Popular Writing

“Labor’s Legitimacy Crisis under Trump.” Jacobin, July 5, 2017,

“Demographics Are Not Destiny.” Jacobin,December 14, 2016. (Also published in Trajectories: Newsletter of the ASA Comparative and Historical Sociology Section, 28 (Fall 2016: 46-48).

“The Phantom Limb: Why it Matters That the United States Has No Labor Party.” Jacobin, November 20, 2016.

“Long Read: Why Canada has a labor party and the US does not,” LSE US Politics and Policy blog, October 19, 2016,

“The U.S. Doesn’t Have a Strong Third Party, and it Hurts Labor Unions the Most.” Washington Post, August 11, 2016.

“From Class to Special Interest.” Jacobin, Issue 22 (Summer 2016): 22-31.

“Two Logics of Collective Action: Theoretical Notes on Social Class and Organizational Form: A Review.” Mobilizing Ideas blog, July 21, 2016.

“The House That Reuther Built.” Jacobin online, June 8, 2016.

« À la recherche des archives syndicales aux États-Unis » (“Exploring Labor Archives in the United States”), La mémoire du travail (newsletter of the Centre d’histoire et d’archives du travail/Center for Labour History and Archives), vol. 3 no. 2 (Spring 2016), pp. 1-3.

“Minimum Wage Laws Aren’t Enough. We Need Workplace Democracy.” Policy Trajectories, blog of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology, March 7, 2016.

“How the power of Canada’s unions helped slow the growth of inequality.” LSE US Policy and Politics Blog, July 22, 2015.

“Inequality can be addressed only if we start talking about the ‘working class’.” The Conversation, July 15, 2015.

“Latest Pro-Labor Reform Proposal Might Actually Undermine Labor.” Truthout, August 5, 2014.

“Is ‘Growing the Economy’ Really the Answer to Wage Stagnation?” Mobilizing Ideas blog, August 30, 2013.

“The Walmart Strikes: Back to the Future for Labor?” CounterPunch, October 17, 2012.

“The Black Bloc and the Cargo Cult,” Solidarity Webzine, March 5, 2012, .

“Occupy: Why ‘No Demands’ is the Right Demand.”BuzzFlash for Truthout, December 22, 2011.