Stephen Franklin

Stephen Franklin is a former labor writer for the Chicago Tribune and author of Three Strikes: Labor's Heartland Losses and What They Mean for Working Americans (2001).


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The decimation of the Heartland began a long time ago. Read more

Economic Policy


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Turning points in an unexpected victory for labor Read more

Working in America


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Whatever the outcome of the teachers' strike in the Windy City, it has big implications for the future of labor nationwide. Read more

Education in America

For the past half-decade, Egyptian workers, journalists, and bloggers have increasingly, and bravely, been standing up to their government. Read more


Some of the worst abuses are in food-processing and farming work -- where government is a huge purchaser. Read more

Special Report

As unemployment rises, the illegal treatment of day laborers only worsens. Where's the government? Read more

Special Report