About Steve Early


Steve EarlySteve Early has been a labor journalist, lawyer, organizer, or union representative since 1972. He is the author of Embedded With Organized Labor: Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Home (Monthly Review Press, 2009) and The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor: Birth of a New Workers’ Movement or Death Throes of the Old? (Haymarket Books, 2011).

For 27 years, Early was a Boston-based staffer for the Communications Workers of America. He aided organizing, bargaining, and/or major strikes at NYNEX, Bell Atlantic, AT&T, and Verizon,. Before retiring in 2007, Early was administrative assistant to the vice-president of CWA District 1, which covers 160,000 private and public sector workers in the northeast.

Early has written for The Nation, Boston Globe, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, Toronto Globe & Mail, The Progressive, In These Times, and many other publications.

He serves on the editorial advisory committees for Labor Notes, New Labor Forum, and WorkingUSA. He belongs to the NWU/UAW and actively supports Jobs with Justice, the Association for Union Democracy and Teamsters for a Democratic Union.

Early is a graduate of Middlebury College and Catholic University Law School.

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