor of sociology and political science at the City University of New York, speaks in Berlin about problems of traditional ways of organizing workers and the need for new strategies against neoliberalism. ...

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THE MAKING AND UNMAKING OF THE PRECARIAT
Loïc Wacquant

Loïc Wacquant, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, describes at an RLS conference in Berlin the connection between deregulation, urban marginality and the penal state in the United States. ...

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Everybody Move! Race, Mobility and Transit

In the wake of the George Floyd protests, access to quality public transportation, mobility and racial justice have intersected in profound ways. While the car remains a symbol of individual freedom in the United States, for African Americans the reverse is true. Black motorists are more likely to be pulled over by the police than white motorists, increasing the likelihood of violent...
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Everybody Move! Race, Mobility and Transit

In the wake of the George Floyd protests, access to quality public transportation, mobility and racial justice have intersected in profound ways. While the car remains a symbol of individual freedom in the United States, for African Americans the reverse is true. Black motorists are more likely to be pulled over by the police than white motorists, increasing the likelihood of violent interactions. Black, Indigenous and communities of color tend......
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