Lance Compa

Lance Compa was research director of the NAFTA labor commission from 1995 to 1997, and since then an international labor law professor at Cornell University.

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As the bill moves from the House to the Senate, a billionaire mine owner seeks to defeat an American miners’ strike by employing scabs—which the pending accord would outlaw. Read more

America and the World


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First, stop the self-flagellation: The labor movement lives, and is getting stronger. Read more

Law and Justice

Human-rights arguments are effective tools for shaming European companies into good labor practices in the U.S. Read more

Special Report


Saying no to trade agreements won't stop trade. Labor's advocates need to support realistic proposals for modifying NAFTA and other pacts. Read more

Working in America