What happens if the dotard wins again? Alleged experts voice their opinions

To follow on, a CNN poll on the appetite of americans to vote shows the key issue is economy and inflation with jan 6 way down the list of concern.

According to the CNN poll, Republicans are far more enthusiastic than Democrats about voting in the midterms – by a margin of 38% to 24% – and the GOP has a 51-47 lead when voters are asked which party’s candidate they will support in their congressional district,

Unfortunately, what people think their vote means and what it actually means are very different. Politicians have a limited ability to affect the economy, and it takes years for laws to move the needle on inflation or general welfare. The Republicans are very good at messaging and get many votes by pointing to the price of milk. Democrats on the other hand, don’t seem to want to talk about how USA inflation is lower, how they lowered the cost of medication, how they are looking to the future of energy costs, and how they take care of people in need regardless of how they vote.

I think a big part of it is that their policies are directed at big corporations, who actually do affect the economy. Those policies reduce corporate profits, which is good for millions of voters, but if you make big donors mad, they do some crazy things.

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The Democrats dont discuss these matter because

A. Inflation is souring and is approaching 10%

B. Drug prices negotiation commence in 2026 and this is only for 10 medications so there is nothing to show for now

C. 13 billion dollars for household energy costs reductions through the use of heat pumps is pittance when compared to trillions spent without debate or hesitation on wars and the military industrial complex

D workers addressing inflation through direct action are being curtailed by the Democrats.
The Biden administration is working tirelessly with the trade union bureaucracies to prevent the outbreak of strikes and social struggles that might threaten corporate profits. The Democratic Party-controlled Congress are preparing to override the democratic will of 120,000 railroad workers to block them from striking and threatening corporate profits.

Inflation is out of control all over the world. There’s nothing President Biden can do about that and it’s not his fault. It’s the greedy corporations.

As for the rest of your statements, I have no idea what you are talking about. Please provide your sources.

Without debate is the key. It’s the one bipartisan thing happening right now. Can’t see why you’d blame Democrats for it

@ruleswithoutrulers

I see one of your items is a direct quote from the web link below. This is a violation of the rules. I’m not going to bother looking the rule up for you. They are under FAQ in the upper menu.

If you want to cut and paste talking points, find another forum. If you want to tell us about the things you read and add your own personal insights, you’re welcome to hang around. There’s no way to tell if you have any personal thoughts if you don’t share them. I’m not going to fact check you if you are just repeating what others say. I don’t go to that website and fact check them, so why would I go there now?

By “fact check” I mean; when did they do this preparing, what leaks or notes from a meeting do you have that they prepared? Who claimed that they are preparing? Is that person credible? Does this preparation fit with other actions Democrats have taken? The answer to any one of these questions would be a reason to either ignore the quote or look into further.

Biden addresses nation to warn of “chaos” and “violence” ahead of midterm elections - World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org)

My thoughts with my chosen examples on how and why you are badly informed.
Govt anti strike action is not a new phenomenon and is another example of the two pro business parties working together without debate.

That said, its well known what is going on if you really were invested in what you were saying

I’m not worried about myself being unaware of every story there is to know. There is absolutely no call for you to insult me, twice in one comment. I could ban you right now given the multiple infractions you’ve made.

The comment you responded to was a general one about Democrats supporting working people. I’m aware that our government is run by millionaires and out of touch with us, but I could back up that statement when comparing them to Republicans. Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers, just a small example.

Thanks for the link, but you still have a long way to go to get off my short list. You didn’t show your thoughts, you are just playing link wars. I can critique the Democrats messaging, and compare them to the much worse choice, and still know that, for the most part, they are sending the world down the toilet bowl.

How sad is it when a grown up considers being told they are badly informed as an insult. What a low bar you have set for yourself.

No - you listed four topics that democrats should talk up and i gave you reasons why each is not. Move the conversation along - agree or disagree .

how and why you are badly informed.
and
if you really were invested in what you were saying

are insults.

They don’t support your argument. They aren’t supported by evidence.

I’ll be nice at temporarily silence your account. But I doubt that will change anything

This is the Heather Cox Richardson post about the railroad union contract. it includes history, since that what she does, including the recent history of how Trump set these wheels in motion and how the rail companies are screwing over the workers. Comments to follow

December 5, 2022 (Monday)

On Friday, December 2, President Joe Biden signed into law House Joint Resolution 100, “which provides for a resolution with respect to the unresolved disputes between certain railroads represented by the National Carriers’ Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and certain of their employees.”

What that long title means is that the U.S. government has overridden the usual union ratification procedures of a tentative agreement to hammer out differences between employers and the 115,000 workers covered by the agreement. Eight of the 12 involved unions had agreed to the deal, which provides 24% wage increases but no sick days, and four had not.

Their refusal to agree seemed almost certain to lead to a strike in which all the unions would participate, shutting down key supply chains and badly hurting the U.S. economy. Some estimated the costs of a strike would be about $2 billion a day, freezing almost 30% of freight shipments by weight, and causing a crisis in all economic sectors—including retail, just before the holidays. It would also disrupt travel for up to 7 million commuters a day and stop about 6300 carloads of food every day from moving. So the government stepped in.

Biden asked Congress on Monday, November 28, to act to prevent a rail strike, but there was a long history behind this particular measure, and an even longer one behind the government’s pressure on railroad workers.

The story behind today’s crisis started in 2017 when former president Trump’s trade war hammered agriculture and manufacturing, leading railroad companies to fire workers—more than 20,000 of them in 2019 alone, dropping the number of railroad workers in the U.S. below 200,000 for the first time since the Department of Labor began to keep track of such statistics in the 1940s. By December 2020, the industry had lost 40,000 jobs, most of them among the people who actually operated the trains.

Those jobs did not come back even after the economy did, though, as railroad companies implemented a system called precision scheduled railroading, or PSR. “We fundamentally changed the way we operate over the last 2½ years,” Bryan Tucker, vice president of communications at railroad corporation CSX told Heather Long of the Washington Post in January 2020. “It’s a different way of running a railroad.”

PSR made trains longer and operated them with a skeleton crew that was held to a strict schedule. This dramatically improved on-time delivery rates but sometimes left just two people in charge of a train two to three miles long, with no back-up and no option for sick days, family emergencies, or any of the normal interruptions that life brings, because the staffing was so lean it depended on everyone being in place. Any disruption in schedules brought disciplinary action and possible job loss. Workers got an average of 3 weeks’ vacation and holidays, but the rest of their time, including weekends, was tightly controlled, while smaller crews meant more dangerous working conditions.

PSR helped the railroad corporations make record profits. In 2021, revenue for the two largest railroad corporations in the U.S., the Union Pacific and BNSF (owned by Warren Buffett), jumped 12% to $21.8 billion and 11.6% to $22.5 billion, respectively.

About three years ago, union leaders and railroad management began negotiating new contracts but had little luck. In July, Biden established a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) to try to resolve the differences. The PEB’s August report called for significant wage increases but largely kicked down the road the problems associated with PSR. The National Carriers Conference Committee, which represents the railroads, called the report “fair and appropriate”; not all of the involved unions did.

And here is the deeper historical background to this issue: the government has no final power to force railroad owners to meet workers’ demands. In 1952, in the midst of the Korean War, believing that steel companies were being unreasonable in their unwillingness to bargain with workers, President Harry S. Truman seized control of steel production facilities to prevent a strike that would stop the production of steel defense contractors needed. But, in the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer decision, the Supreme Court said that the president could not seize private property unless Congress explicitly authorized it to do so. This means that the government has very little leverage over corporations to force them to meet workers’ demands.

But, thanks to the 1926 Railway Labor Act, Congress can force railroad workers to stay on the job. The 1926 law was one of the first laws on the books to try to stop strikes by providing a mechanism for negotiations between workers and employers. But if the two sides cannot agree after a long pattern of negotiations and cooling off periods, Congress can impose a deal that both sides have to honor.

The idea was to force both sides to bargain, but a key player in this policy was the American consumer, who had turned harshly against railroad workers when the two-month 1894 Pullman Strike, after drastic wage cuts, shut down the country. For the most part, Americans turned against the strikers as travel became diabolically difficult and goods stopped moving. Even reformer Jane Addams, who generally sympathized with workers, worried that the economic crisis had made forgiving the strikers “well-nigh impossible.”

While management generally likes the current system, workers point out that it removes their most effective leverage. Employers can always count on Congress to step in to avoid a railroad strike that would bring the country’s economy to its knees. On November 28, CNN Business reported that more than 400 business groups were asking Congress to enforce the tentative deal in order to prevent a strike. At the same time, the Supreme Court in 1952 took away the main leverage the government had against companies.

And so the House passed the measure forcing the unions to accept the tentative deal on Wednesday, November 30, by a vote of 290 to 137. Two hundred and eleven (211) Democrats voted yes; 8 voted no. Seventy-nine (79) Republicans voted yes; 129 voted no.

But then the House promptly took up a measure, House Concurrent Resolution 119, to correct the bill by providing a minimum of 7 paid sick days for the employees covered by the agreement. That, too, passed, by a vote of 221 to 207, with three Republicans joining all the Democrats to vote yes. Those three Republicans were Don Bacon (R-NE), who has gotten attention lately for trying to carve a space for himself away from the rest of the party as someone concerned about practical matters; Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA); and John Katko (R-NY).

It was a neat way for Congress to impose its will on the companies under the terms of the Railway Labor Act.

The Senate approved the bill on Thursday by a vote of 80 to 15, with Rand Paul (R-KY) voting “present” and four others not voting. The 80 yes votes were bipartisan and so were the 15 no votes. Five Democrats—Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT)—joined ten Republicans to oppose the measure.

Then the Senate took up the concurrent resolution, which it rejected by a vote of 52 yes votes to 43 no votes, with five not voting. That is, the measure won a majority—52 votes—but because of the current understanding of the filibuster rule, the Senate cannot pass a measure without a supermajority of 60 votes. The yes votes for the sick leave addition were nearly all Democrats, along with six Republicans. The no votes were all Republicans, with the addition of one Democrat: Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Biden maintains he supports paid sick leave for all workers, not just railroad workers, and promises to continue to work for it.

But the railway struggle was about more than sick leave. It was about a system that has historically made it harder for workers than for employers to get what they want. And it is about consumers, who—in the past at any rate—have blamed strikers rather than management when the trains stopped running.

There’s a different thread with ruleswithoutborders linking to a socialist website (edit: he didn’t link, he quoted it without citation, see my moderation comment on Nov 4) that was ahead of this story, talking about how Biden is anti-union and ready to override their votes in the name of “business”. I won’t bother responding to that in detail, since that user is gone now anyway.

What’s interesting is sites like that, which appear to be actual socialists organizing to promote worker’s rights, leave out so much of the surrounding stories in cases like this. If I had the time, and maybe some more research skills, I’d look into just who is behind those sites. Either, they are sincere but just angry and quick to judge and only look at the surface of the situation, or they are completely lying and looking for ways to discredit Democrats. Either way, it attracts people like “rulesw/ob”, or he was just a shill for them, trying to attract others to his simplified view of politics.

Anyway, enjoy the Richardson, she’s amazing.

Googling brings up things like this, but they aren’t a whole lot more trustworthy than the WSWS site itself.

You know, if President Biden is anti-union that is a real shame. We really need a president who is pro-union, pro-human, pro-women, pro-minority, pro-elderly, etc

I don’t think he is. He wanted them to get the raise and avoid the strike, which he accomplished. He’ll keep working on getting the sick leave, but govt can’t just dictate that. Republicans voted against putting that in the contract.

Everyone needs sick leave, but the Repugs work for greedy corporations, who don’t want employees taking off for any reason due to the greedy corporations’ belief that the more employees work the more profits. The greedy corporations in the U.S., unlike Europe, don’t realize that if they overwork their employees, productivity actually goes down, not up.

You are a major tool. Biden first issued a statement urging congressional action to block a strike before he intoduced the legislation. Whats he going to do? Ask the railway bosses pretty please can yue workers have sick leave?

Welcome Mr. Doof. Maybe you can address my questions about the World Socialists. I’m fine with my understanding of the history, as noted above, “thanks to the 1926 Railway Labor Act, Congress can force railroad workers to stay on the job.” Which means if the union votes to strike, the Railways need to have the US government on their side to change that result. They are the ones who have to say “pretty please”. The problem is, we are under minority rule, with a few senators, who were voted in by a minority of the voters, in small states, with gerrymandered districts that are illegal according to their courts, can override what workers want.

First, it may behoove you to enter politely.
Second, a president has to consider the nation’s economy above all special interest groups.

The planned strike threatened to bring the nation to a complete standstill and presented a national security threat.

What is a national security threat?

What Is a National Security Threat? Anything that threatens the physical well-being of the population or jeopardizes the stability of a nation’s economy or institutions is considered a national security threat.Sep 3, 2020
5 Threats to National Security and How Government Protects | EKU Online

So, president Biden secured the continuation of interstate transport, before entering into negotiations about the issues.
I believe that the issue was resolved peacefully and to the general satisfaction of the majority of participants.

How soon we forget what Biden has done for the working class to get them through a national COVID crisis. Particularly raising the welfare of millions of children.

By Dylan Matthewsdylan@vox.com Mar 10, 2021, 2:20pm EST

Biden is very much underestimated. he has been and continues to be an extraordinary low-key but successful leader and I sincerely hope he gets reelected if he runs again.

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Good point. That little shield icon by my name indicates I’m a moderator. Rules and guidelines can be found under FAQ in the menu (upper right).

Whats the question about wsws with regards to government intervention to suppress workers rights ?
I read both pieces and dont see how heathers counters wsws messaging. In fact its class conscious writings is well founded in historians understanding of what has and is occurring here and why.

Open Letter: 500+ Historians Support the Railway Workers
President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500

CC: Secretary Martin J. Walsh
Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Dear President Biden and Secretary Walsh,

We are historians of working people in the United States, committed to democratic trade unionism and a government that respects and encourages collective bargaining as a means to that end. Among our number are historians of air traffic controllers (PATCO), airline mechanics, railway workers, and wartime federal labor mediation. We are alarmed by your decision to ask Congress to impose an unfair and unpopular settlement in the current railway labor negotiations, which constitutes a negation of the democratic will of tens of thousands of workers and a subversion of your commitment to a revival of the American union movement. Instead of imposing a contract that these workers have already rejected, we urge you to put the full force of your Administration behind the eminently just demands of the railway workers, especially those that provide them with a livable and dignified work life schedule.

From the late 19th century onward, Americans have recognized that labor conflicts in rail and other transportation networks are of special importance for the functioning of society as a whole. The railways are a “common carrier,” as indispensable for daily life as water, money, or the power grid. More to the point, no railcar can run without the workers employed in the industry. As a result, special legislation such as the Railway Labor Act of 1926 was enacted even before the New Deal. History shows us that the special legal treatment of rail and other transportation strikes offers the federal government—and the executive branch in particular—a rare opportunity to directly shape the outcome of collective bargaining, for good or for ill. During the Gilded Age, presidents sent armed soldiers to break rail strikes. During World War I, Woodrow Wilson and Congress averted a rail strike by giving the workers what they wanted: the eight-hour day.

These dramatic interventions can set the tone for entire eras of subsequent history. In 1916, railway workers won the eight-hour day, a form of economic freedom that millions more workers across industries would win during the 1930s. In other cases, government suppression of the rights of labor, including the right to strike, has bred violence, repression, and political and social alienation. You witnessed this in your own lifetime, when Ronald Reagan’s notorious breaking of the PATCO strike in 1981 (which resulted in the jailing of union leaders, the firing and permanent replacement of the striking air traffic controllers, and the decertification of the union) served as the starting gun for an economy-wide assault on workers’ rights and organizations. We are still dealing with the consequences today.

President Biden, you have vowed to become the “most pro-union president” in American history. You have said that “No one should have to choose between their job and their health – or the health of their children.” You have also issued executive orders and signed legislation claiming to promote the resiliency of our supply chains. What do these commitments mean if the women and men who work in an essential industry like rail cannot count on your support in their fight for basic protections? How resilient is a supply chain staffed by workers who lack basic democratic rights and social protections?

We call on the President, the Secretary of Labor, and Democratic congressional leaders:

  1. Renounce your intention to intervene against the railway workers’ exercise of their legal right to withhold their labor in a contract-related strike.

  2. Use the full force of their formal and informal powers to ensure that workers win a contract that meets their fair and modest demands regarding paid sick days. If the party leadership cannot or will not do this, we call upon progressives in Congress to reject any imposed settlement that shortchanges workers and undermines collective bargaining and the right to strike.

Signed:

Joseph A. McCartin, Professor of History and Executive Director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University*

Nelson Lichtenstein, Distinguished Professor in History and Director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy, UC Santa Barbara

Kim Phillips-Fein, Robert Gardiner-Kenneth T. Jackson Professor of History, Columbia University

Scott Nelson, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of History, UGA

Robin D. G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, UCLA

Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Walter Johnson, Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, emeritus, Stanford University

Gabriel Winant, University of Chicago

David Stein, UC Santa Barbara

Peter Rachleff, East Side Freedom Library

Josh Freeman, School of Labor and Urban Studies, CUNY

Ruth Milkman, Sociology, History, the Graduate Center, CUNY

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Loyola University Chicago

Samir Sonti, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

Andrew Elrod, United Teachers Los Angeles

Tim Barker, HGSU-UAW 5118

Ben Tarnoff, Logic Magazine

Erik Baker, Lecturer on the History of Science, Harvard University

Jennifer Klein, Yale University

Brandon Mancilla, Harvard University

Samantha Payne, College of Charleston

Rudi Batzell, Lake Forest College

Cristina Viviana Groeger, Lake Forest College

Jennifer Mittelstadt, Rutgers University

Allyson Brantley, University of La Verne

Suresh Naidu, Columbia University

Trevor Griffey, UCLA

Ian Gavigan, Rutgers-NB

Greg Geddes, SUNY Orange

William Bauer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dana Frank, University of California, Santa Cruz

Emma Teitelman, Penn State University

Donna Murch, Rutgers University

Jeff Schuhrke, SUNY Empire State College

Laura Murphy, Dutchess Community College

Dan Berger, University of Washington Bothell

Brishen Rogers, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Bob Hutton, Glenville State University

Victor Silverman, Pomona College

Austin McCoy, West Virginia University

Chris Wright, Hunter College

Emily Lieb, Seattle University

Liat Spiro, College of the Holy Cross

Carol Quirke, SUNY Old Westbury

Christopher R. Martin, University of Northern Iowa

Aaron Jesch, Washington State University

Mary Reynolds, Reflective Democracy Campaign

Alexandra Finley, University of Pittsburgh

Matthew Garcia, Dartmouth College

Thomas Adams, University of South Alabama

Alan Simon, Independent scholar

William P. Jones, University of Minnesota

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein

Keri Leigh Merritt

Emily E. LB. Twarog , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jenny Carson , Associate Professor, History, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

Simon Balto, University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Mary Anne Trasciatti , Director of Labor Studies, Hofstra University

Devra Anne Weber, UC, Riverside

Tom Alter, Texas State University

Lara Vapnek, St. John’s University

David Huyssen, The New School

Joe Gowaskie, Rider University, Emeritus Professor of History

William Mello, Indiana University

Chad Pearson, University of North Texas

Chris Rhomberg, Fordham University

James A. Young, Penn West University - Edinboro President., PA Labor History Society

Leon Fink, Editor, LABOR: STUDIES IN WORKING-CLASS HISTORY

Shannan Clark, Montclair State University

James R. Barrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daniel Sidorick, Rutgers University

Stephanie M. Riley, University of South Carolina

Bob Hutton, Glenville State University

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Benjamin Holtzman, Lehman College

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R.H Lossin, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University

Margaret Gray, Adelphi University

Dave Marquis, University of South Carolina

Mark Soderstrom, SUNY Empire State College

Susan Eisenberg, Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center

Shelton Stromquist, University of Iowa

Grace Reinke, University of New Orleans

Amy Dru Stanley, University of Chicago

Jarod Roll, University of Mississippi

Josiah Rector, University of Houston

Susan Kang, John Jay College, CUNY

Max Fraser, University of Miami

Debbie Goldman, independent scholar

Donna Haverty-Stacke, Hunter College, CUNY

Richard Wells, Empire State College/SUNY

Cal Winslow, Mendocino Institute

Kathryn M. Silva, Associate Professor of History, Claflin University

William E. Forbath, Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law Professor of History University of Texas, Austin

Daniel Clark, Oakland University

Alex Tabor, Carnegie Mellon University

Adolph Reed, Jr., University of Pennsylvania

Jeannette Estruth, Bard College and the Harvard Berkman Klein Center

David Cochran, John A. Logan Community College

Andrew Ross, New York University

Frank Emspak, School for Workers, University of WI Retired

Michael Innis-Jimenez, University of Alabama

Dennis Patrick Halpin, Virginia Tech

William Hal Gorby, West Virginia University

Rick Halpern, University of Toronto

Kevan Antonio Aguilar, UC Irvine

Jeannette Estruth, Bard College and the Harvard Berkman Klein Center

Rosemary Feurer, Northern Illinois University

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, UNC Chapel Hill

Peter Cole, Western Illinois University

Tom Lux, President, Pacific Northwest Labor History Association

Steve Striffler, UMass Boston

Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University

David Vaught , Texas A&M University

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick, Independent Scholar

Alexander M. Dunphy, University of Maryland

Ruth Needleman , Prof emerita. Indiana University

Marc Kagan, Lehman College

Kyle Kern, Independent Scholar

Brian Truebe, University of Arizona

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Joseph van der Naald, CUNY Graduate Center

Gordon Andrews, Grand Valley State University

David Vaught, Texas A&M University

Matthew Noah Smith, Northeastern University

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Justine Modica, Cornell University

Joseph M. Gabriel, Florida State University,

Sanjukta Paul, Professor of Law, University of Michigan

Charles Williams, University of Washington Tacoma

Holly Brewer, University of Maryland

Dave Kamper, New Brookwood Labor College

Lisa Lowe, Yale University

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Timothy J Lombardo, University of South Alabama

Andrew Pope, Harvard University

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Steve Kass, Greater New Haven Labor History Association

Miriam Posner, UCLA

Steve Early, NewsGuild/CWA

Janine Giordano Drake , Indiana University

David Roediger, University of Kansas

Salem Elzway, University of Michigan

Tera W. Hunter, Edwards Professor of American History and Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University

Jon Bekken, Albright College

LisaMary Wichowski, Salve Regina University

Werner Steger, Dutchess Community College

Joe Neumann, Special Collections Librarian, University of Maryland Baltimore

Brian Connolly, University of South Florida

Daniel Bessner, University of Washington

David Newby, President Emeritus, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

Liesl Miller Orenic, Dominican University

David Helps, University of Michigan

Erik Gellman, UNC

Anna R. Igra, Carleton College

Michael Kazin, Georgetown University

Kenneth Alyass, Harvard University

Elizabeth Blackmar, Columbia University

Keona Katrice Ervin, Bowdoin College

Matthew F. Nichter, Rollins College

Nancy Gabin, Purdue University

Charles McCollester, Battle of Homestead Foundation, Pennsylvania Labor History Society

Nate Holdren, Drake University Program in Law, Politics, and Society

William Brucher, Rutgers University

Gwendolyn Lockman, University of Texas at Austin

Kade Doyle Griffiths, PSC -AFT , CUNY

Hossein Ayazi, University of California, Berkeley

Lizabeth Cohen, Harvard University, Dept. of History, Harvard University

Jack Devine, CUNY Graduate Center

Amy C. Offner, University of Pennsylvania

Eric M. Fink, Elon University School of Law

Melissa Ford, Slippery Rock University

Jon Shelton, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Margot Canaday, Princeton University

David Marcus, The Nation

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Christien Tompkins, Rutger University

Elizabeth Jameson, University of Calgary, Professor Emerita of History (US citizen and American historian)

Richard Yeselson, Dissent Magazine

Kafui Attoh, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

Dan Gilbert, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Beth E. Wilson, SUNY New Paltz

Rachel McKinney, Suffolk University

Ben Zdencanovic, UCLA

Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh

Brian Greenberg, Monmouth University

Jason Doering, Railroad Workers United

Justin Clark, Nanyang Technological University

Sandi E. Cooper, Prof emerita, CUNY

Sheetal Chhabria, Connecticut College

Bruce Laurie, UMass Amherst retired

John Enyeart, Bucknell University

Deborah Cohen, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Terence Renaud, University of Chicago

Alex Keyssar, Harvard University

Jamie Weiss, University of Georgia

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Greta de Jong, University of Nevada, Reno

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Christopher Thale, Columbia College Chicago

Chris Choe, UGA

Fred Glass, City College of San Francisco

Alex Gourevitch, Brown University

Tamar W. Carroll, Rochester Institute of Technology

Tom Juravich, UMass Amherst

Jessy A. Munoz-Lopez, College Of The Atlantic

Stephen Pitti, Yale University

Joel Suarez, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

Dr. Teresa Hill, Retired

Cindy Hahamovitch, President of the Labor and Working Class History Association

Minju Bae, Rutgers University

James W. Wrenn, NC State University and UE Local 150

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Esther Isaac, University of Chicago, Graduate Students United-UE

Dave Hageman, Unaffiliated

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Nick Juravich, UMass Boston

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Donna M. Binkiewicz, California State University, Long Beach

Matthew Countryman, University of Michigan

Patrick Sheridan, Universal of Georgia

Paul C. Mishler, Associate Professor of Labor Studies, Indiana University

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda, UC San Diego

Steven C. Beda, University of Oregon

Andy Liu, Villanova University

Vicki L. Ruiz, Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine

Mal Ahern, University of Washington

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Pedro A. Regalado, Stanford University

David M. Anderson, Louisiana Tech University

Dara Orenstein, George Washington University

Trish Kahle, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Qatar

Jeremiah Lawson, UAW 2865, UC Irvine, Sociology PhD Candidate, School of Social Sciences

Kevin O’Halloran, Pomona College

Emma Cager-Robinson, Highlander Center

Jon Shelton, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Aaron Goings, Saint Martin’s University

Kelly Goodman, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Ian Rocksborough-Smith, University of the Fraser Valley

Jason Resnikoff, University of Groningen

Tobias Higbie, University of California, Los Angeles

Laleh Khalili, QMUL (and Columbia alum)

Suzi Weissman, Saint Mary’s College of California

Robert Brenner, Center for Social Theory & Comparative History, UCLA

Barry Eidlin, McGill University

Anna Stroinski (US-UK Fulbright Grantee, Durham University)

Ken Fones-Wolf, West Virginia University (Emeritus)

Vivian Price, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Carmen Martino, Rutgers University

Colleen Murphy, Affiliation God-fairing Humanity USA

Cody Stephens, Penn State University

Kit Smemo, Washington University in St Louis

Melanie A. Kiechle, Virginia Tech

Jay Winston Driskell Jr, Historical Research and Consulting, Washington DC

Sean I. Ahern, United Federation of Teachers

James Dator, Goucher College

Christian Parenti, City University of New York

Kirsten Swinth, Fordham University

Rachel Lee Rubin, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Michael McIntyre, DePaul University

Andy Battle, The New School

Jonathan Cortez, The University of Texas at Austin

Alex Lichtenstein, Indiana University

Allen Ruff

Kerry Jo Green, Irving & Rose Crown Fellow, Brandeis University

Emile Amt, Hood College (emeritus)

Manu Karuka, Barnard College

Lawrence Glickman, Cornell University

Christina Heatherton, Trinity College

Alan Derickson, Penn State University

Stephen Macekura, Indiana University

Ileen A. DeVault, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Amy Zanoni

Susan Pearsin, Professor of History, Northwestern University

Alexander Aviña, Arizona State University

Bench Ansfield, Dartmouth College

Quinn Slobodian, Wellesley College

Dexter Arnold

Andy Banks

Michael Billeaux Martinez, Madison Area Technical College

Viet N. Trinh, Earlham College

Beth English, Indiana University

Sergio M. González, Marquette University

Jennifer Standish, UNC Chapel Hill

Yesenia Barragan, Rutgers University

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, Cornell University

Allen Binstock

Paul Frymer, Princeton University

David Weinfeld, Rowan University

Jessica Wilkerson, West Virginia University

Kevin Boyle, Northwestern University

James L. Hill, University of Pittsburgh

Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania

Brian Justie, UCLA

Fraser Ottanelli, University of South Florida

James C. Benton, Georgetown University

Beth Robinson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Heather Sinclair, Penn State

Francis Ryan, Rutgers University

Cyra Akila Choudhury, FIU College of Law

Linda H Donahue, Cornell ILR School (retired)

Stephanie Luce, School of Labor and Urban Studies, CUNY

Michael Reagan, Rutgers University

Karen Miller, City University of New York, AFT Local 2334

Fran Shor, Wayne State University

Louis Hyman, Cornell University

Emily Pope-Obeda, Lehigh University

Mary Hicks, University of Chicago

Lorenzo Costaguta, University of Bristol

Michael Childers, School for Workers, University of Wisconsin-Madison

William M. Adler

Rebecca Hill Kennesaw, State University

Lisa Labovitch, PNW historian

Micah Uetricht, Jacobin magazine

Melvyn Dubofsky, Distinguished Professor of History & Sociology Emeritus, SUNY Binghamton

Michael Koncewicz, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University

Jordan T. Camp, Trinity College

Stephen Petrie, AFSCME Local 526

Elizabeth Henson, University of Arizona

David Laibman, Professor Emeritus (Economics), City University of New York

Michael J. Allen, Northwestern University

Adam Quinn, University of Oregon / AFT Local 3544

Eric Fure-Slocum, St. Olaf College

Sanford Jacoby, UCLA

Kathleen Belew, Northwestern University

Annelise Orleck, Professor of HIstory, Dartmouth College

Steve McFarland, CSU-Dominguez Hills

Eric Blanc, Inc. Assistant Professor of Labor Studies, Rutgers University

Alfredo Carlos, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Grace Davie, Queens College, CUNY

Kate Sampsell

Alicia Puglionesi, Johns Hopkins University

Colin Davis, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Michael G. Hillard, University of Southern Maine

Stephanie Fortado, University of Illinois

Richard L Heuring, SMART

Holger Droessler, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Evan P. Bennett, Florida Atlantic University

David H Slavin, Emory U cont. ed.

Lou Martin, Chatham University

Teresa Mack, CNA-NNU

Margaret Stevens, Essex County College

Michael Mark Cohen, University of California at Berkeley

Derek Chang, Cornell University

David Zonderman, North Carolina State University

Alice R Wexler, Hereditary Disease Foundation

Kim Moody, University of Westminster, London, UK

Priscilla Murolo, professor emerita, Sarah Lawrence College

Elizabeth Sine, Cal Poly State University SLO

Colette Perold, University of Colorado Boulder

Bill Barry, Retired/Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk

Chris Cronbaugh, Kirkwood Community College

Cynthia Wright, York University

Benjamin Balthaser, Indiana University

Jessica Levy, Purchase College, SUNY

Alina R. Méndez, University of Washington Seattle

Paul M. Renfro, Florida State University

Shawn Gude

Jeff Stilley, Virginia Tech

Amelia Golcheski, Emory University

Randi Storch, SUNY Cortland

Meghna Chaudhuri , Boston College

Charles Petersen, Cornell University

Benjamin Feldman , CSU- East Bay

Steve Fraser, Independent scholar

Todd Wolfson, Rutgers University

Shaun Scott, Public historian, Seattle, Washington

Christina Dunbar-Hester, University of Southern California

Jeffers Lennox, Wesleyan University

Richard McIntyre, University of Rhode Island

Branden Adams, UCSB

Jackson Osborne

Kenneth A. Germanson, Wisconsin Labor History Society

Colleen O’Neill, Utah State University

Peter Bohmer, The Evergreen State College

Dr. Kevin Van Meter, Affiliated Faculty, LERC at University of Oregon & Union Organizer

Augustus Wood, University of Illinois

Erik Loomis, University of Rhode Island

Eric Arnesen, George Washington University

Jeff Melnick, UMass Boston

Peter C. Pihos, Western Washington University

Janice Kelble, retired American Postal Workers Union

Paul F. Clark, School of LER, Penn State University

Bob Bussel, University of Oregon

Cedric Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago/UICUF Local 6456

Luke Masa, West Virginia University

Alex Beasley, The University of Texas at Austin

Matthew Keaney, Housatonic Community College

Mark Gibb, University of Georgia

Brian Dolber, California State University San Marcos

Greg Grandin, Yale

Meg Jacobs, Princeton University

Jaclyn J. Kelly, President, AFSCME Local 526; Milwaukee Public Museum; Wisconsin Labor History Society

Alexander Wood

Jacob F. Lee, Assistant Professor of History, Penn State University

Ronald Schatz, Wesleyan University

Matt Stanley, University of Arkansas

Maggie Clinton, Middlebury College

Bryan Winston, Wesleyan University

James C. Maroney, Lee College, retired

Ben Alpers, University of Oklahoma

Rob Konkel, Yale

Nicholas Budimir, Muskegon Community College Faculty Association (MEA)

Faith Bennett, UC Davis, UAW2865

Justin F. Jackson, Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Cynthia Yuan Gao, New York University, GSOC UAW-2110

Bill Balderston Solidarity, Oakland Education Assoc.

Whitney Strub, Rutgers University-Newark

John Holmes, Merritt College

Christopher M. Hill, California State University, Chico. (Graduate Student)

Chelsie Wilson

Dr. Katie Singer, Independent scholar

Sharon Ullman, Bryn Mawr College

Dawson Barrett, Del Mar College

Kathleen Banks Nutter, Smith College

Les Robinson, Brown University

Jane Dailey, University of Chicago

Michael Williams, Tacoma Labor School

Sarah E. Igo, Vanderbilt University

Benjamin Serby, Adelphi University Honors College

Nic John Ramos, Drexel University

Adam Dean, George Washington University

Amanda Ciafone, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Ericka Wills, School for Workers, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Paul Gilmore, Fresno City College, SCFT-AFT

Evan Rothman, CUNY Graduate Center

Rick Baldoz, Brown University

Kathryn Lehman, Columbia College

Jane McAlevey, UC Berkeley (on strike)

Elena Razlogova, U.S. History, Concordia University, Montreal

Stanley Anton Gronek, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1001-retired Financial Secretary

Theresa Ann Case, University of Houston-Downtown

Jerry Carbo, Shippensburg University

Dr. Peter Labuza, IATSE Local 600

Gino Canella, Emerson College

Daniel Zylberkan, Florida State University

Caroline Waldron, University of Dayton

Brooke Depenbusch, University of Illinois Springfield

Jesse Ritner, The University of Texas at Austin

Pam Butler, University of Notre Dame

Einav Rabinovitch-Fox , Case Western Reserve University

James Robinson, Labor Studies, Rutgers University

Howard Brick, University of Michigan

Adam Tompkins, Lakeland University Japan

Carolyn J. Eichner, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Richard Grossman, Northeastern Illinois University, University Professionals of Illinois, AFT local 4100

James R. Tracy, City College of San Francisco

Erik Wallenberg, Visiting Assistant Professor, History, New College of Florida

Benjamin Prostine, University of Georgia

Pat Reeve, Suffolk University

Mars Plater, University of Connecticut

Heather Gautney, Fordham University

Zane Curtis-Olsen, Bard High School Early College Queens

Dan Graff, University of Notre Dame

Joseph E. Hower, Southwestern University

Jonathan Graubart, San Diego State University

Stephen Brier, Prof. Emeritus CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

Jamie McCallum, Middlebury College

Mary Rizzo, Rutgers University-Newark

Sonia Hernandez, Texas A&M University

Savvina Chowdhury, The Evergreen State College

Michael K. Rosenow, University of Central Arkansas

Martha Ecker, Ramapo College of New Jersey

John Baranski, El Camino College
Trase Passantino, CPUSA
Christian Ringdal, Independent Scholar
Sara Matthiesen, George Washington University, George
Washington University
Michael Botson, Houston Community College Retired
Gavin Moulton, University of Notre Dame

AR Williams, UNCP
Eric Poulos
Evi Magnolia
Amanda Martin-Hardin, Columbia
Will Raby, UNC-Chapel Hill, UE 150
Deirdre S. Kearney, Rockingham Community College, NC
Seth Wigderson, University of Maine at Augusta (Emeritus)
Gregory Kealey, University of New Brunswick
Hallie Knipp, Clemson University
Kevin M. Kruse, Princeton University
Mary Margaret Fonow, Arizona State University

Julia Mead, University of Chicago, Graduate Students United-UE
Doug Kiel, Northwestern University
Richard Anderson, Moravian University
Sarah Rose, University of Texas at Arlington
Bill Shields, Labor and Community Studies, City College of
San Francisco, Retired
Paul K. Adler, Colorado College
Anibel Ferus-Comelo, UC Berkeley
Seth Wigderson, University of Maine at Augusta (Emeritus)
Marisa Chappell, Oregon State University
Lane Windham, Georgetown University
Eve O’Connor, Harvard University
Joyce Mao, Middlebury College
Rick Perlstein
Allan Kulikoff, Professor, University of Georgia

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