labor studies journal

Mission Statement

The Labor Studies Journal is the official journal of the United Association for Labor Education (UALE). It is a multi-disciplinary journal which seeks submissions based on research about work, workers, labor organizations, and labor studies and worker education in the US and internationally.

The Journal is interested in manuscripts using a diversity of research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, directed at a general audience including union, university, and community based labor educators, labor activists and scholars from across the social sciences and humanities. As a multi-disciplinary journal, manuscripts should be directed at a general audience, and care should be taken to make methods, especially highly quantitative ones, accessible to a general reader.

The Journal also reviews relevant books, audio-visual, and electronic materials. In addition, a forum for discussion of issues about work and labor is also included, as is a non-refereed section highlighting innovations in labor education.

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Editors and Editorial Board of the Labor Studies Journal


Bob Bruno, University of Illinois at Chicago

Victor Devinatz, Illinois State University

Book Review Editor:

Ericka Wills, Los Angeles Trade Technical Cllege

Interactive Issue Editors:

Victor Devinatz, Illinois State University

Innovation Section Editor:

Emily LB Twarog, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Editorial Board Members:

Steven Ashby, University at Illinois

WIlliam Brucher, Rutgers University

Adrienne Eaton, Rutgers University

Lynn Feekin, University of Oregon

Elizabeth Hoffman, Purdue University

Tom Juravich, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Stephanie Ross, York University, Canada  

Larry Savage, Brock University

Katherine Sciacchitano, National Labor College

Jennifer Sherer, University of Iowa

Louise Simmons, University of Connecticut

Emily LB Twarog, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

International Editorial Advisory Board


Gregor Murray, University of Montreal
Ann Frost, University of Western Ontario
Charlotte Yates, McMaster University

Great Britain

Ed Heery, Cardiff University
Peter Fairbrother, Cardiff University
John Kelly, Unversity of London


David Peetz, Griffith University
Barbara Pocock, University of Southern Australia

Far East

Anita Chan, University of Technology, Sydney
Edson Urano, Sophia University

Latin America

Enrique de la Garza Toledo, Autonomous Metropolitan University, México
Graciela Bensusan, Autonomous Metropolitan University, México


Eddie Webster, University of the Witwatersrand

European Continent

Jean Yves-Boulin, University of Paris-Dauphine
Thomas Greven, Feree University of Berlin