Tag Archive: unions

Radicals: Don’t Ignore the General Strike!

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By Alex Riccio (February 6, 2017)   The rise of Trump and the alt-right has exposed fascism’s ability to creep into spaces of political and social power within the United States. “The ‘fascist creep,’” writes Alexander Reid Ross in his new book on the topic, “refers to the porous borders between fascism and the radical right, through which fascism is…
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The Bunsis Report, February 2016

In February 2016, Dr. Howard Bunsis of Eastern Michigan University visited Oregon State.  He offered an analysis of the financial priorities of OSU and evaluated how well it allocated resources toward accomplishing it’s academic mission. The Anarres Project co-sponsored his visit, along with the Allied Students for Another Politics, OSU-Association of American University Professors, Service Employees International Union 503, the…
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Why There Probably Won’t Be a President Sanders

By Arun Gupta (February 26, 2016) Bernie Sanders supporters are understandably frustrated about the 2016 primary. He essentially tied Hillary Clinton in Iowa, trounced her in New Hampshire, and gave her a scare in Nevada. But the narrative is Clinton has “cleared the road,” is “back on track,” and “inevitable” again to win the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

Seeds of Oligarchy Sown: Reflections for Labor Day

  By Mark Naison (September 4, 2015) When I was growing up, many people, whether blue collar or white collar, worked at the same job for long periods of time, and were protected by union representation or, if they worked for government, by civil service laws. Stability on the job translated into stability at home.

Interview: Heather Wolford

  Heather Wolford has been involved in Latin American solidarity, human rights accompaniment, and immigrants’ rights work for several years. She holds masters degrees in International Studies and Public Administration from the University of Oregon, where her academic work focused on political economy, public policy, and social movements in Latin America.

Violence Can Undermine Nonviolent Movements

  By Mark Naison The assassination of police officers is not only morally reprehensible, it has a history of undermining the legitimacy of non-violent mass protest movements against social injustice.

Protecting Children, Standing Up for Social Workers

By Thao Lam The gains won by Los Angeles County social workers during their strike last December were nothing short of historic. Members of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), through the Children’s Social Workers union (part of Service Employees International Union Local 721), may have begun a sea change for children and families in the county. As…
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War on Teachers is Not a War on Poverty

  By Mark Naison The movement to unionize America’s low wage workers is an important compliment to the movement to strengthen and protect public education.

A Fair Shot at the Middle Class

By Mark Naison The US now features higher levels of economic inequality than it has since the late 19th century, a condition characterized by stagnant wages, bloated CEO compensation, insupportable levels of consumer and student debt and a housing crisis featuring families doubling and tripling up while millions of homes and apartments stand vacant. Until incomes rise for the majority…
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