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New Labor Forum

Vol. 19 (2010) through Vol. 21 (2012)

First released in the fall of 1997, New Labor Forum is a national labor journal owned, edited, and published by the Murphy Institute/City University of New York. Published three times a year, New Labor Forum provides a place for labor and its allies to test new ideas and debate old ones. Issues we explore include (but are not limited to): the global economy’s impact on work and labor; new union organizing and political strategies; labor’s new constituencies and their relationship to organized labor’s traditional institutions; internal union reform and new structural models for the labor movement; alternative economic and social policies; and the role of culture in a new, revitalized labor movement.

Published by: The Murphy Institute/City University of New York

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E-ISSN: 1557-2978
Print ISSN: 1095-7960

Submission Guidelines

What We Ask of Authors

Articles should start with a clear and pointed argument, making provocative arguments or providing new, concrete information. For book reviews, we ask authors to go beyond summarizing the book to engage with the contents of the book in question. Contributors should avoid jargon, assumptions, technical language, “academese,” and rhetoric. Spell out full titles and put acronyms in parentheses upon their first use, including commonly used union acronyms. Where endnotes (please do not use footnotes) are necessary, please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style. Submissions must be double-spaced and in 12-point Times New Roman font. We prefer submissions in Microsoft Word format for IBM.

Editing Process

We use a multi-tiered editing process. Our editors and peer reviewers will read the articles, and comments are returned to the author. This process may call for a second or third round of revisions. After copyediting, the pages will be typeset and we will email authors the electronic proofs of their article for review. We will then incorporate final changes and perform a final proofread to ensure that the article is ready for publication.

Editorial Board

Volume 19, Number 1, Winter 2010

Editorial Board

Elaine Bernard, Ron Blackwell, Barbara Bowen, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Arthur Cheliotes, Mike Davis, Amy Dean, Steve Early, Hector Figueroa, Janice Fine, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Juan Gonzalez, Marie Gottschalk, Gerald Hudson, Lisa Jordan, Tom Juravich, Robin D.G. Kelley, José La Luz, Nelson Lichtenstein, Manning Marable, Ruth Needleman, Ai-jen Poo, Katie Quan, Adolph Reed, Daisy Rooks, Andrew Ross, Kent Wong


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Steve Fraser

Managing Editor

Kadzi Mutizwa

Books and the Arts Editors

Sherry Linkon
John Russo

Consulting Editors

Joshua B. Freeman, Kitty Krupat, Penny Lewis, Stephanie Luce, Ruth Milkman, Ed Ott, James Steele

Contributing Editor

Jeremy Brecher, International Labor

Art and Design

Roher/Sprague Partners

Production Assistant

Eloiza Morales


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