Richard Green­wald is a labor his­to­ri­an and social crit­ic. . His essays have appeared in In These Times, The Pro­gres­sive, The Wall Street Jour­nal among oth­ers. He is cur­rent­ly writ­ing a book on the rise of free­lanc­ing and is co-edit­ing a book on the future of work for The New Press, which fea­tures essays from the coun­ty’s lead­ing labor schol­ars and pub­lic intellectuals.

Greenwald is the author of The Triangle Fire, the Protocols of Peace and Industrial Democracy in Progressive Era New York (2005), co-editor of Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective (2003), and is currently writing a book about C. Wright Mills and labor. He is a member of the editorial board for the journal Working USA.

Culture
No Self-Help Wanted
You are not the only thing holding you back.
Culture
Digging the Underground Press
The Sixties' scrappy alternative newspapers were the oxygen that kept the era's movements going.
Labor
Triangle Fire: Remembrance of Things Past—and Present
Labor
What We Haven’t Learned From the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Labor
Rethinking ‘the Last Days of the Working Class’
Labor
Why Are Sweatshops So Invisible? One Answer: The Media
Labor
Might New Union Leaders Speak—and Act— for All Workers?
Labor
What’s Missing From the Movement? Leaders!
Viewpoint
A Modest Proposal for Teacher Tenure Reform
Lifetime employment should be earned.
Labor
Rushing for the Exits: Public Employees Take Retirement Over Retrenchment
Labor
Collaboration Power: How Are Unions and Educators Joining Forces?
Labor
Losing Another Working-Class Hero: Graphic Novelist Harvey Pekar Dies at 70
Labor
Remembering Charles Ensley, Union Reformer for an Uncertain Age
Labor
N.Y. State Tries to Help Frustrated Freelancers Get Paid
Culture
Working on a (Temp) Dream
Welcome to the freelance economy, where workers are atomized, badly compensated and strangely optimistic.
Labor
Where Are Our Organic Labor Intellectuals? Maybe Right Here!
Labor
The ‘Blame the Teacher’ Movement, and the Public-Sector Union Crisis
Labor
When Did Teachers Become the Enemy?
Labor
Could Proposed N.Y. Triangle Fire Bill Lead to Better Workplace Safety?
Labor
Remembering the Triangle Fire
Labor
The Death—and Life?—of Craftsmanship
Labor
Can Freelancers Unite? New Union Aims to Organize Contract Workers
Labor
Toyota Wages PR Battle With Workers
Labor
Another Hospital Closure in NYC?
Labor
What We Miss: Howard Zinn, 1922-2010
Labor
Will Tuition Devolution for NY State Schools Hurt the Working Class?
Labor
The Mall as Poverty Wage Center
Culture
Our Coffee, Ourselves
The rise of Starbucks reveals how we really live, and it ain't pretty.
Labor
How We Are Part of the Sweatshop Economy
Labor
Unions Must Attract the Young and Hip—or Become Obsolete
Labor
20 Years After the Wall’s Fall, What Happened to International Solidarity?
Labor
Lessons for Labor—and Progressives—from 1909
Labor
What the Liu Sweatshop Controversy Could Have Taught Us
Labor
Day Laborers as a Leading Economic Indicator
Labor
Freelancers: the New Working Class?