Philip Dine is a Washington-based writer, speaker and commentator. His book, State of the Unions: How Labor Can Strengthen the Middle Class, Improve Our Economy, and Regain Political Influence, recently was published in an updated edition (December 2012 Argo Navis) that includes the current struggles faced by the labor movement. The first edition (2008 McGraw Hill) was selected as one of the best books on labor or work issues of the past five years by the United Association for Labor Education.
Dine speaks frequently to unions, labor-management associations and other groups, appears on TV and radio shows and writes a monthly labor column for The Washington Times. During a quarter-century reporting on the labor beat, Dine was nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize, was selected as the top Washington correspondent by the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists, and was named top foreign correspondent by the Overseas Press Club. His commentary pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and elsewhere. He reported from more than 20 countries on economic, political and military issues, covering conflicts in the Persian Gulf, Kosovo, Afghanistan and behind the Iron Curtain. He did graduate work in industrial relations at MIT and spent two years researching the response of the French and German labor movement to immigrant workers. Contact Phil here.