“Imperfect Unions,” Washington Post, August 17, 2005

It was late at night, in the middle of a hard-fought union campaign, when a friend confessed that he wondered if he had “made the right choice.” He had just quit graduate school to become a labor organizer and was having second thoughts about his decision. I asked him if he was worried about the long hours, the political frustrations or the frequent travel.

“No,” he said bluntly. “I’m worried that there won’t be a labor movement in 30 years.”

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