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

The Cost of Labor Civil War

The Night They Drove Old EFCA Down

Green Mountain Mustering for the War at Home or Abroad?

Kennedy’s Sins Against Labor

An Evening with Andy Stern

Why Labor Doesn’t Need a "House of Lords"

Checking Out of Stern’s Hotel California

Who Rules SEIU?

Why Pay-to-Play is Bad for Labor

Is Obama Backing Off a Crucial Pledge to Labor?

SEIU Learns the Meaning of "No"

Stop, in the Name of Joe!

The High Price of Purple Dissent

San Juan Showdown

The Purple Punch-Out in Dearborn

A Purple Uprising in Oakland

Put God Back in the Closet Where It Belongs