InfluenceWatch Podcast #98: History of Left-Wing Movements

In this episode, we bring the story of the United Auto Workers’ presidential cabin allegedly built with non-union labor full circle, dig into the history of left-wing movements like Students for a Democratic Society, and debunk some “reform conservative” mythmaking about “worker centers” and other so-called “alt-labor” organizations. Capital Research Center: UAW Caught Using Non-Union Labor on Perk for Ex-Boss Detroit News: UAW unloading Williams’ lakefront home…

Big Labor’s New Clothes

The right-of-center intellectual dalliance with left-labor activism has now long passed happenstance, breezed through coincidence, and arrived at enemy action. Completing the trifecta is a piece from Eli Lehrer of the R Street Institute (which one might recall is involved in the “eco-right” carbon tax campaign) in this week’s National Review. Endorsing so-called “worker centers,” Lehrer makes the following claim: “A strategy of supporting…

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