By Howard J. & Paul D. Sherman, From Routledge: There is enormous inequality between the income and wealth of the richest 1 percent and all other Americans. While the top 1 percent own 42 percent of all wealth in America, the lower half on the income ladder has only 2 percent of all of the … More New Book: Inequality, Boom, and Bust – From Billionaire Capitalism to Equality and Full Employment
By Paddy Quick, It is always been true that the earnings of those with more education are, on average, greater than the earnings of those with less. But over the past 40 years or so, we have seen a very large increase in the number of years that people spend in formal education, but no … More Paddy Quick: Do workers benefit from increased education?
Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers’ Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don’t realize that May Day has its origins here in this country … More The Brief Origins of May Day
by Brandon Weber. From Haymarket Books: An engaging collection of riveting stories about working people in United States history fighting back in the darkest times. Class War, USA is a rich collection of stories about ordinary people who resisted oppression and exploitation against all odds. Brandon Weber’s succinct and vivid essays capture crucial moments of struggle … More New Book: Class War, USA – Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History
40th Annual North American Labor History Conference October 18-20, 2018 Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference (NALHC), an international conference with a global perspective on labor and working-class history, invites proposals for case studies, project demonstrations, papers, panels, round-tables, and workshops on the theme Labor and … More Call for papers: Labor and History in the 21st Century
by Philippe Bourrinet. From Haymarket Books: The most substantial history to date of the famous ultra-left’ tendency within the international Communist movement. The Dutch-German Communist Left, represented by the German KAPD-AAUD, the Dutch KAPN, and the Bulgarian Communist Workers Party, separated from the Communist International in 1921, and famously attracted the ire of Lenin, who … More New book: The Dutch and German Communist Left (1900-1968)
Originally posted on LBO News from Doug Henwood:
Unions had a pretty good year in 2017: they didn’t lose any ground. According to the latest edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual survey, released this morning, 10.7% of employed wage and salary workers were members of unions, unchanged from last year. There was a…