- Working-Class Perspectives offers weekly commentaries on current issues related to working-class people and communities. Contributors discuss a variety of issues, from what class means to how it intersects with race and gender to how class is shaping American politics. We welcome relevant comments of 500 words or less.
For questions or comments about this blog, e-mail Sherry Linkon. For assistance with news stories about working-class politics and culture, call or e-mail John Russo, 330-207-8085.
The State of the Working ClassListen to Working-Class Perspective editor Sherry Linkon's recent interview about Working-Class Studies on KERA's Think with Krys Boyd.
Tag Archives: Ohio
Why Trump Will Lose Ohio
It is always dangerous to publicly predict the outcome of a presidential election, especially in a purple state like Ohio. But I’ve done it twice, in 2011 and 2016, months in advance, when both of my predicted winners, Barack Obama … Continue reading
Posted in Contributors, Issues, John Russo, Working-Class Politics Tagged 2020 election, economics and politics, Ohio, Youngstown 3 Comments
Why Clinton Could Lose the Working Class in Ohio
Note: As the Republican National Convention gets underway in Cleveland, we’re reposting John Russo’s recent op-ed explaining why Hillary Clinton could lose working-class voters in Ohio and what she would need to do in order to win. The piece first … Continue reading
Obama Will Cruze to Victory
“And the winner is…” (Drum roll—sound of envelope being ripped open.) “…Barack Obama.” I’m going to be honest about this: when it comes to predicting the outcome of the 2012 presidential contest I’ve been downright Romneyan. It’s not something I’m … Continue reading
Posted in Contributors, Issues, Leo Jennings, Working-class politics Tagged 2012 election, auto bailout, Obama, Ohio, Romney, working-class voters 5 Comments
Right-To-Work Laws and Working-Class Voters: Another Teachable Moment
As a professor, I am always interested in teachable moments. When it became apparent in late 2010 that Ohio Governor John Kasich planned to introduce legislation depriving public sector workers of basic bargaining rights, I told reporters that it was … Continue reading
Posted in Contributors, Issues, John Russo, Working-class politics Tagged 2012 election, anti-union, Kasich, Obama, Ohio, Right-to-work, union households, working-class voters 4 Comments
How Obama Can Win Ohio
Note: This week’s blog is a repost of John Russo’s column from Friday’s Opinionator blog at the New York Times. The decisive referendum vote to repeal the bill that would limit collective bargaining by public sector unions has changed the … Continue reading
Posted in Contributors, Issues, John Russo, Working-class politics Tagged Issue 2, Obama, Ohio, politics, public sector workers, SB5, Sherrod Brown, Unions, working-class voters 2 Comments
Now’s the Time: Organizing in the Face of the Class War
Despite inspiring and massive rallies and protest campaigns, the two most visible attacks on America’s working class – the anti-union bills in Wisconsin and Ohio – have both been signed into law. While the attack on public sector unions is, … Continue reading
Posted in Contributors, Issues, John Russo, Sherry Linkon, Working-class politics Tagged anti-union bills, elections, Ohio, organizing, politics, SB5, war on the working class, Wisconsin 2 Comments