Thursday, July 26, 2018

Janus v. AFSCME and New York City Municipal Unionism

Andy Battle and I have a new piece in Jacobin called "The Velvet Glove and the Iron Fist," in which we revisit the political history of New York City municipal unionism in light of the Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME. We wrote the piece to address a lack of historical context in our own union about what exactly was lost in Janus, and where it came from in the first place.