About Our Contributors

Subhashini Ali joined the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 1969 and is now one of its Central Committee members. She has been part of the women’s movement since 1981, and can be reached at subhashiniali@gmail.com.

Stanley Aronowitz is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he has taught since 1983. He has authored or edited twenty-five books, and can be reached at saronowitz@igc.org.

Christopher Barzak is the author of two novels, One for Sorrow (which won the Crawford Award for fantasy and was nominated for the Great Lakes Book Award) and The Love We Share Without Knowing (a nominee for the James Tiptree Jr. Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel). He teaches in the Northeast Ohio MFA program in Creative Writing at Youngstown State University and can be reached at christopherbarzak@gmail.com.

Ben Becker is a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. history at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. He can be reached at bbecker@gc.cuny.edu.

Dan Clawson teaches sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he was president of the faculty union. He is the author of The Next Upsurge: Labor and the New Social Movements and (with Max Page) The Future of Higher Education. He serves on the board of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and can be reached at clawson@sadri.umass.edu.

Liza Featherstone is a contributing writer at the Nation and her writing on labor issues has appeared in Slate, Salon, Newsday, the New York Times, and many other publications. She is the author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart and the co-author of  Students Against Sweatshops. She teaches in the Union Semester program at the Murphy Institute and in NYU’s journalism school, and can be reached at lfeather@panix.com.

Steve Fraser is a historian, an editor, and a writer working on a book comparing America’s two gilded ages. He can be reached at fraser927@aol.com.

Joshua B. Freeman teaches history at Queens College, the CUNY Graduate Center, and the Murphy Institute. He is currently writing a history of the United States since World War II, and can be reached at JFreeman@gc.cuny.edu.

Thomas Greven is an associate professor of political science at the Freie Universität Berlin, Senior Research Fellow of the German Institute for International Relations, and a freelance union consultant. He can be reached at tgreven@zedat.fu-berlin.de.

Marcus Jackson was born in Toledo, Ohio. His poetry has appeared in the New Yorker, the Harvard Review, the Cincinnati Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among many other publications. His debut collection of poems, Neighborhood Register, will be released in the fall of 2011, and he can be reached at marcustothejackson@gmail.com.

Herbert Jauch has been with the Namibian labor movement for over twenty years, and served as the founding director of the trade union-based Labor Resource and Research Institute in Katutura, Windhoek. He can be reached at vivaworkers@gmail.com.

Anne Marie Lofaso is an associate professor at the West Virginia University College of Law, where she teaches courses in employment law, labor law, and jurisprudence. Prior to teaching, she served as an attorney in the Supreme Court and Appellate Court Branches of the National Labor Relations Board. She can be reached at anne.lofaso@mail.wvu.edu.

Peter Olney is the organizing director of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and he has been organizing workers for almost forty years in Massachusetts and California. From 2001 to 2004, he was the associate director of the Institute for Labor and Employment at the University of California-Berkeley. He can be reached at peter.olney@ilwu.org.

Erik Peterson is the Director of Education and Labor Programs for Wellstone Action, and an associate professor in the Masters Program in Advocacy and Political Leadership at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He can be reached at Erik@wellstone.org.

Bernard Pollack has developed communications programs for labor organizing all over the U.S. and has worked extensively with media reporting on workers’ issues. He has organized state and national campaigns for the AFL-CIO, and can be reached at bernardpollack@yahoo.com.

Robert Pollin is a professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He can be reached at pollin@econs.umass. edu. J. Phillip Thompson is an urban planner, a political scientist, and an associate professor of Urban Politics and Planning at MIT. He is currently working with labor unions, community groups, and local officials on strategies for building “sustainable cities,” and can be reached at jthomp1613@aol.com.

Matt Witt is the director of the American Labor Education Center and coordinates TheWorkSite. org, a website that provides educational tools for more effective communications and grassroots organizing. He can be reached at mwitt@amlabor.org.

Janet Zandy is a Professor of English and American Studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her authored and edited books focus on American working-class culture, including the award-winning Hands: Physical Labor, Class, and Cultural Work. She currently writes about photography and can be reached at jnzgsl@rit.edu.