Sam Rosenfeld & Jake Rosenfeld

Sam Rosenfeld, a former web editor for the Prospect, is visiting assistant professor of government at Wesleyan University, beginning in September.

Jake Rosenfeld is associate professor of sociology at the University of Washington and the author of What Unions No Longer Do


Recent Articles

Should Liberals Back Public Employee Unions?

The stakes in the new battle over unions have far-reaching implications.  

AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart
The Supreme Court's 4-4 deadlock in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association on Tuesday delivered a high-profile win to the labor movement. The deadlock lets stand a lower court ruling that permits unions to charge fees to both members and non-members. Last year, Sam and Jake Rosenfeld examined what's at stake in the ongoing battle over labor unions for the Summer 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences By Daniel DiSalvo 304 pp. Oxford University Press $27.95 Bring Back the Bureaucrats: Why More Federal Workers Will Lead to Better (and Smaller!) Government By John J. DiIulio, Jr. 184 pp. Templeton Press $9.07 Earlier this year, Wisconsin Governor and GOP presidential aspirant Scott Walker answered a question about how he’d handle the Islamic State with the assurance that “if I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.” Many people ridiculed Walker’s equation...