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.
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.
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.