Shaun Richman

Shaun Richman is Program Director at the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies at SUNY Empire State College.


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He’s enacted more groundbreaking progressive legislation than any other Democratic presidential candidate. And he’s going nowhere fast. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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After decades of anti-worker rulings, unions are now challenging Taft-Hartley on free speech and other constitutional grounds. Read more

Law and Justice


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The NLRB’s top attorney is gunning for unions’ inflatable rat—but may miss and hit the restrictions on workers’ right to free speech. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Democrat Max Rose ousts its Republican congressman, no thanks to its ossified Democratic machine.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power



David Graeber's new book explores why millions of people's labor seems divorced from meaning or value.   Read more

Working in America


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The Trump faithful in the only GOP quadrant of New York City may go for an ex-con Steve Bannon guy in June’s Republican primary. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

And as unions’ difficulties in organizing auto plants make clear, where a company dominates the town, unionization is really hard. Read more

Economic Policy


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Americans’ First Amendment rights should apply to American workers.  Read more

Working in America