Retail is the nation's largest employer. In order to grow, labor unions need to step up their organizing and focus on empowering the rank-and-file in this industry.
The Reagan years were an era of intensified attacks on women's rights, but resistance built from the grassroots stood up to the anti-choicers.
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Kiese Laymon is the author of the forthcoming novel, Long Division, and a book of essays titled How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He is an associate professor of English at Vassar College and a contributing editor for Gawker. He blogs at Cold Drank.