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6 Articles by: Nelson Lichtenstein

Nelson Lichtenstein teaches history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His most recent book is Beyond the New Deal Order: American Politics from the Great Depression to the Great Recession, edited with Gary Gerstle and Alice O’Connor.

John Sweeney (1934–2021)

John Sweeney, who won the AFL-CIO presidency in 1995 as part of a progressive reform leadership slate called New Voice, died earlier this month at the age of eighty-six. He failed in his quest to revive the US labor movement — but he succeeded in pushing the main body of trade unionism firmly to the left.