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  • Labor in the Time of Trump
  • edited by Jasmine Kerrissey, Eve Weinbaum, Clare Hammonds, Tom Juravich, and Dan Clawson
    with contributions by Nancy MacLean, Gordon Lafer, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Jose Alejandro La Luz, Jon Shelton, Sarah Jaffe, Donald Cohen, Lara Skinner, Shannon Gleeson, Cedric Johnson, MaryBe McMillan, Jennifer Klein, and Kyla Walters
  • 2020
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  • Published by: Cornell University Press
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Labor in the Time of Trump critically analyzes the right-wing attack on workers and unions and offers strategies to build a working–class movement.

While President Trump's election in 2016 may have been a wakeup call for labor and the Left, the underlying processes behind this shift to the right have been building for at least forty years.  The contributors show that only by analyzing the vulnerabilities in the right-wing strategy can the labor movement develop an effective response.

Essays in the volume examine the conservative upsurge, explore key challenges the labor movement faces today, and draw lessons from recent activist successes.

Contributors: Donald Cohen, founder and executive director of In the Public Interest; Bill Fletcher, Jr., author of Solidarity Divided; Shannon Gleeson, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations; Sarah Jaffe, co-host of Dissent Magazine's Belabored podcast; Cedric Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago; Jennifer Klein, Yale University; Gordon Lafer, University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center; Jose La Luz, labor activist and public intellectual; Nancy MacLean, Duke University; MaryBe McMillan, President of the North Carolina state AFL-CIO; Jon Shelton, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay; Lara Skinner, The Worker Institute at Cornell University; Kyla Walters, Sonoma State University

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Labor in the Time of Trump
  1. Introduction
  2. Jasmine Kerrissey, Eve Weinbaum, Clare Hammonds, Tom Juravich, and Dan Clawson
  3. pp. 1-16
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  1. PART I. Three Theories about the Attack on Workers
  1. 1. The Koch Network’s Long Game and Its Implications for Progressive Organizing
  2. Nancy MacLean
  3. pp. 19-33
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  1. 2. Right-Wing Populism, the Corporate Attack on Working Americans, and the Labor Movement’s Response
  2. Gordon Lafer
  3. pp. 34-49
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  1. 3. Trump, Right-Wing Populism, and the Future of Organized Labor
  2. Bill Fletcher Jr. and José Alejandro La Luz
  3. pp. 50-66
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  1. PART II. How the Right Wing Advances its Agenda
  1. 4. Walker’s Wisconsin and the Future of the United States
  2. Jon Shelton
  3. pp. 69-86
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  1. 5. Whose Class Is It Anyway? The “White Working Class” and the Myth of Trump
  2. Sarah Jaffe
  3. pp. 87-105
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  1. 6. Privatization—Chipping Away at Government
  2. Donald Cohen
  3. pp. 106-128
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  1. PART III. Challenges and Coalition Opportunities
  1. 7. Building a Pro-Worker, Pro-Union Climate Movement
  2. Lara Skinner
  3. pp. 131-148
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  1. 8. From Co-optation to Radical Resistance: An Examination of Organized Labor’s Response(s) to Immigrant Rights in the Era of Trump
  2. Shannon Gleeson
  3. pp. 149-168
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  1. 9. Trumpism, Policing, and the Problem of Surplus Population
  2. Cedric Johnson
  3. pp. 169-188
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  1. PART IV. Labor Strategies and Responses
  1. 10. Going South: How Southern Organizing Will Determine the Future of the Labor Movement
  2. MaryBe McMillan
  3. pp. 191-205
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  1. 11. Between Home and State: Care Workers and Labor Strategy for the New Open-Shop Era of Trumplandia
  2. Jennifer Klein
  3. pp. 206-225
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  1. 12. Fighting and Defeating the Charter School Agenda
  2. Kyla Walters
  3. pp. 226-244
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 245-246
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  1. Biographies
  2. pp. 247-248
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 249-257
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501746611
Related ISBN(s)
9781501746598, 9781501746604, 9781501746628
MARC Record
OCLC
1097367645
Pages
270
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-06
Language
English
Open Access
No

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