5 Vital Lessons from American Labor’s Rise and Fall

5 Vital Lessons from American Labor’s Rise and Fall

America’s unions have been in retreat for decades – but can history point toward some fresh starts? Steve Fraser’s book The Age of Acquiescence reminds us that America’s worker movement-100 years ago-was a rather militant creature compared to today. Then, it was worker militias, “bread and roses,” and unabashed class conflict; now, it’s defense and dwindling membership, and disappointing Democrats. How did we get here?

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