Peter Dreier Quoted in the Media


“Campaign to Unload: Gun Divestment at Occidental College,” Al Jazeera America TV, Mar. 23, 2014.

Interviewed on Al Jazeera America TV about Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 21, 2014.

Interview with Bill Moyers, October 2013.

Interview on the “Tavis Smiley Show,” Oct. 16, 2012.

Interview with Rachel Maddow, September 2009.

Talk at All Saints Church, “Pasadena’s Tale of Two Cities”, January 2001.


Richard Anderson, “Let’s Play Two,” Occidental College magazine, Summer 2022

Michael Arria, “A People’s History of Baseball: An Interview with Peter Dreier,” Jacobin, May 25, 2022

Mark Kreidler, “The Jackie Robinson We Didn’t Get to Know,” Capital & Main, April 15 –  (Reposted in Newsweek, April 16 –


Jennifer Medina, “By Day, a Sunny Smile for Disney Visitors. By Night, an Uneasy Sleep in a Car”, The New York Times, February 27, 2018

Margot Roosevelt, “Disneyland Resort workers struggle to pay for food, housing and medical care, union survey finds“, Orange County Register,  February 27, 2018

Hugo Martin, “Study finds three quarters of Disney’s Anaheim resort employees can’t afford basic living expenses”, Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2018

Hugo Martin, “Unions at the Disneyland Resort propose ballot measure to raise wages for workers“, Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2018

Merrit Kennedy, “Some Disneyland Employees Struggle To Pay For Food, Shelter, Survey Finds”, NPR,  February 28, 2018

Ben Hoyle, “Disneyland staff ‘living on streets’”, The Times (London), March 2, 2018

Ewan Palmer, “Homeless and Hungry: Survey Finds Disneyland workers are Massively Underpaid, Newsweek,  February 28, 2018

Paulina Velasco, “Down and out in Disneyland: study finds most LA workers can’t cover basic needs”, The Guardian,  March 1, 2018

Madeline Brand, “Survey reveals many Disneyland workers can’t make ends meet”, KCRW-Press Play, March 1, 2018

“Disneyland workers struggle with low wages and homelessness”, CBS News,  March 1, 2018

Jacob Passy, “Some Disneyland staff say they struggle with homelessness and food insecurity”, Marketwatch, March 1, 2018

Gabriel San Roman, “Disney Labor Unions Announce $15 Living Wage Campaign for Anaheim Resort”, OC Weekly,  March 1, 2018

Zac SelfReport: 10 percent of Disneyland employees have recently experienced homelessness”ABC 10 News, February 28, 2018

Disneyland Work Conditions Questioned”, CBS Los Angeles, February 28, 2018

Survey finds 10 percent of Disneyland employees have been homeless in past two years”, Fox 61, February 28, 2018

Margot Roosevelt,  “Disney unions’ ballot drive seeks to raise wages up to $18 an hour for hospitality companies that take Anaheim subsidies”, Orange County Registrar,  February 28, 2018

“Some Disneyland workers get paid so little they experience homelessness”, CBS 8 Anaheim, February 27, 2018

New Survey: Disneyland Employees Report Low-Pay Hardships, Los Angeles Business Journal , Diane Hathman­,  February 28, 2018

Gabriel San Roman, “Disneyland Resort Workers Are the True Magic-Makers, But a Survey Shows Many Toil in Poverty”, OC Weekly, February 28, 2018

Tracy Bloom and Chip Yost, “10% of Disneyland Employees Have Been Homeless in the Past 2 Years, Union-Funded Wage Report Finds“, KTLA, February 28, 2018

Jacqueline Garcia, “Empleados de Disneylandia acusan a la compañía multimillonaria de pagarles salarios de miseria“, La Opinion, February 28, 2018

“Informe revela bajos salarios en Disneyland“, Telemundo, February 28, 2018

“Some Disneyland Workers Are Homeless: Union-Funded Report Says”, NBC Los Angeles,  February 28, 2018

Michelle Gant, “Many Disneyland employees struggle to pay living expenses, face homelessness, according to survey”, Fox News,  February 28, 2018


Kalyan Kumar, “Election 2016: Profile of Bernie Sanders”, International Business Times, January 6, 2016.

Shelby King, “Could a Rent Strike Work in Portland?” Portland Mercury, January 20, 2016.

Steven De Foer, “Michael Bloomberg, reddende engel in centrum?,” De Standaard, January 25, 2016 (Holland).

Kevin Smith, “Pasadena will raise the minimum wage as council approves plan,” Pasadena Star-News, February 1, 2016.   

Giovanna Faggionato, “Usa, per i giovani il socialismo non è più tabù: le ragioni,” Lettera 43, February 4, 2016 (Italy).

Interviewed on “Air Talk with Larry Mantle” on “Paul Ryan for president? Speaker vows to refuse nomination but some aren’t buying it”, KPCC radio, April 13, 2016.

Björn af Kleen , “Bernie Sanders – ständigt förbannad,” Dagens Nyheter,  April 16, 2016  (Sweden).


Katharine Seelye, “As Mayor, Bernie Sanders Was More Pragmatist Than Socialist,” New York Times, Nov. 25, 2015.

Haya El Nasser, “Rent control movement gains momentum as housing prices soar: More renter and less rental housing creates an affordability crisis,” Al Jazeera, Nov. 20, 2015.

Interviewed by Alex Cohen, “Should socialism be a dirty word in America?” Take 2, KPCC radio, Nov. 6, 2015.

Sally Jacobs, “As Vermont official Sanders ‘got things done,'” Boston Globe, Oct. 31, 2015.

Interviewed by Brian Watt, “Port truck drivers and warehouse workers strike together for better wages and ’employee’ status,” KPCC radio, Oct. 27, 2015.

Margaret Talbot, “The Populist Prophet,” The New Yorker, Oct. 12, 2015.

Interviewed on “Air Talk with Larry Mantile,” KPCC, Sept. 18, 2015 – about Bernie Sanders campaign.

Oly Nyeng, “Socialisten fra Vermont” (“Socialist from Vermont”), Weekendavisen (The Weekend Newspaper), (Denmark), Aug. 28, 2015.

Linda Qiu, “Bernie Sanders – socialist of democratic socialist?” PolitiFact, August 26, 2015.

Franco Ordoñez, “Former Rep. Mel Watt disappeared into new job. Now he’s back,” Charlotte News-Observer, August 4, 2015.

Teresa Wiltz, “Can rent control fix the gap between wages and housing costs?” USA Today, July 31, 2015.

Sarah Brown, “Guns, Prisons, Social Causes: New Fronts Emerge in Campus Fights Over Divestment,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 20, 2015.

Amy Dean, “Is the Fight for 15 the New Civil Rights Movement?” Al Jazeera, June 22, 2015.

Dakota Smith, “LA Passes Minimum Wage Increase That Reaches $15 by 2020,” LA Daily News, May 19, 2015.

Rory Caroll, “LA minimum wage campaigners target nearby cities after winning $15 fight,” The Guardian, May 21, 2015.

Emily Green, “Could S.F. Supe’s bid to halt building market-rate units work?” San Francisco Chronicle, May 9, 2015.

Gene Maddus, “Will L.A.’s Proposed Minimum-Wage Hike Harm Restaurants or Help Workers – or Both?,” LA Weekly, April 20, 2015.

Steve Lopez, “After 31 years in Echo Park, victims of displacement by gentrification,” Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2015.

Jim Puzzanghera,  “Fannie, Freddie Regulator Hesitates to Order Principal Reduction,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 6, 2015.

Interviewed by Ben Bergman, “The Accident Origin of the $15 Minimum-Wage Movement,” National Public Radio, Marketplace, Jan. 30, 2015.

Frank Shyong and Marisa Gerber, “Pasadena embarrassed by charges that employee embezzles $5 million,” Los Angeles Times, Jan. 15, 2015.


Jason Rosenbaum, “Can St. Louis Business Owners Help Push For Systemic Change?” St. Louis Public Radio, Dec. 4, 2014.

Jason Song, “Occidental Students Confront the Reality of Political Campaigns: Defeat,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 29, 2014.

Steven Greenhouse, “The Fight for $15.37 an Hour: How a Coalition Pushed for a Hotel Worker’s Minimum Wage,” New York Times, Nov. 22, 2014.

Nina Shapiro, “Election ’14: What Would Happen if Jess Spear Overturned the Rent-Control Ban?” Seattle Weekly, Oct. 14, 2014.

Clea Benson, “Fannie-Freddie’s Watt Making Few Changes Irks His Allies,” Business Week/Bloomberg, Oct. 1, 2014.

Katie Gilbert, “Balancing the Moral and Financial Side of Gun Divestment,”  Institutional Investor, July 26, 2014.

Interviewed on “Which Way LA?” (KCRW) about California’s new minimum wage, July 1, 2014.

Jordan England-Nelson, “Manhattan Beach-based Skechers accused of sketchy labor practices,” Long Beach Daily Breeze, June 25, 2014.

Amy Martinez, “Why $15? Wage plan based on politics more than precise math,” Seattle Times, May 31, 2014.

Neil Nisperos, “Report: Many black, Latino homeowners left behind in housing recovery,” San Bernardino Sun, May 23, 2014.

Interviewed by Warren Olney, “Whose housing recovery is it?”, KCRW’s To the Point, May 20, 2014.

Jim Gallagher, “St. Louis is hot spot for underwater mortgages,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 9, 2014.

Pete Carey, “Housing Recovery skips cities in the East Bay: Richmond, Vallejo and Antioch hit the hardest,” Contra Costa Times, May 9, 2014.

Pete Carey, “Underwater Homes: Minorities still suffering from housing collapse,” San Jose Mercury News, May 8, 2014.

Peter Waldman, “Racism Accusations? Donate to the NAACP,” Business Week, May 5, 2014.

Karen Grigsby Bates, “The NAACP’s Less-than-Sterling Intentions,” NPR’s All Things Considered, April 29, 2014.

Joe Nocera, “The Gun Report,” New York Times, Feb. 20, 2014.

Larry Gordon, “Occidental College bans investments in assault weapons companies,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 19, 2014.

Interviewed by Jon Wiener about the death of Pete Seeger, KPFK, Feb. 5, 2014.

Harold Meyerson, “Money made at others’ expense,” Washington Post, Jan. 29, 2014.

Interviewed on TakePart/Live television about Martin Luther King’s Legacy, Jan. 16, 2014.


Tamara Audi, “Los Angeles gets serious about its Downtown,” Wall Street Journal, Dec. 28, 2013.

Nick O’Malley, “Low wage protests turn up heat on Wal-Mart,” Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 29, 2013.

Tiffany Hsu, “Toiling on holiday gets a positive spin; Retailers wage a ‘charm offensive’ to show they appreciate workers and respect Thanksgiving. Some people don’t buy it,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 27, 2013.

Joan Verdon, “Black Friday Protests to Grow,” The Record, Bergen County, NJ, Nov. 19, 2013.

“Eye on the East Bay: The Eye sheds a tear as it bids farewell to longtime Walnut Creek Home,” Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, Oct. 27, 2013.

Anthony York; Patrick McGreevy, “Immigration bills gained from more engaged Brown; Legislators say with the state’s fiscal crisis over, the governor helped craft the laws,” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 14, 2013.

“Drowning in underwater mortgages: California city calls big banks’ bluff in effort to rescue struggling homeowners and jump-start housing recovery,” Buffalo News, Oct. 13, 2013.

Mike Konczal, “Is Richmond’s mortgage seizure scheme even legal?: The ins and outs of using eminent domain to keep people out of foreclosure,” Washington Post, Sept. 21, 2013.

Joe Piasecki, “Activists protest outside Wells Fargo executive’s San Marino home,” Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2013.

David Wharton, “Star dust-up: Puig has a sensational first month in the majors, but many wonder if that should be good enough to get him to the All-Star game,” Los Angeles Times, July 5, 2013.

Jennifer Medina, “Immigrant workers give new direction to Los Angeles unions,” New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast), New York, NY, May 18, 2013.

Radio interview on the Burt Cohen Show, Feb. 12, 2013.

Radio interview on the Mark Steiner Show, WEAA Baltimore 88.9, Jan. 28, 2013.

Progressive Forum with Wally James, KPFT, Houston, TX, Jan. 24, 2013.

Mark Thompson, “Make It Plain,” Sirius Radio, Jan. 15, 2013.

Brian Sumers, “Truckers union reaches collective bargaining agreement with Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports,” LA Daily News, Jan. 10, 2013.

Robert Kuttner, “The Austerity Lobby Loses One,” American Prospect, Jan. 4, 2013.

Interview on C-SPAN TV about my book The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century, “Book Discussion on The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century.” January 2013.


Michael Kling, “Paul Krugman: Starbucks CEO confused about fiscal cliff,” Money News, December 31, 2012.

Daniel Nasaw, “Newton Shootings: NRA Silent on Gun Laws,” BBC News, December 17, 2012.

Shep Cohen, Radio interview on WDVR, New Jersey, Nov. 23, 2012.

Kris Welch,  Radio interview on KPFA, Berkeley, CA, Nov. 9, 2012.

Ian Lovet, “Politics 101, Without the Classroom,” New York Times, Nov.  6, 2012.

“Inside the Issues” with Wilmer Leon, Sirius XM, Oct. 27, 2012.

Live with Lynn CullenSteel City Media, Pittsburgh, Oct. 25, 2012.

Cathy Wurzer, “Author places Paul Wellstone in the ‘Social Justice Hall of Fame’,” Minnesota Public Radio, Oct. 25, 2012.

“Close Up” with Sam Roberts, NY1 TV, Oct. 17, 2012.

TV interview with Laura Flanders/Bill Moyers, Oct. 17, 2012

TV interview on Tavis Smiley Show, “Author Peter Dreier”, PBS, October 14, 2012.

Radio interview on Mike Feder Show, Sirius XM, Oct. 13, 2012.

Interview on “The Cycle”MSNBC-TV, Oct. 12, 2012.

Interview with Gene Bradley, KBOO, Portland, OR, Oct. 3, 2012.

Interview on the “Mitch and Joe Show,” KBTK, Flagstaff, AZ, Oct. 2, 2012.

Adam Nagourney, “California is latest stage for election battle over unions,” New  York Times, Oct. 2, 2012.

“Bibliocracy” with Andrew Tonkovich, KPFK, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 2, 2012.

Elaine Woo, “Barry Commoner, pillar of environmental movement, dies at 95,” Los Angeles Times, Oct. 2, 2012.

Kevin Uhrich, “California’s crowded Nov. 6 ballot to decide questions of life, death, taxes, and free speech,” Pasadena Weekly, Sept. 27, 2012.

“Left Jab” with Michael Goodfriend, Sirius XM, Sept. 16, 2012.

“A Better World” with Mitchell Rabin, Progressive Radio Network, Sept. 5, 2012.

Interview with Bill Moller, WGN Radio, Chicago, Sept. 3, 2012.

“Voices at Work” with Ron Gonyea, KPFTB, Houston, TX, Sept. 3, 2012.

Mid-Day with Chris Salcedo and Lori Lundin, America’s Radio News Network, Sept. 3, 2012.

“A Public Affair,” WORT, Madison, WI, Sept. 3, 2012.

Radio interview on “Pat Morrison Show,” KPCC (Los Angeles 89.3), Sept. 2, 2012.

Interview with David Walsh, History News Network, Aug. 30, 2012.

“Sunday Morning”  with Stu Levitan, WXXM, Madison, WI, Aug. 29, 2012.

Radio interview with Tavis Smiley, Aug. 28, 2012.

Radio interview with Margaret Prescott on“Sojourners”KPFK, Aug. 27, 2012.

Interview with Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor,” FOX News, Aug. 8, 2012.

Radio interview on “Tropical Currents,” WLRN, South Florida, Aug. 8, 2012.

KPOJ, Portland, OR, Aug. 8, 2012.

“Pat Williams Show,” WDBO, Orlando, FL, Aug. 4, 2012.

Interview with Mitch Jeserich Radio on “Letters and Politics,” KPFA, July 27, 2012.

Live radio interview on “Journey Home”, KSFR, Sante Fe, NM, July 25, 2012.

In-studio radio interview on “Living Room,” KPFA, Berkeley, CA, July 21, 2012.

Radio interview on “Progressive Forum,” KPFT, Pacifica/Houston, TX, July 20, 2012.

“Which Way LA?” with Warren Olney, KCRW, Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 2012.

Radio interview on the “Rich Smith Show,” Pennsylvania, July 18, 2012.

Radio interview with Margaret Prescod on “Sojourner Truth” , KPFK, Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 2012.

Radio interview with Jon Wiener, KPFK, Los Angeles, CA, July 11, 2012.

Radio interview with Matt Lewis on “The Daily Caller Podcast,” July 7, 2012.

Radio interview with Barry Lynn on “Culture Shocks,” Genesis Communication, Washington, D.C., July 2, 2012.

Olivia Ward, “Wisconsin recall results show power of big money in U.S. politics,” Toronto Star, June 6, 2012.

Interviewed about May Day on Larry Mantle’s “Airtalk”, KPCC, May 1, 2012.

Kate Taylor, “With tweaks, Quinn’s living wage bill aims lower,” New York Times,  April 12, 2012.

Howard Koplowitz, “2012 Republican Primary: Do Celebrity Endorsements Matter?” International Business Times, March 8, 2012.

Adam Nagourney, “Los Angeles mayor sets sights on a bigger stage,” New York Times, Feb. 21, 2012.


Christina Hoag, “Occupy LA stands out for camp-city cooperation,” Business Week, Nov. 25, 2011.

Antoine Flandrin, “États-Unis : les Indignés ont changé le climat”, Ouest-France, Oct. 17 2011.

“U.S. Protesters must define demands,” Press TV, Iran, Oct. 10 2011.

Michael Powell, “Putting a face on whats at stake in a clash over the minimum wage,” New York Times, Oct. 10, 2011.

Liz Spikol, “Stop making assumptions about Occupy Philly,” Philadelphia Magazine, Oct. 7, 2011.

Suzy Khimm, “How Occupy Wall Street could succeed,” Washington Post, Oct. 3 2011.

“U.S. Protests Effective,” Press TV, Iran, Sept. 21, 2011.

Daniel Nasaw, “Could world social unrest hit America’s streets?”, BBC News Magazine, Sept. 19, 2011.

Andre Coleman, “Between the Lines: Redistricting panel unveils final maps for Congress and State Legislature,” Pasadena Weekly, August 4, 2011.

Stephenie Ghiya, “Eight Days and County,” A La Canada Daily Sun, August 3, 2011.

Jack Garvey, “Voting Ourselves Off the Island,” Newburyport (MA) Daily News, July 18, 2011.

Andre Coleman, The Mural Vanishes,” New York Times, April 1, 2011″>”State of emergency: Parents, students and educators rally against more cuts to school funding,” Pasadena Weekly, May 12, 2011.

Peter Catapano, “The Mural Vanishes,” New York Times, April 1, 2011

Patrick McGreevy, “California taxpayers’ money wasted, misused, state auditor finds,” LA Times, Jan. 19, 2011

Steve Lopez, “Pasadena Businesses Step in to Aid Schools,” LA Times, January 30, 2011.

Tula Connell, “The Triangle Fire: Still Burning Before Our Nation,” The Nation, March 24, 2011.

Patrick McGreevy, “California taxpayers’ money wasted, misused, state auditor finds,” LA Times, Jan. 19, 2011

Steve Lopez, “Pasadena Businesses Step in to Aid Schools,” LA Times, January 30, 2011


Kate Linthicum, “California ACORN breaks off into new nonprofit group,” Los Angeles Times, January 13, 2010

Brian Charles, “Pasadena Unified Passes Parcel Tax,” Pasadena Star-News, January 27, 2010. Curt Guyette, “Smashing ACORN: There’s a bigger scandal than the pimp tapes,” Detroit Metro Times, February 3, 2010

Steve Greenhouse and Louise Story, “Unions Make Strides as They Attack Banks,” New York Times, March 24, 2010

Dave Murray, “Education Action Group leader blasted in Huffington Post for ‘fib’ he calls ‘regrettable,’” The Grand Rapids Press, March 26, 2010

Patrick McDonnell, Paul Pringle and Peter Nicholas, ‘Influential union chief to quit post; The SEIU leader sought to reshape labor, helped elect ,” Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2010.

Patrick McDonnell, “SEIU picks first female president,” Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2010.

Barrie McKenna, “California on the Verge of ‘System Failure,” Toronto Globe and Mail, June 18, 2010.

Kris Welch, “Living Room” – interviewed on KPFA radio about my study of media coverage of ACORN, August 27, 2010.

Maria Armoudian, “The Insighters” – interviewed on KPFK radio about my study of media coverage of ACORN, September 2, 2010

Stephen Greenhouse,After a Life in Labor, a Union Leader Retires, Frustrated by the Movement’s Troubles,” New York Times, September 4, 2010.

Stephen Greenhouse, “Labor Tries to Organize Carwashes in Los Angeles,” New York Times, September 6, 2010.


Jessica Garrison, “Group Unveils Affordable Housing Plan with Perks for Builders,” Los Angeles Times, January 9, 2009.

Liz Sidota, “Labor Infighting Undermines Political Clout,” Associated Press, March 17, 2009.

Bill Moyers Journal, March 20, 2009,

Sara Rimer, “Community Organizing Never Looked So Good,” New York Times, April 12, 2009.

Barbara Ehrenreich, “Too Poor to Make the News,” New York Times, June 14, 2009.

Waiting for the Call,” Inside Higher Education, August 13, 2009.

Teddy Davis, “Obama Warned That GOP’s ‘Government Takeover’ Attack Won’t End If Public Option is Dropped,” ABC News, Sept. 3, 2009. http://abcnews.gcom/print?id=8476656

Karen Heller, “The Real Threat Posed by ACORN,” Philadelphia Inquirer, October 3, 2009.

Interviewed by “Newsweek on Air,” October 3, 2009 (about my study of media coverage of ACORN) podcast
Clarence Page, “How ACORN Helped Its Enemies,” Chicago Tribune, September 27, 2009

Interviewed on The Rachel Maddow show, MSNBC TV, on September 24 and September 29, 2009;

Harold Meyerson, “For ACORN, Truth Lost Amid the Din,” Washington Post, September 23, 2009

The ACORN Videos: Did NPR Ignore Them?” National Public Radio, September 23, 2009

Secret ‘pimp and hooker’ video was last straw for ACORN” Billings (MT) Gazette, September 24, 2009 (editorial)

Judy Keen and William M. Welch, “For ACORN, Controversy Now a Matter of Survival,” USA Today, September 23, 2009

Michael Calderone, “Study: Media’s been wrong on ACORN,” Politico, September 23, 2009

Barbara Barrett, “Criticism of ACORN is Nothing New,” Detroit Free Press, September 20, 2009

Interview with Doug Clifford on his radio show (Gainesville, Florida), WSKY-FM, September 30, 2009.

Rinku Sen, “ACORN Is the New Dirty Word,” New America Media, October 1, 2009.

Wendy Kaminer, “ACORN: A Cautionary Tale,” Atlantic, September 24, 2009

Eric Alterman, “Think Again: Falling for the Far Right’s ACORN Agenda,” Center for American Progress, September 24, 2009

Interview with Don Williams on “The Nookular Option,” radio show, 88.3FM in Toledo, Ohi , October 3, 2009.

Talibah Chikwendu, “Study Concludes ACORN Was Smeared,” African American, September 2009.

Karen Heller, “The real threat posed by ACORN,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 3, 2009

Brian Wallstin, “Reporters Who Busted ACORN Did So With an Agenda,” Columbia Missourian, October 5, 2009

Sam Dolnick, “Coalition Vows Wage Fight Over Kingsbridge Armory Mall Proposal, “ New York Times, Nov. 16, 2009.

Katie Connolly, “Poll: Majority of Republicans Believe ACORN Stole the Presidential Election,” Newsweek, Nov. 19, 2009

Rebecca Bowe and Sarah Phelan, “Attack of the Right Wing Nuts: What lies behind the rhetoric of today’s conservative media?” SF Bay Guardian, October 21 2009; reprinted in Santa Fe Reporter, Nov. 4, 2009.

Dan Carpenter, “Sweet ‘street’ justice,” Indianapolis Star, December 30, 2009.


Jack Leonard, “Labor group backs Ridley-Thomas in supervisor’s race,” Los Angeles Times, December 19, 2007. Neal Peirce, “Back to the future to cure the mortgage scandal?” Denver Post, January 3, 2008 Molly Okean and Fred Ortega, “Iraq war milestone marked by protests,” Pasadena Star-News, March 19, 2008

Patrick McGreevy, “California regions battle over housing money,” Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2008.

Mike Meno, “More Talk Than Action on Rent Control,” Montgomery (Md) Gazette, April 23, 2008

Fred Ortega, “Clinton Backers Not About to Give Up,” Whittier Daily News, May 7, 2008

Paul Pringle, “U.S. investigates L.A.-based union’s election,” Los Angeles Times, August 16, 2008.

Michael Powell, “Tracing the Disparate Threads in Obama’s Political Philosophy,” New York Times, August 24, 2008.

Jeanna Bryner, “Political Flip-Flops: From Lies to Legitimate Change,” LiveScience, August 25, 2008.

Paul Pringle, “Congress investigates L.A. local of the Service Employees International Union,” Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2008.

Jon Wertheim, “More Athletes Are Taking a Stand During This Political Season, Sports Illustrated, September 9, 2008

Interviewed on “Radio Nation,” October 31, 2008, about my article, “GOP’s Blame-ACORN Game” in The Nation magazine

Interviewed on KPFK, Los Angeles, October 31, 2008 about my article, “GOP’s Blame-ACORN Game” in The Nation magazine

Von Heiko Oldorp, ”Sport im US-Wahlkampf” [“Sport in the U.S. Election Campaign”) Zeit, October 31, 2008 Bob Kimball, “Sports Stars Join Candidates on Campaign Trail,” USA TODAY, Nov. 4, 2008.

Paul Pringle, “A year of triumphs and scandals for SEIU,” Los Angeles Times, December 31, 2008.


Ezra Klein, “Taking Back the States,” American Prospect, Vol. 18, Issue 1, January 2007.

“Peter Dreier Discusses Living Wage,” KPCC, January 31, 2007.

“Peter Dreier Discusses Deal Over Wages at LAX Hotels,” KPCC, January 31, 2007.

Joe Mathews and Duke Helfand, “Compromise circumvents battle over living wage,” Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2007.

Neal Peirce, “Steps that say we’re serious about an equitable society,” Houston Chronicle, February 4, 2007 (Column syndicated by Washington Post Writers Group, published in many daily newspapers under various headlines).

Steve Lopez, “66 million reasons to re-examine Grand Ave.,” Los Angeles Times, February 7, 2007

“Peter Dreier: A People’s History of Los Angeles,” KPCC, Feb. 15-16, 2007.

Daniel Wood, “From L.A., a Reinvention of Big Labor,” Christian Science Monitor, April 10, 2007

Justin Chapman and Kevin Urich, “Size Doesn’t Matter,” Pasadena Weekly, April 12, 2007 (about new PUSD Supt. Edwin Diaz)

Andrew Coleman, “Appearance is Everything,” Pasadena Weekly, April 26, 2007 (about Bob Harrison’s election to PUSD board and resignation from PEF board)

Joe Mathews and Steve Hymon, “Living wage for LAX hotel staffs blocked,” Los Angeles Times, May 5, 2007.

Marc Haefele, “Crowding Antonio,” CityBeat, May 10, 2007.

Jarrett Murphy, “Are Cities On Candidates’ Minds?” City Limits, May 29, 2007

Jessica Garrison, “Affordable housing efforts criticized,” Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2007 (about City Controller Laura Chick’s audit of city housing agencies and programs)

Interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio (July 17) and on Minnesota Public Radio (July 19) about presidential candidate John Edwards’ anti-poverty tour.

Tony Pugh, “A pitch to keep rents in reach: Bill aims for fund for affordable housing, 1st-time homebuyers,” Charlotte Observer, July 19, 2007 (about Democrats’ efforts to pass an affordble housing trust fund in Congress)
Interviewed on Warren Olney’s “To the Point” radio program (KCRW) about the 40th anniversary of the 1967 urban riots – July 2007 Interviewed on KPFA’s “Against the Grain” about my article, “Housing the Working Poor” – October 3, 2007.

Duke Helfand and Marc Lifsher, “Governor, mayor lack roles in writers strike,” Los Angeles Times, November 8, 2007.

Andre Coleman, “School Zone: School Supporters Say Its Time to Act,” Pasadena Weekly, November 15, 2007.

Adrienne Nettles, Elizabeth Campbell, Traci Shurley, and Melissa Vargas, “A roof over their heads, but much hardship beneath,” Ft. Worth Star Telegram, November 25, 2007.


Joe Plasecki and Andrew Coleman, “Council targets schools for change,” Pasadena Weekly, Feb. 9, 2006

Frank Bentayou, “Balancing Private Rights, Public Good,” Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Feb. 4, 2006.

Gary, Scott, “School power reform mulled,” Pasadena Star-News, Feb. 7, 2006.

Jim Newton, “Tall, Green, Vital: L.A. as Mayor Dreams It,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 19, 2006 (about Mayor Villaraigosa=s planning agenda for a city of parks, high-rise housing, a subway to the sea, etc)

Steve Hymon, “Firebrand Named to Top L.A. County Labor Post,” Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2006 (about Maria Elena Durazo’s election to head the LA County Federation of Labor)

Duke Helfand and Nancy Cleeland, “Nation’s Mayors Put Spotlight on Poverty,” Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2006.

Alina Tugend, “The Least Affordable Place to Live? Try Salinas,” Sunday New York Times, May 7, 2006. (about California’s housing shortage)

Cara Mia DiMassa, “1-Year Ban OKd on Loft Conversions,” Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2006

Interviewed by Janine Jackson on “Counterspin” (syndicated public radio program), June 2, 3006,. about my Nation article, “Why Mine Deaths Are Up” ( about media coverage of mine safety issues).

Interviewed by Warren Olney on KCWR’s “Which Way LA?”,- June 12, 2006, about LA’s housing crisis

Erik Eckholm, “City by City, an Antipoverty Group Plants Seeds of Change,” New York Times, June 26, 2006. (about ACORN)

Allison Milionis, “Shining the Nickel,” LA City Beat, June 29, 2006 (about the controversy over gentrification of LA’s Skid Row)

Kenneth Todd Ruiz, “Council drops PUSD elections proposals,” Pasadena Star-News, July 18, 2006 – about previous night’s City Council mtg, where Council decided not to pursue election rules change for PUSD

Nancy Cleeland, “Rich, Poor Live Poles Apart in L.A. as Middle Class Keeps Shrinking,” Los Angeles Times, July 23, 2006 – citing Brookings study on geographic segregation in LA and elsewhere

Joe Mathews, “In a Shift, Union Group Backs Abortion Rights,” Los Angeles Times. August 7, 2006 (The California Labor Federation votes to oppose Prop. 85, which would direct doctors to notify minors’ parents).

Steve Lopez, “Coming of Age as Neighbors in LA,” Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2006 (column about gentrification and what to do about it)

Kenneth Todd Ruiz, “Lawmakers push public-education bills,” Pasadena Star-News, August 30, 2006.

Dan Laidman, “Villaraigosa: L.A. in need of affordable homes, rent ,” Torrence (CA) Daily Breeze, September 16, 2006

Kenneth Todd Ruiz, “PUSD tensions eclipse business: Leadership, budget decisions looming,” Pasadena Star-News, Sunday, September 17, 2006.

Mark Lacter, “Vanishing Point: Can A City Survive Without a Middle Class? L.A. Is About to Find Out,” Los Angeles Magazine, October 2006

Joe Mathews, “Publication raises questions about Contreras’ death,” Los Angeles Times, October 27, 2006

Duke Helfand and Steve Hymon, “Business and labor bond over bonds: Both support public works measures on next week’s ballot that promise jobs, profits,” Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2006

Kevin Roderick, “Pop Star Mayor, ” Los Angeles Magazine, December 2006.

Steve Lopez, “No words, no sign of a heart from developer,” Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2006

Kenneth Todd Ruiz, “Diaz’s Arrival Marred by Veil of Secrecy,” Pasadena Star-News, December 20, 2006

Carla Rivera, “Pasadena Names New School Chief,” Los Angeles Times, December 21, 2006.


Interviewed for and appeared in “Also Ran,” documentary film by Paul Mariano about the campaign to recall Gov. Gray Davis and the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger, released January 2005

Carlos Rajo, “Cuestionan Las Nuevas Propuestas,” Hoy (Los Angeles), January 7, 2005.

Fred Kelly, “Helping Not Voluntary for Jobless,” Charlotte Observer, Feb. 19, 2005.

“Air Talk: Peter Dreier Discusses the Primary Election,” KPCC, March 7, 2005.

Mark Sommer, “Planner Says Nation’s Urban Areas Need `No City Left Behind’ Policy,” Buffalo News, March 29, 2005.

Carla Rivera, “Taking Homeless Services to a New Level,” Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2005.

Robert Greene, “Your City Council Not At Work,” LA Weekly, April 8-14, 2005.

Elmer Smith, “Paying the Segregation Tax,” Philadelpha Daily News, April 22, 2005.

Elena Maggioni, “Vota Antoni A Los Angeles,” Europa, April 27, 2005 (Story in daily newspaper published in Italy about the LA Mayor’s race between Mayor Jim Hahn and challenger City Council member Antonio Villaraigosa)

Patrick McGreevy and Jessica Garrison, “The Race for Mayor Is Turning Inside Out,” Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2005.

Jason Felch and Jessica Garrison, “Labor, Politicians Praise Contreras,” Los Angeles Times, May 8, 2005.

Interviewed on KPFK’s “Beneath the Surface (May 10, 2005) and KCRW’s “Which Way LA?” (May 11, 2005) about the death of LA labor leader Miguel Contreras.

Noam Levey and Jessica Garrison, “Big Win, But Little Time to Deliver,” Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2005.

Inteviewed on KCRW’s “Which Way LA?” (May 18, 2005) about Antonio Villaraigosa’s mayoral victory

Howard Fine, “Living Wage Law Generated More Debate Than Benefits,” Los Angeles Business Journal, June 6, 2005.

Bobbi Murray, “The Fed Gets a Surprise,” LA City Beat, June 30-July 6, 2005

Curt Guyette, “Ticker Shock,” Detroit Metro Times, July 6, 2005

Bobbi Murray, “Collision Course,” LA City Beat, July 7-13, 2005

Fred Siegel, “Ya Gotta Love Bratton,” Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2005.

Kevin Roderick, “A Winners Circle,” LA Magazine, August 2005

Cara Mia DiMassa and Stuart Pfeifer, “2 Strategies on Policing Homeless,” Los Angeles Times, October 6, 2005.

Gene Maddaus, “O’Connor labeled pitch-perfect choice for TofR return to politics,” Pasadena Star-News, October 27, 2005.

Bobbi Murray, “Signs of Struggle,” LA City Beat, November 2, 2005.

Bobbi Murray, “Shake-Up!” Jewish Journal, November 4, 2005.

arc Lavine, “French Riots Raise Specter of Los Angeles Violence,” Agence France Presse, November 13, 2005.

Neal Peirce, ”Fair, Balanced Tax Reform,” Charlotte Observer, November 23, 2005

Molly Selvin, “Union’s Latest Idea: Organize a Contest,” Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2005

Patrick Jonsson, “In One Southern City, A Twist on Gentrification,” Christian Science Monitor, December 12, 2005.


“Hot Talk with Saul Landau: Peter Dreier Discusses Housing and Poverty,” CSU Pomona, 2004.

Thomas Grillo, “They Found a $250,000 Condo Inside I-495; Just Two Locales Offer Houses With Median Price That Low,” Boston Globe, January 4, 2004.

Jessica Guynn, “Boycott of Safeway is Planned,” Contra Costa Times, Feb. 24, 2004.

Eric Heisler, “St. Charles County’s Success May Be Choking Off Its Life’ss Blood,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 20, 2004.

Harold Meyerson, “Pomp and Stingy Circumstance,” Washington Post, May 26, 2004.

Eric Slater, “High Ideals Didn=t Save Anti-Sweatshop Garment Factory,”Los Angeles Times, July 4, 2004.

Interviewed on KNBR’s “The Razor & Mr.T,” show hosted by Ralph Barbieri and ABC/ESPN NBA Analyst Tom Tolbert (San Francisco) with Golden State Warriors center about my “Where are the Jocks for Justice?” article in The Nation, July 16, 2004.

Interviewed on KPCC’s “Talk of the City,” with Kitty Felde, discussing the proposed LA Inclusionary Zoning law, August 23, 2004.

Interviewed on KPCC’s “Air Talk” with Patt Morrison, discussing my article in The Nation, , “Where are the Jocks for Justice?” August 24, 2004.

James Temple, “Bay Area Grocery Talks Take New Route,” Contra Costa Times, October 5, 2004.

J. K. Dineen, “No Strike Pay Yet,” San Francisco Examiner, Oct. 14, 2004.

Haya El Nasser, “Suburbs’ Grass Isn’t Always Greener,” USA Today, October 18, 2005.

Mark Alesia, “Financially, Athletes Stay on Political Sidelines,” USA Today, Oct. 29, 2004.

Neal Peirce, “A New Progressive Agenda,” Seattle Times, November 8, 2004 (also syndicated in Charlotte Observer and other papers).

Nancy Cleeland, “Unions Confront Post Election Reality,” Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2004.

Gloria Ohland, “Renaissance in the Barrio: Will mixed-income housing revitalize Boyle Heights? Or just chase out the poor?” LA Weekly, November 19-26, 2004.

James Temple, “Supermarket Workers Gain Key Labor Support,” Contra Costa Times, Dec. 9, 2004.

Daniel Wood, “In Los Angeles, a Unique Plan to Dull the Roar of Jets,” Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 21, 2004.

James Temple, “Grocers, Unions in Tentative Pact,” Contra Costa Times, Dec. 21, 2004.

Julia Gross, “Revolution Gescheitert” (“A Revolution Failed”), Die Welt, December 27, 2004.


Jocelyn Stewart, ‘Activist Builds Support for Affordable Housing,” Los Angeles Times, Jan. 6, 2003.

Interviewed on Allen Press radio show, KNRC in Denver, about my article, “Presidential Legacy,” in American Propsect, January 27, 2003.

Jennifer C. Berkshire, “What Happens to Charities When Foundations Support Trendy Issues — and Abandon Yesterday’s Hot Topics?” Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 20, 2003.

Interviewed on AThe California Report@ (broadcast on NPR stations in California) about anti-war movement, March 13, 2003.

Jessica Hundley, “Key Song From an Unsung Hero,” Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2003

Bob Baker, “Behind a Song That Unified a Movement,” Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2003

Gary Scott, “Plotting the Economics of War:Professor Says Cities to Bear the Cost,” Pasadena Star-News, February 22, 2003.

Dean E. Murphy, “Patriotic Games: Look Who=s Embracing Flag and Country,” New York Times, Week in Review, Sunday, March 30, 2003.

Shawn Zeller, “Conservative Crusaders,” National Journal, April 26, 2003.

Luther Turmelle, “Welcome to the Neighborhood: Habitat for Humanity Builds an Entire Village in Stratford,” New Haven Register, May 25, 2003.

David W. Chen, “A Lesson in Rent Decontrol,” New York Times, June 15, 2003.

Mark Maier, “From the classroom to the White House: Economics according to N. Gregory Mankiw.” Dollars & Sense, July/August 2003.

Steve Meacham, “Will rent control make a comeback in Boston?” Dollars & Sense,. July/August 2003

Griff Witte, “Public Housing Dwellers Must Volunteer if Jobless,” Washington Post, August 21, 2003.

o Jessica Guynn, “Union Workers Get Out the Vote Against Recall,” Contra Costa Times, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003.

Interviewed on the “Real Life”radio talk show with host David Leibowitz on KTAR (ABC affiliate in Phoenix) about my USA Today article about puublic housing, October 8, 2003

Interviewed on CBC-TV (Canada) about CA recall election, October 6, 2003

Jessica Guynn, “Labor Unable to Deliver Usual Clout in Recall Vote,” Contra Costa Times, Oct. 10, 2003

Interviewed on KPFK radio about CA recall election, Oct. 16, 2003

Heath Foster, “Housing authorities howl over federal rules,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Nov. 1, 2003.

Michael Hiltzik, “Power of Organized Labor in L.A. Rests in Sacramento, Not in Disrupted Consumers,” Los Angeles Times, November 6, 2003.

Duncan Campbell, “Nike’s Big Ticking-Off: How America’s First Amendment on Free Speech Kept Accurate Corporate Reporting Away from Company Spin,” The Guardian (UK), November 17, 2003

Luther Turmelle, “Homelessness widens its reach; More suburbanites on the edge of financial disaster,” New Haven Register, Nov. 24, 2003.

“Air Talk: Peter Dreier Discusses Low Income Housing Policy,” KPCC, December 10, 2003.


Geoff Mulvihill, “Camden Short on Cash, Not Ideas to Save it,” Bergen (NJ) Record, Jan. 14, 2002 (AP story)

Daryl Strickland, “Home Sales Power Onward at Record Rate,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 26, 2002.

Kevin Roderick, “Winning the Home Front: How a Bunch of Veteran Activists got L.A.s Power Brokers to Confront the Housing Crisis,” Los Angeles Magazine, March 2002.

Karen Brandon, “Sacramento Plan Shares Tax Bases to Lessen Sprawl,” Chicago Tribune, May 1, 2002.

Peter Grier and Daniel B. Wood, “Scattered progress in America’s inner cities: Bush’s visit this week to LA-riot scene highlights new chapter in urban effort,” Christian Science Monitor, May 1, 2002.

Scott Ishikawa and Jennifer Hiller, “Builders Here Face Sharing Cost of Growth,” Honolulu Advertiser, June 14, 2002.

Interviews (about my Naiton article on patriotism and the Pledge of Allegiance, July 4th) on the following TV and radio programs: CBS Sunday Morning (June 30); NPR’s Marketplace (July 1) Peter Werbe show (IEAmerica Network, based in Detroit, July 1); WPKN (Bridgeport, Conn., July 2); WMNF (Tampa, July 3); KPFT (Houston, July 4); and KZYX (Mendocino County, CA, July 4).

“Dissent: The American Way,” San Francisco Chronicle, July 4, 2002. (Editorial)

Maribel Gonzalez, “Festeja EU Su Libertad Atrincherado,” Reforma (Mexico), July 1, 2002. o Anthony DePalma, “In Cuomo’s Record as HUD Chief, Bold Steps and Missteps,” New York Times, September 3, 2002.

James Goodno, “Affordable Housing: Who Pays Now?” Planning, November 2002.

Craig Cox, “Grand Old Flag,” Utne Reader, November/December 2002.


Aamer Hadhani, “Concerns Greet Law on Public Housing,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 1, 2001.

Howard Fine, “Mayoral Candidates Air Housing Views,” Los Angeles Business Journal, January 15, 2001.

Elaine Woo, “Last Survivor of 1911 Sweatship Fire Dies: Rose Freedman was a Link to New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Blaze, A Turning Point for Labor,” Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2001.

Liza Featherstone, “Clothes Encounters: Activists and Economists Clash Over Sweatshops,” Lingua Franca, March 2001.

“College Campus Wears Union-Made Gear,” America@Work, February 2001 (photo only).

“Minorities Behind in Economic Boom,” Associated Press, February 2001. (appeared in Detroit Free Press, and other papers)

Seth Agulnick and Bill Yingling, “DuPont’s minorities vulnerable, union says,” Delaware News-Journal, April 5, 2001.

Diane Wedner and Jennifer Oldham, “Partnerships, Solutions Sought in Advocates’ Fight for Affordable Homes,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 24, 2001.

Eric Convey, “Labor Pains: President Pushing Policies Opposed by Union Leaders,” Boston Herald, March 4, 2001.

Geralda Miller, “Any Downturn Likely to Hurt Minorities First,” Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2001.

Harold Meyerson, “A Vision for the City: Progressives Stake Their Claim to the Future of Los Angeles,” LA Weekly, March 9-15, 2001.

“New York City Poised to Hear Its Got 8 Million,” Associated Press, March 13, 2001 (appeared in New York Daily News, Pocono News and other papers)

Neal Peirce and Curtis Johnson, “San Antonio Must Join Push for Living Wages,” San Antonio Express News, April 15, 2001.

Diane Wedner, “Fewer New Homes Go on the Block Even as Demand Swells,” Los Angeles Times, May 21, 2001.

Lee Romney, “Mayoral Hopefuls Focus on Housing,” Los Angeles Times, May 25, 2001.

Rene Sanchez, “In LA, an Old Guard Victory; Hahn Wins Mayoral Race Despite Rising Latino Clout,” Washington Post, June 7, 2001.

Ted Taylor, “Getting Organized,” Eugene Weekly, June 21, 2001.

Elizabeth Lee, “For Sports Legend’s Family, Park Was Too Little, Too Late, “ Pasadena Star-News, July 19, 2001

Bob von Sternberg, “State Has Stake in Inner Cities,” Minneapolis Star-Tribune, August 5, 2001.

Neal Peirce, “Facing America’s Vast Income Gap” (syndicated column; appeared in Baltimore Sun, Sept. 6, 2001.

Thomas Grillo, “First-Time Buyers See Opportunities Dim as Prices Rise,” Boston Globe, September 9, 2001.

Jocelyn Stewart, “Being Forced Out by Low Incomes, Rising Rents,” Los Angeles Times, Sept. 29, 2001.

Robert Schoenberger, “Relief Efforts Get Wired,” (Jackson, Miss) Clarion Ledger, Oct. 14, 2001.

Richard Fauseet, “Costco to Get Park Acreage,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 30, 2001.


Howard Fine, LA Eyes Development Fee to Create Housing Fund,” Los Angeles Business Journal, May 15, 2000.

Shirley Leung and Sheila Muto, “LA to Consider Development Fees in Bid to Boost Affordable Housing,”Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2000.

Dennis Hevesi, “Boston Area Adjusts to End of Rent Curbs,” New York Times, July 2, 2000.

Lori Weisberg and Roger Showley, “Impossible Dream?: A Home of Their Own Is Pie in the Sky for Many County Residents,” San Diego Union-Tribune, June 25, 2000.

“Syllabus,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 30, 2000. (Description of my course on “Sweatshops”)

Soraya Nelson and Peter Hong, “Public Won’t Get Convention Party,” Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2000.

Soraya Nelson, “Journalists Divided on LAPD Plan for Media Helicopter,” Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2000.

Steve Marantz, “Hillary Quick to Dip Into Deep Pockets in Hollywood,” Boston Herald, August 14, 2000.

Patt Morrison, “Strike Exposes a New and Ugly Wrinkle in Our Values,” Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2000.

Marjorie Valbrun, “Housing Issues Get Little Room on Presidential Campaign Agendas,” Wall Street Journal, September 28, 2000.

David Moberg, “Everything You Know About the New Economy is Wrong,” Salon.Com, Oct. 26, 2000.

Daniela Deane, “Is Housing Even in the Game?” Washington Post, October 28, 2000.

Steve Marantz, “Close Race Earns Nader Part of the Spotlight,” Boston Herald, November 6, 2000.

“Two Americas: Individualism vs. Federal Help,” San Jose Mercury-News, November 19, 2000.


KPFK radio — January 18, program on Martin Luther King’s legacy

KPFK radio — January 25, discussion of “Protest & Progress” film series at Oxy

California report (syndicated on public radio) — Feb. 9 program on bank redlining

Lee Romney and Jim Newton, “Riordan Unveils Revitalization Strategy,” Los Angeles Times, March 18, 1999

Deborah Hastings, “Valley Girl Icon Is All, Like, Totally…” Seattle Times, March 8, 1999 (Associated Press)

Beth Shuster, “Labor Gains Strength as It Flexes Political Muscle,” Los Angeles Times, April 28, 1999

Tim Grant, “Subsidized in the Suburbs,” St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, June 4, 1999.

Ann Donahue, “Once and Future City,” Los Angeles Business Journal, July 19, 1999.

Deb Riechmann, “Wars on Poverty: Battles Exceed Wins,” Seattle Times, July 9, 1999 (Associated Press)

Howard Fine, “Group Wants Fund to Ease Affordable Housing Need,” Los Angeles Business Journal, Sept. 13, 1999.

Stephen Kurkjian and Walter Robinson, “Needy Lose Out a Navy Yard,” Boston Globe, October 7, 1999.

“Why Way LA?” (KCRW radio) — talk show about future of labor movement, Oct. 7, 1999

Frances Bula, “Homeless Threat Haunts Families on the Edge,” Toronto Star, October 23, 1999.

Cheryl Dahle, “Social Justice — Ernie Cortes Jr.,” Fast Company, December 1999 (business magazine)

Stacy A. Teicher, “Cities Place Time Limits on Public Housing Aid,” Christian Science Monitor, December 14, 1999

Howard Fine, “Government: Initiatives Have Helped Solve Immediate Problems, But Haven’t Lifted People Out of Poverty,” Los Angeles Business Journal, December 13, 1999.


Marc Haefele and Ben Ehrenreich, “Suppose They Held a Peace March and Nobody Came, ” LA Weekly, Feb 20-26, 1998.

David Cay Johnston, AFrom Holy Men to House, A World of Tax Breaks,” New York Times, March 1, 1998.

Jane Holtz Kay, “The Hub is Hot,” Planning, March 1998.

Ted Rohrlich, “Housing Gap for Poor is Widest in Southland,” Los Angeles Times, June 16, 1998

The News Hour with Jim Lehrer — “The Housing Story” (July 20) (PBS TV)

Judith Havemann, “Mass. City Gets a New Lease on Life, ” Washington Post, September 1, 1998. (Also appeared as

“City Booms After Rent Control, but Working Class Must Pay the Price,” Los Angeles Times, October 11, 1998)

Jocelyn Steward, “Conference Celebrates the Value of Coalitions,” Los Angeles Times. Oct. 4, 1998.

All Things Considered (National Public Radio) — October 26, 1998 — story on insurance redlining by Adam Hochberg.

Olivera Perkins, “HUD Crackdown Leads to Fears of Housing Crisis,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 8, 1998.

Daniel Zoll, “The Economic Cleansing of San Francisco,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 7, 1998. by Daniel Zoll

Bill Bishops, “Finding the Cause of Prosperity,” Lexington (Ky) Herald-Leader, November 29, 1998

Karen Free, “Poverty Housing Sets Families Adrift,” Habitat World, February/March 1998.


James Sterngold, “5 Years After Los Angeles Riots, Inner City Still Cries Out for Jobs,” New York Times, April 18, 1997

Jim Newton, “Riot-Recovery Bank Stands at Crucial Phase,” Los Angeles Times, June 17, 1997.

Mitchell Pacelle, “Rent Curb Crusade Plays Last Stop in New York,” Wall Street Journal, June 13, 1997.

Neal Peirce,- “Make ’em Work for Their Subsidies.” Baltimore Sun, May 19, 1997

Neal Pierce column”Developing Regional Economic Plans,” June 20, 1997 (appeared in San Diego Union-Tribune, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, New Orleans Times-Picayune, and other papers)

Bill Bishop, “Factory Trick Didn’t Work in L.A. Either, “ Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, August 1, 1997

Shelby Grad, “Cities at the Center of Change,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 30, 1997.


New York Times (Jan. 12) — “The Pitfall in the Flat Tax: Republicans Tiptoe Around the Mortgage Deduction”

Sandy Portnoy, “ “Home Mortgage Tax Deduction: A Survey of the Terrain” Mortgage Press, January 1996.

Don Terry, “Minnesotans Split on Bill Requiring ‘Living Wage'” New York Times, March 22, 1996.

Neal R. Peirce (syndicated column; National Journal, March 2) — “Mortgage Tax Breaks: Who Needs ‘Em?”

Neal R. Peirce, (syndicated column; National Journal, June 8) — “Minimum Wage a Grassroots Effort”

Keith Hammonds, “How to Pump More Life into America’s Cities,” Business Week, July 22, 1996.

Glenn Smith, “The Future of Meriden, “Meriden (Conn.) Record-Journal, June 9, 1996 Smith

David Moberg, “Labor as Neighbor,” The Nation, Dec. 16, 1996.


Karen DeWitt, “Older Suburbs Struggle to Compete with New, “New York Times , Feb. 26, 1995.

David Cowden, “Power to the Zones,” Planning, February 1995.

David Hage, “America’s Other Welfare State,” U.S. News & World Report, April 10, 1995

G. Pascal Zachary, “Mortgage Deduction Comes Under Fire, ” Wall Street Journal, August 15, 1995.

LA Weekly (Oct. 20-26) — “Can This Pie Rescue a Neighborhood?”

Ashville (NC) Citizen-Times (August 20 and 24) — “People and Power”

“Marketplace” (radio)

Vicky Kempter, “Home Inequity,” Common Cause, Summer 1994

San Diego Union (Oct. 8) — “State Land Planners Assess Roles”


“Help for the Unemployed,” Los Angeles Times, January 31, 1994.

Kenneth Howe, “Community Groups Pan RTC’s Sale of Thrifts,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 3, 1994.

Michael Rezendes, “Sharing the Poverty: HUD’s New Approach to the Inner City,” Boston Globe, April 3, 1994.

Elizabeth Payne, “A Housing Policy Success Story Comes Under Fire,” Ottawa Citizen, April 23, 1994.

Ted Rohrlick, “Housing Project a Costly Lesson for Taxpayers Policy,” Los Angeles Times, May 16, 1994.

Michael Rezendes, “On the Job: What Happens When Work Doesn’t Pay?” Boston Globe, June 5, 1994.


Mary Williams Walsh, “Slum Jewel a Canada Triumph: The Nation=s Approach to Providing Safe, Affordable Housing for the Poor Has Done Much to Reduce Urban Blight,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 28, 1992.

Debora Vrana, “Congresswoman Wants to Tour RTC Office Agency,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 1, 1993.