Leon Fink is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago and editor of the journal Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas.
Coal Country vs. the Arts Community, Says Who?
Last weekend, amidst much talk in the media of the proposed Trump budget, my wife and I were crossing Coal Country on a car trip from Chicago to Washington DC, and we happened... MORE
Rural America · March 28, 2017
Why We Need a New Left Internationalism
Neither neoliberal globalization nor populist isolationism offers a workable path forward. MORE
Views · January 4, 2017
On Trade, Our Choices Aren’t Only Xenophobic Nationalism Or Neoliberal Globalization
Few issues are receiving a more insipid—and thus more harmful—treatment in our public discourse than world trade. Along with immigration, “free trade” is now the... MORE
Working · August 2, 2016
‘Liberal’? No. ‘Progressive’? Nah. How About ‘Democratic Socialist’?
The democratic socialist tradition that Sanders is invoking may be just what we need. MORE
Features · February 9, 2016
Labor Lost the Fight Over Fast Track. But the Fact That Unions Oppose the TPP at All Is a Big Deal.
Organized labor’s recent “victory” over President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative, was short-lived, as “fast track” was passed by Congress shortly after it had... MORE
Working · July 6, 2015
Wisconsinites Must See How Obama Likes Benign Neglect
"When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, they answered the king: ‘What share do we have in David, what part in Jesse's son? To your tents,... MORE
Working · June 8, 2012