This is my annual roundup of labor data on union membership, elections and strikes. How is the labor movement doing?

At the beginning of each year a bunch of annual U.S. labor data is released and this is a good time to see what it tells us about how the…

I revisit the construction of Morningside Gardens and the labor issues reported in the co-op’s documents at the time. This project provides a fascinating window into labor relations in that era of peak union membership and power.


Since 2008, my spouse and I have lived in Morningside Gardens, a housing cooperative in New York City. Established in 1957, it is located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan and has six 21-story residential buildings with nearly 1,000 apartments.

Morningside Gardens arose from the federal 1949 Housing Act…

I look at a range of labor movement actions and resources that have developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic disaster. The coronavirus crisis reminds us that workers must organize to save themselves.

AFL-CIO, Workers Memorial Day

Well over a month into an unprecedented U.S. corona pandemic lockdown era, unions, worker centers…

Eric Dirnbach

Labor Movement Researcher, Activist, Campaigner, Organizer, Educator, Writer & Socialist, based in New York City. @EricDirnbach

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