8 Articles by: Nelson Lichtenstein

Nelson Lichtenstein is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of many books and is currently writing a history of economic policy during the Clinton years.

John Sweeney (1934–2021)

John Sweeney, who won the AFL-CIO presidency in 1995 as part of a progressive reform leadership slate called New Voice, died earlier this month at the age of eighty-six. He failed in his quest to revive the US labor movement — but he succeeded in pushing the main body of trade unionism firmly to the left.