Steve Early

Steve Early has been active in the labor movement since 1972. He was an organizer and international representative for the Communications Workers of American between 1980 and 2007. He is the author of four books, most recently Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and The Remaking of An American City from Beacon Press. He can be reached at

A Firefighter Election: Can Veteran of Wisconsin Uprising Rescue the IAFF?

A Mon Valley Memoir: Lessons From The Last Stand Of Steelworkers in Homestead

Fifty Years Ago This Spring: Millions of Students Struck to End a War in Vietnam

Bernie vs. Biden: When Will Unions Show Solidarity With Sanders?

VoteVets for Buttigieg:  Who’s Really Keeping Us in the Dark About Campaign Funding?

How General Strike Rhetoric Became a Reality in Seattle 

In Re-Run Election: LA Times Journalist Wins Presidency of NewsGuild 

UAW Chief Forced Out: AFGE President Should Be Next Union Leader To Quit

The Irishman Cometh: Teamster History Hits the Big Screen (Again)

One Member/One Vote: Health Care Workers Show How To Endorse, Democratically

A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War

A Plant Closing War, Viewed From Inside

The Global Movement Against Gentrification

Under Guise of “Choice”: Trump Launches Assault on Veterans’ Care

Can the Military Be Reformed?

Time for Change at NewsGuild?

How SEIU’s Self-Inflicted Loss Became Labor’s Gain 

The Housing Affordability Crisis and What Millennials Can do About It

“They Count on You Not Knowing:” Socialists Blow the Whistle on Democratic Party Donor Class

Big Money in Politics: Are Leading Democrats Really on the Wagon (or Still Sneaking a Drink)?

A Call Center Coup: Ex-Teamster Boots Riley Tackles Telemarketing and Its Discontents

Requiem for a Steelworker: Mon Valley Memories of Oil Can Eddie

Flush With Cash: Will Buffy the Bernie Slayer Win in Pro-Sanders District?

The Greening of Vermont: From Hippie Invasion To Blue State Conversion and Beyond

Purple Bullying, Ten Years Later: SEIU Trustees Trample Member Rights On Eve of Janus Decision