Organized Labor in America


I am running a series on organized labor in America over at The League. A number of guest authors are contributing (though I am looking for more). The first post in the series is live today. It’s by mutualist writer, Kevin Carson, author of Homebrew Revolution. He talks about the ways the government has suppressed labor in this country going back to Taft-Hartley and FDR, and suggests ways that unions can operate today given the laws we have in place. It’s worth a read.

I also have a slightly updated version of my Death and Life of the Great American Middle Class piece up at The League (added some links and graphs/pics to the post mainly).

More posts in the Organized Labor in America series will appear in the coming days, and if anyone is interested in submitting a post for the series, shoot me an email.

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    Bulworth says:

    Thanks for these posts, E.D. And that L’Hote fella you linked to sure is shrill. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    Does anybody have any good links to articles regarding labor unions in Germany?

    My understanding is that labor enjoys greater power and prestige vs. capital there than it does in the US, and is treated as a true partner in managing the corporation, yet this doesn’t seem to have hurt their manufacturing sector (to put it mildly). A comparative analysis of the position, influence and struggle of unions in the US vs. in other OECD countries would be helpful and Germany seems like a good place to start, but I’m not an expert in this area.

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    E.D. Kain says:

    @Bulworth: he’s a great writer for sure, shrillness and all.

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    EvolutionaryDesign says:

    Keep up the good work E.D. These posts are very helpful in educating what unions actually mean in terms of their check on unfettered capitalism and there role in the marketplace.

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