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Response to Mark Dudzic’s “The AFL-CIO ‘On the Beach’”

Response to Mark Dudzic’s “The AFL-CIO ‘On the Beach’” 700592 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017700592New Labor ForumKushner and Krupat research-article2017 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(2) 16 –17 Response to Mark Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: Dudzic’s “The AFL-CIO sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017700592 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017700592 ‘On the Beach’” journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Julie Kushner with Kitty Weiss Krupat Keywords working class, politics, labor, unorganized workers, trade unions, collective bargaining, Democratic Party, equality, neoliberalism There are progressive trade unionists (from the the AFL-CIO, without fully considering the role AFL-CIO down to the shop floor) who are of its affiliates or examining the policies, prac- engaged in debate about the future of the labor tices, and actual campaigns carried out by indi- movement—a movement that is struggling to vidual unions and their members. I believe this is regain its power to defend the rights of workers a common weakness in labor analysis. against the overwhelming force of capital and cor- Rightly, Dudzic warns against the danger of porate dominance. For over forty years, I have divisions within the AFL-CIO on ideological or been part of those debates, as has Mark Dudzic. I political grounds, but he overlooks the impor- began reading his article, “The AFL-CIO ‘On the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Response to Mark Dudzic’s “The AFL-CIO ‘On the Beach’”

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

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700592 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017700592New Labor ForumKushner and Krupat research-article2017 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(2) 16 –17 Response to Mark Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: Dudzic’s “The AFL-CIO sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017700592 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017700592 ‘On the Beach’” journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Julie Kushner with Kitty Weiss Krupat Keywords working class, politics, labor, unorganized workers, trade unions, collective bargaining, Democratic Party, equality, neoliberalism There are progressive trade unionists (from the the AFL-CIO, without fully considering the role AFL-CIO down to the shop floor) who are of its affiliates or examining the policies, prac- engaged in debate about the future of the labor tices, and actual campaigns carried out by indi- movement—a movement that is struggling to vidual unions and their members. I believe this is regain its power to defend the rights of workers a common weakness in labor analysis. against the overwhelming force of capital and cor- Rightly, Dudzic warns against the danger of porate dominance. For over forty years, I have divisions within the AFL-CIO on ideological or been part of those debates, as has Mark Dudzic. I political grounds, but he overlooks the impor- began reading his article, “The AFL-CIO ‘On the

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