Thursday April 17th, 2014

Save Our Unions Book Tour with Steve Early

"This book shows what it takes to defend democracy, workers rights, and social justice unionism."
—Dolores Huerta

Join author Steve Early for a discussion of his new book from Monthly Review Press, Save Our Unions: Dispatches from A Movement in Distress

“Very important work!”—Noam Chomsky

Book Tour Schedule

March 29: Book-related panel, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at national conference of United Association for Labor Education at Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel (Malibu Room A), 711 Hope St, LA, 90017.Conference schedule is posted at:

March 29: Book event at Skylight Books, 5 to 7 P.M. at 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027 (

April 4-6: Labor Notes Conference, book and author event on Saturday, April 5 from 6 to 7:30 P.M. at Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel. Chicago, Illinois. (Schedule at:

April 6: Chicago book event with Seattle Labor Chorus, 6 to 8 P.M. at UE Union Hall, 37 South Ashland, Chicago, 60607 For more info, contact Chicago JWJ at:

April 17: Book discussion at Marxist School of Sacramento, 7 to 9 P.M., Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St. (Room 9), Sacramento, CA. For more information, see:

April 24-25: Labor Conference at UC-Santa Barbara, CA. sponsored by Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy (Schedule to be announced at:

May 5: Book reading/discussion at Elliott Bay Books, 7 to 8:30 P.M. at 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, Washington, 98122 (For details, see:

May 7: Portland event (like Seattle) with Arun Gupta, writer for In These Times and contributor to Registering Class, just published by Monthly Review Press (Time and place to be announced.)

May 31-June 1, 2014: Left Forum, New York City (For schedule information, when available, see:

June 2: Book reading/discussion at Teaching for Change Bookstore, hosted by Busboys & Poets, 6:30 to 8 P.M, at 2021 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. (For more info, see:

June 5-7: How Class Works Conference, SUNY-Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y. (For further details, see

June 10: Book discussion at James Connolly Forum, 7:00 pm, 
Oakwood Community Center, 313 10th St., Troy, NY. Donation of $5 requested, $2 unemployed and students. For more information, call: 518 505 0948

June 12: Book reading from 7 to 8:30 P.M. at Porter Square Books, Cambridge, Mass. For details, see:

June 15: Book-related talk on “Unionism in the U.S.” at 11 A.M., Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116. For details, see:

July 29-August 5: Moving Beyond Capitalism Conference, Center for Global Justice, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. See

September 19: LaborFest Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. For schedule details, see:

November 15: Howard Zinn Bookfair, Mission High School, San Francisco, CA. For schedule information, see:

steve earlySteve Early has been an organizer, strike strategist, labor educator, and lawyer. He recently retired from his job as national staff member of the Communications Workers of America. Early is the author of Civil Wars in U.S. Labor and Embedded with Organized Labor; his writing on the labor movement has appeared in many publications, like The Nation, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Progressive.