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Mark Dudzic Replies

Mark Dudzic Replies 701120 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017701120New Labor ForumDudzic research-article2017 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(2) 18 –19 Mark Dudzic Replies Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017701120 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017701120 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Mark Dudzic Keywords collective bargaining, Democratic Party, labor, neoliberalism, working class Julie Kushner rightfully stresses the many impor- attack on the foundational rights to organize tant things that individual unions are doing to and bargain? “defend the rights of workers against the over- Moreover, the Federation has been unable to whelming force of capital.” However, the intent resolve the tension that Kushner identifies of my essay was to focus on the prospects for the between transactional and transformative politics. future of the AFL-CIO in light of the continuing The relentless drive toward the lowest common decline of the collective bargaining regime and denominator means that the long-term interests of the growing differences among the national the working class—precisely what a national unions that make up the federation (her reference labor organization should, in theory, be consti- to the Utility Workers’ excellent work in promot- tuted to promote—are often sacrificed on the altar ing a Blue-Green Alliance in contrast to more of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Mark Dudzic Replies

New Labor Forum , Volume 26 (2): 2 – May 1, 2017

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701120 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017701120New Labor ForumDudzic research-article2017 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(2) 18 –19 Mark Dudzic Replies Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017701120 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017701120 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Mark Dudzic Keywords collective bargaining, Democratic Party, labor, neoliberalism, working class Julie Kushner rightfully stresses the many impor- attack on the foundational rights to organize tant things that individual unions are doing to and bargain? “defend the rights of workers against the over- Moreover, the Federation has been unable to whelming force of capital.” However, the intent resolve the tension that Kushner identifies of my essay was to focus on the prospects for the between transactional and transformative politics. future of the AFL-CIO in light of the continuing The relentless drive toward the lowest common decline of the collective bargaining regime and denominator means that the long-term interests of the growing differences among the national the working class—precisely what a national unions that make up the federation (her reference labor organization should, in theory, be consti- to the Utility Workers’ excellent work in promot- tuted to promote—are often sacrificed on the altar ing a Blue-Green Alliance in contrast to more of

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