I was happy to see Shaun Richman’s generous review of my book in The Progressive. A longtime labor activist, writer, and now Program Director of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies at SUNY Empire State College, Richman brought to the review his many years of experience grappling directly with the kinds of challenges that I address in the book.
I could push back here and there about minor disagreements I have with Richman, but the thing I appreciate most about the review is that he uses my book exactly as I hoped others would: as a jumping-off point for thinking about the way forward for labor. In his case, Richman focuses on an interesting policy fix, namely wage boards, as well as possibilities for political realignments in the current climate.
I look forward to hearing others’ contributions to the discussion.