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DLC | New Dem Daily | July 6, 2001
Idea of the Week: A New Economy Labor Movement
There's fresh thinking bubbling up in the Labor Movement about steps it can take to help workers compete and win in the New Economy.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | June 1, 2000
Back to the Future
By Interview by Kerry Tremain
Silicon Valley labor leader Amy Dean argues that mobile, Information Age workers need an updated version of the craft guild.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | June 1, 2000
Reinventing Unions
By Stephen A. Herzenberg, John A. Alic, and Howard Wial
Labor unions have an important role in the New Economy. In the industrial era, unions negotiated work rules, while managers did the thinking. New union leaders are equipping workers with relevant skills and more flexible organizations.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | June 1, 2000
Revolutionizing Work
By Paul Osterman
Under pressure from global competition, American firms have changed the way they operate - producing huge gains in productivity, quality, exports, and customer satisfaction.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | June 1, 2000
What Works: Boosting Clothing Workers
By Bruce Herman and Linda Dworak
America's unions are taking the lead in launching a host of what are called High Road Partnerships that build alliances with employers and their communities. One of the most successful and oldest is the New York-based Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC).


DLC | The New Democrat | July 1, 1999
A Window Opens In the House of Labor
By Theo Yedinsky
With little fanfare last October, a group of American social democrats launched an interactive web site and e-mail mailing list aimed at fostering robust dialogue both within and outside of labor about the New Economy's impact on topics such as workplace issues, family life, and communities.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | December 1, 1998
Back to the Future with New Labor
By Fred Siegel and Joel Kotkin
The role for unions in a society that needs technical skills is to provide them.


DLC | The New Democrat | May 1, 1998
Internet Workers, Untie!
"Should Internet industry workers unionize?" The following is a sampling of their replies.


DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 1998
More Perfect Unions
By The Editors
In this issue, instead of knocking labor for opposing trade expansion or government reform, we examine the constructive role it can play in the New Economy.


DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 1998
New Unions For a New Economy
By Stephen A. Herzenberg, John A. Alic, and Howard Wial
How labor can help lay the foundation for widely shared prosperity.


DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 1998
Playing Cards Face Up
By Erik Gunn
In Wisconsin, unions and firms are building high-performance workplaces together.


DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 1998
View From the Left Coast
By Harold Meyerson
In California, unions have assembed the elements of a new progressive urban agenda.


DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 1998
Why America Needs a New Labor
By The Editors
We believe a reinvigorated labor movement can and should play a vital part in shaping a new progressive politics for America in the Information Age.


DLC | Talking Points | July 24, 1997
The TEAM Act
Unions are a time-honored vehicle for protecting workers and representing their interests, and where employees seek to organize through unions, their employers should not be free to frustrate those efforts through company-sponsored alternatives. But in workplaces where there is no verifiable employee interest in organizing through unions, labor laws should not prevent worker empowerment through EI's or teams.


DLC | Talking Points | May 13, 1997
Talking About Comp-time
As long as legitimate worker concerns are addressed, New Democrats should support comp-time legislation.


DLC | Briefing | April 17, 1997
Comp-time Legislation
Public policy should support two-parent families by giving them as much flexibility as possible to balance family and income needs. There should also be an understanding that the tools and protection workers need in the Information Age are different from those required in the Industrial Era.


Admin | Memo | October 28, 1990
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