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 Last Hurrah in Richmond? The Mayoral Candidate With Major Funding From Chevron

Browsing Bernie’s Bookshelf

How “Brother” Bernie is Making Labor’s Day

What’s The Matter With Indiana?

Campaigning With Bernie, Then and Now

Lessons of The Tenderloin

Union Members Face Multiple Threats in VT

Who Will Benefit From University Of California’s New “Global Campus?

Can Police Training Put The Cuffs on Racial Bias?

Haunting Big Oil Again?

Vermont Democrats Go South On Single Payer

Real Police Reform Takes Root in One California City

Big Oil’s “Air War” Fails to Sink Richmond Progressives 

Hawaiian Workers Fight Kaiser Pension Take-Away

Andrew Young: Prophet of Urban Renewal or Big Oil’s Reverend for Rent?

Chevron Sounds Alarm Against East Bay “Anarchism”

Organizing “The Organized”

Richmond Line-Up Reshuffled for Fall Contest With Chevron

Chevron Goes Another Round With Richmond

Less Tenure at the Top?

Lettuce Picking and Left-Wing Organizing

VW to UAW: So Long Partner?

No Unions Behind The Kitchen Door?

The Activist’s Handbook

After Surviving Pirates, the Real-Life Captain Phillips Fights Job Cuts

Labor’s Days in La La Land

As The Curtain Rises in LA

Labor’s Love Lost Over Obamacare?

A “New Idea” From 1980s

An 18-Hole Crash Course in Race and Class

SEIU Wins Again at Kaiser

Getting Into Bed With Big Soda

Caring for America

From Labor Boon to Embarrassment?

Working (and Organizing) at the Weapons Plant

A Red Dawn Over Durham?

A Trojan Horse Among Vermont Healthcare Reformers?

The Wisconsin Wake-Up Call

Torie Osborn’s Insurgent Run

Jersey Shore Meets a Fighting Teamster

The Mother of All Union Trusteeships

Cry for “Bread & Roses” Still Resonates

A Lesson for Labor From Occupy Wall Street

After Temporary Truce at Verizon, Big Organizing Challenge Remains

Obama’s Gift to Verizon

Early Labor

Victory in Vegas

Dialing 1-800-Unionism is Not the Answer

TDU in Chicago

Scoundrel Time at Kaiser