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It’s an Academic Question: Why Progressive Intellectuals Should Not Stay Out of Internal Union Battles

In Regular Edition on May 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm

– By Dan Clawson

As an academic beginning to engage with the labor movement, if there was one point on which everyone was clear, it was this: you absolutely, positively cannot get involved in the internal politics of the labor movement.

I disagree. If we are to study and work with labor at all, we almost inevitably are involved in its internal politics. Even if it were possible to avoid doing so, I don’t think it would be desirable.
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