Author Profile

Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Nelson Lichtenstein

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is Executive Editor of, the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum, and the co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice.

Nelson Lichtenstein teaches history at University of California Santa Barbara, where he directs the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy. He is the author, most recently, of The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business, a portion of which was adapted for this feature.