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New Labor Forum

Published in Association with Murphy Institute, CUNY

Editor
Paula Finn CUNY
Editor-at-Large
Managing Editor
Associate Editor
Karen Judd Murphy Institute, CUNY
Books and Arts Editor
Rachel Sherman New School University, New York, USA
Staff Associate
Veronica Ordaz Murphy Institute, CUNY


eISSN: 15572978 | ISSN: 10957960 | Current volume: 26 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year
New Labor Forum is a national labor journal from the Murphy Institute and the City University of New York. Published three times a year, New Labor Forum provides a place for labor and its allies to test and debate new ideas. Issues we explore include (but are not limited to): the global economy’s impact on work and labor; new union organizing and political strategies; labor’s new constituencies and their relationship to organized labor’s traditional institutions; internal union reform and new structural models for the labor movement; alternative economic and social policies; and the role of culture in a new, revitalized labor movement.

Our core constituency consists of leaders and activists in organized labor, as well as academics and political and community activists whose work is linked to the causes championed by, and of interest to, working people and their communities. Our readers’ broad areas of interest cover the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.
New Labor Forum authors include:

• Elaine Bernard
• Kate Bronfenbrenner
• Jefferson Cowie
• Peter Dreier
• Liza Featherstone
• Jennifer Gordon
• Nelson Lichtenstein
• Walter Benn Michels
• Robert Pollin
• Adolph Reed
• Phil Thompson
. . . and many more
Consulting Editors
Joshua B. Freeman CUNY Graduate Center
Kitty Krupat Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY
Penny Lewis Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY
Stephanie Luce Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY
Ruth Milkman City University of New York, USA
Ed Ott Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY
Contributing Editor
Jeremy Brecher Labor Network for Sustainability
Editorial Board
Elaine Bernard Harvard University
Barbara Bowen Professional Staff Congress-CUNY
Kate Bronfenbrenner Cornell University
Arthur Cheliotes Communications Workers of America, Local 1180
Mike Davis SUNY-Stony Brook
Amy K. Dean ABD Ventures
Steve Early Communications Workers of America
Hector Figueroa Service Employees International Union
Janice Fine Rutgers University
Bill Fletcher Center for Labor Renewal
Juan Gonzalez The New York Daily News
Marie Gottschalk University of Pennsylvania
Gerald Hudson Service Employees International Union
Lisa Jordan United Steelworkers
Tom Juravich University of Massachusetts
Robin D.G. Kelley University of Southern California
José La Luz American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
Nelson Lichtenstein University of Santa Barbara
Ruth Needleman Indiana University-Northwest
Ai-jen Poo Domestic Workers United
Katie Quan University of California - Berkeley
Adolph Reed University of Pennsylvania
Daisy Rooks University of Montana
Andrew Ross New York University, USA
Kent Wong UCLA Labor Center
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