Larry Cohen

Larry Cohen

Larry Cohen was the president of the Communications Workers of America, a 700,000 member labor union representing workers in Canada and the United States. Cohen was first elected by acclamation, in 2005, and left office in 2015. In 2015, Cohen joined presidential candidate Bernie Sander’s campaign as a liaison to organized labor.

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Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez pauses after a session during the DNC's summer meeting in Chicago. (Annie Rice/AP) Views
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Voters—and Nobody Else—Will Pick the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee
O n Saturday, the 447 members of the Democratic National Committee voted to democratize the party’s presidential nomination process by eliminating any say that super delegates will have on the first ballot for the presidential nominee at the 2020 convention. It’s a major stride forward towards...
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Friday, December 09, 2016
Donald Trump Is Bullying Unions. He Picked the Wrong Fight
It is repulsive but not shocking that Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman and president-elect, feels free to target Chuck Jones, the United Steelworkers local president, who is nothing short of a working-class hero. In a tweet , Trump wrote Chuck Jones “has done a terrible job representing...
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Sunday, May 22, 2016
How to Make the Democratic Nominating Process Actually Democratic
In late July, delegates to the Democratic National Convention will gather in Philadelphia, not only to nominate a president and vice president but to debate a reform agenda for the party itself. Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution is centered on democratizing U.S. politics, including...
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Monday, May 02, 2016
Three Next Steps in the Political Revolution
Bernie Sanders will campaign all the way up to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia to seek the nomination—and to continue building the “political revolution.” What is that political revolution, beyond his call to get the billionaires and corporations out and the people in? "Those of us who...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Bernie Sanders and ‘The Big Short’
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ major policy speech at Town Hall in New York City on Tuesday – in which he declared that he will “break up any banks that are too big to fail and that big bankers will not be too big to jail” – felt a lot like the last scene of Adam McKay’s “The Big...
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Friday, September 05, 2014
Our Climate, Our Economy and Our Democracy
This most recent Labor Day has given us an opportunity to come together and recognize the working Americans who are on the front lines, responding to and solving the climate crisis. We want to honor the first responders who stayed on the job for days and nights through and after Superstorm Sandy,...
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