The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers' Movement

Union membership in the United States has fallen beneath 11%, the lowest rate since before the New Deal. Longtime scholar of the American union movement Stanley Aronowitz argues that the labor movement as we have known it for most of the last 100 years is effectively dead. And he asserts that this death has been a long time coming - the organizing principles chosen by the labor movement at mid-century have come back to haunt the movement today. In an expansive survey of new initiatives, strikes, organizations, and allies Aronowitz analyzes the possibilities of labor's renewal, and sets out a program for a new, broad, radical workers' movement.