Title: Rebuilding the Labor Movement. Labor Research Association Release Study on Future of American Labor Movement. Contact:Jonathan Tasini (212 254-0279), Greg Tarpinian (212) 714-1677
NEW YORK--In anticipation of the first-ever contested election at the upcoming AFL-CIO convention and the debate with in labor which it has elicited, Labor Research Association today released "The Edifice Complex: Rebuilding the American Labor Movement to Face the Global Economy."
Written by Jonathan Tasini, the long-time labor journalist and president of the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981), the essay combines hard analysis and research with proposals for a revival of the labor movement.
Among Tasini's points:
Commenting on the release of the report, Greg Tarpinian, executive director of LRA, said, "We are in the midst of a historic debate within labor.We have always believed the labor movement needs an open, frank and honest dialogue. In asking Tasini to produce this project, we hope we are making a valuable contribution to that debate. "
A synopsis of the essay which appeared in the Washington Post on Labor Day is posted in the conference, nwu.agenda.
The full essay may be ordered ($10 plus $2 postage in the U.S.; bulk rates also available) from LRA: 145 West 28 St, New York, NY 10001; 212-714-1677.