Monday, September 06, 2004

Happy Labor Day and Welcome to LaborBlog

Nathan Newman of Nathan Newman has joined with a group of labor types (including me) to start a new LaborBlog "to bring a diversity of voices together to talk about labor issues." You can check it out here.
Why a group blog on labor? Well, for those of us in and around the labor movement, it's because we think what people do 8+ hours per day, 5+ days a week is where the fate of the nation and the world rests. When workers have power in the workplace, they end up with power in the political world, just as employers use power in the private economy to leverage privileges from the public sector.
Included are a number of recent "think pieces" on the state of the labor movement, as well as my article on Bush's attack on workplace safety.

Check it out.