Best LSJ Article

Prior to each UALE conference, the Labor Studies Journal Editorial Board reviews the previous two years of articles to determine which article they believe best represents the scholarly field of labor studies.

Below are the previous winners of the Labor Studies Journal Best Article Award. If you are a current UALE member, you have a access to all of the back issues of Labor Studies Journal.

2019 Simon Black, “Community Unionism without the Community? Lessons from Labor-Community Coalitions in the Canadian Child Care Sector,” 43:2.

2018 -Venise Wagner “Living in the Red: Black Steelworkers and the Wealth Gap,” 42:1.

2017 Eric D. Larson, “Black Lives Matter and Bridge Building: Labor Education for a ‘New Jim Crow’ Era,” 41:1.

2016 Bruce Nissen and Rick Smith, “A Novel Way to Represent and Reframe the Interests of Workers:  The People’s Budget Review in St. Petersburg, Florida,” 40:1

2015 Thomas Marvin, “Starting from Scratch: Building Community Support for Labor Organizing in Indianapolis,” 39:4.

2014 Marissa Brookes, ” Varieties of Power in Transnational Labor Alliances: An Analysis of Workers’ Structural, Institutional, and Coalitional Power in the Global Economy,” 38:3.

2013 Leah L. Carmichael and Andrew Herod, “Dockers and Seafarers: What the Politics of Spatial Embeddedness and Geographical Scale Have Meant for Union Organizing in the European Maritime Trades,” 37:2.

2012 Ian Thomas MacDonald, “Bargaining for Rights in the Luxury City: The Strategic Dilemmas of Organized Labor’s Urban Turn,” 36:2.

2011 Jenny Carson, “Taking on Corporate Bullies: Cintas, Laundry Workers, and Organizing in the 1930s and Twenty-First Century,” Vol. 35:4.

2010 Martin Upchurch, Graham Taylor and Andy Mathers, “The Crisis of Social Democratic Unionism: The Opening up of Civil Society and the Prospects for Union Renewal in the United Kingdom, France and Germany,” 34:4.

2009 Jason Albright , “Contending Rationality, Leadership, and Collective Struggle: The 2006 Justice for Janitors Campaign at the University of Miami,” 33:1.

2008 Gordon Lafer , “Hospital Speedups and the Fiction of a Nursing Shortage,” 30:1.

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