Steve Ear­ly worked for 27 years as an orga­niz­er and inter­na­tion­al rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Work­ers of Amer­i­ca. He is the author of sev­er­al books, includ­ing Refin­ery Town: Big Oil, Big Mon­ey, and the Remak­ing of an Amer­i­can City (Bea­con Press). 

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Diverse, Radical and Ready to Resist: Meet the First in the New Wave of Local Progressive Officials
At Local Progress's 150-person meet-up, left-leaning politicians from around the country share plans to build rebel cities.
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Seattle’s Lessons for Bernie Sanders Activists After the Elections
A new book gives some pointers on taking Sanders' revolution to the local level.
Labor
A Tale of Two Teamsters: Building a Community-Minded Union in Mid-Century St. Louis
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​Why Labor Should Get Behind Bernie Sanders in the Primary Elections
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Vermont Activists Battle Democratic Governor for Single-Payer Health Care
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In 3,800-Worker Strike, the Ghost of Tony Mazzocchi Still Haunts Big Oil
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Hawaiian Health Care Workers Push Back Against Health Care Giant Kaiser Permanente
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Railroad Conductor: ‘Railroading Has Changed So Much’
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For Labor, an Open Shop Doesn’t Have to Mean Closed Doors
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Police Officer: ‘Policing Mostly Became a Response to the 911 Call Machine’
Labor
After Surviving Pirates, the Real-Life Captain Phillips Fights Job Cuts
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The Big Do-Over at Kaiser
Which way will 45,000 California healthcare workers swing? The answer has major implications for labor.
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CNA and NUHW Join Forces Against SEIU in California
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Bargain to Organize: From Boon to Embarrassment
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Torie Osborn Crashes the Party
The spirited California Assembly candidate battles the Democratic establishment.
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Out of the Margins, Into the Fray
The Vermont Progressive Party wields outsized influence on state politics.
Labor
The IBT on Reality TV: Boston Union Teams Up With Mark Wahlberg
Labor
100 Years After Lawrence Strike, the Cry for ‘Bread & Roses’ Still Resonates
Labor
End of the Newt & Andy Show? Breaking Up Is So Hard…
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A ‘Stewards Army’ Uprising Brings Regime Change to CWA Local 1101
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Goodbye to the ‘Middle Class’? A Lesson for Labor From Occupy Wall Street
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Whither Change to Win?
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Verizon Showdown Calls for New Strike Tactics
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Kaiser Election Results KOed: Judge Orders Rematch Between SEIU and NUHW
Labor
Insurgent Sandy Pope Nominated for Teamster Presidency
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Viva Las Vegas? Teamsters Gather in Sin City for Old-School Convention
Labor
Sisters In The Union Brotherhood: Still Struggling For Recognition
Labor
GOP Targets Fragile Gains of Home-Based Caregivers
Labor
Does Labor Need Another Wimpy?
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Made in Dagenham: Lessons for Today From the Golden Age of Factory Unrest?
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Scoundrel Time At Kaiser, as SEIU/NUHW Election Showdown Continues
Labor
This Labor Day, Let’s Salute All Union Stewards
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Calif. Union Rebels Demand Biggest Labor Board Vote In Seven Decades
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Mary Kay Henry and Smoke Signals From the Purple Vatican
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SEIU’s Mega-Local Meltdown: Size Matters, But Members Matter More
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The Night They Drove Old EFCA Down
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Call for Participants: Home-Based Worker Organizing Forum in April!
Labor
NYC Reformers Rise Again—In Transit And Teamsterdom
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Union Hypocrisy and Calif. Health Workers’ Fight For ‘Free Choice’
Labor
Principle and Power Plays: the Situational Ethics of Union ‘Raiding’
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Specter In Pittsburgh: Punishment and Reward at AFL-CIO Convention
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Another Hail Mary Pass From Labor’s Latest Quarterback
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Talking Shop
Union reformers huddle at Labor Notes conference.
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What Went Wrong?
The campaign money scandal of Teamster President Ron Carey.