All Print Issues

May/Jun 2000

Issue #111


All the Issues in Workers’ Lives

Challenging the notion that unions should limit themselves to workplace concerns, breaking new ground on how to connect labor and community issues, exploring the relationship between the fight over economic issues and racial justice, and creating what some think actually has the look, feel, and smell of a social movement.


Back to the Streets

April 15th was a busy day in Washington, DC this year. A week of rallies, protests, teach-ins, nonviolence trainings, and preemptive police action was reaching its peak, and mass protests […]


Congressional Report Card

The Republican Revolution that captured control of Congress in 1994 resulted in sweeping changes in the way the federal government treats America’s poorest families. With just a handful of new […]

Editor’s Note

Uniting the Poor and Working Class for Housing, Living Wages and Justice

Social Security is politically sacrosanct for two reasons. First, it serves the elderly, and the elderly vote. Second, even though Social Security (like Medicare) provides significant help for the poor, […]


Shelter Shorts

Welfare-Style Time Limits Spread to Housing San Mateo County, CA is offering 300 families the chance to skip to the top of the Housing Authority’s 11,000 person waiting list – […]

Organizing Strategy

Improving Schools from the Bottom Up

Two years ago, when Oakland ACORN was considering a new citywide initiative, members voiced one concern loud and clear: the poor conditions of the public schools. Some parents discussed the […]


Practice Makes Perfect – Or At Least Able to Do the Job

Below is an excerpt from Fundraising for the Long Haul, recently published by Chardon Press. In this book, I explore the particular challenges of older groups and share with readers […]


Community Development Legislative News

HUD Budget Threatened – Again On June 21, the House of Representatives passed (256-169) H.R. 4635, the FY01 VA/HUD appropriations bill. The bill cuts many HUD programs and keeps others […]


Holding America to its Commitment

The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and His Legacy. Produced by the Chicago Video Project and Media Process Educational Films, 1999, Time: 56:40. $225 purchase; $75 rent. Limited number free to […]


Creating Your Employee Handbook

Creating Your Employee Handbook, by Leyna Bernstein and the Management Center, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000. 256 pp. Need an employee manual, but don’t know where to start? Creating Your Employee Handbook […]