Joseph A. McCartin

Joseph A. McCartin teaches history at Georgetown University. He is the author of Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America.


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A sickout by unpaid federal employees could bring the impasse—and their status as hostages to the president’s whim—to an end. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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By bargaining for and with the larger community, teachers are reinventing collective bargaining. Read more

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The attorney whose arguments were heard in the Supreme Court yesterday—a decade after his death—actually wanted all unions outlawed. Read more

Law and Justice