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Finding Aid to the Steve Early Research Files for The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor, 1996-2011
larc.ms.0386  
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Description
Consists of materials collected and generated by Steve Early for his 2011 book, The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor: Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old? The book examines labor disputes among unions, primarily related to union structure, membership rights, organizing strategies, and contract standards. In particular, the book deals with the 2009 leadership struggle within UNITE HERE, and the campaign by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to place United Healthcare Workers West (UHW) under emergency trusteeship and subsequent formation of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), a new union by expelled UHW leaders. Organizations and unions discussed in the book include SEIU, UHW, NUHW, UNITE HERE, Workers United (WU), the California Nurses Association (CNA), the Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (FMPR), and SEIU Member Activists for Reform Today (SMART). Contains interviews, reports, articles, news clippings, research notes, correspondence, and audiovisual materials, including a 2008 interview with Steve Early.
Background
Steve Early is a freelance labor journalist who worked for the Communications Workers of America for twenty-seven years. In addition to The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor, he is the author of Embedded With Organized Labor: Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Home.
Extent
7.5 cubic ft. (6 cartons)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.