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Steve Early, Author & JournalistSave Our Unions: Dispatches From A Movement in Distress describes the challenges facing U.S. workers--whether they’re trying to democratize their union, win a strike, defend past contract gains, or bargain with management for the first time. Drawing on forty years of first-hand experience, Steve Early reports on cross-border union campaigning, more effective strategies for organizing and health care reform, and political initiatives that might lessen labor's dependence on the Democratic Party. Early's latest book also contains vivid portraits of rank-and-file heroes and heroines, both well known and unsung. Save Our Unions takes readers to union conventions and funerals, strikes and picket lines, celebrations of labor’s past, and struggles to insure that unions still have a future in the 21st century. The author’s insight, analysis, and advocacy help illuminate the paths to revitalization and reform of workers' organizations, at home and abroad.

"Very important work!"
- Noam Chomsky

"‘Save Our Unions’ is a plea we hear from workers seeking a better life throughout our country these days. This book shows what it takes to defend democracy, workers rights, and social justice unionism when all are under attack by big business."
- Dolores Huerta, co-founder, United Farm Workers and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Save Our Unions"Once upon a time, in the golden age of labor and the golden age of labor reporting, America had plenty of bold and independent writers who reported on the issues that were vital to working people and the unions that represent them. Today, labor reporting has taken even harder hits than labor. Most American media outlets neglect not just working-class issues but the working class itself. Against the odds, Steve Early has kept the faith, creating a body of work rooted in the very best traditions of radical labor and political reporting going all the way back to the days of Tom Paine."
- John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation and co-author, The Death and Life of American Journalism

"Never one to mince words or bow to authority, Steve Early’s latest work is hard hitting and thought provoking. Early is an activist/writer who sees unions, including his own, facing massive challenges but still searching for successful strategies. In Save Our Unions, Early chronicles recent workplace struggles with great sympathy and insight, showing the road taken by workers trying to reignite labor as a movement."
- Elaine Bernard, Executive Director, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School

"With labor now searching for new directions, this book should be at the top of activists’ reading lists. In his latest collection of essays, Steve Early hits on the key themes necessary for reviving the labor movement: union democracy, workplace activism, and a willingness to confront corporate power."
- Joe Burns, AFA/CWA negotiator and author of Reviving The Strike

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