ERNEST ALLEN, JR. was an active member of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. He is now acting Chairman of the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
ALLIANCE AGAINST SEXUAL COERCION based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was founded by three women active in the movement against rape. It then began working against sexual harassment at work in the ways described in this article. The principle authors of that essay were AASC members, Freada Klein, Lynn Rubinett, Denise Wells, and Nancy Wilber with help from Alice Friedman. The Alliance address is P.O. Box 1, Cambridge, MA. 02139.
HAROLD M. BARON is currently working full time to complete two books on racism under advanced capitalism. He has served as the Director of the Research Department for the Chicago Urban League and on the staff of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. His article on “The Demand for Black Labor” was reprinted as a pamphlet and went through numerous printings.
SUSAN PORTER BENSON teaches women’s history at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts. She has worked for the New England Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union as a labor educator and has completed a dissertation at Boston University on women department store workers. And she was the co-editor of the Radical History Review issue on public history.
PAUL BUHLE founded Radical America in 1967 and served as an editor until 1973. He is now an associate editor. He also edited the journal Cultural Correspondence, and has written widely on the history of radicalism and popular culture. He lives in Providence and is Director of the Oral History of the American Left project at Tamiment Institute in New York.
MARY BULARZIK is a historian and the author of a Ph.D. dissertation at Brandeis University entitled “Sex, Crime and Justice: Women in the Criminal Justice System of Massachusetts, 1900–1950.” She works with the Alliance Against Sexual Coercion.
MIKE DAVIS was active in the Students for a Democratic Society and in a rank-and-file Teamsters group in Los Angeles. He lives in London and is an editor of New Left Review.
ROSLYN L. FELDBERG teaches sociology and womens’ studies at Boston University. She has written several articles on clerical work and is currently co-authoring a book on clerical work, the family work connection, and the class consciousness of women clerical workers.
DOROTHY FENNELL wrote a dissertation at the University of Pittsburgh on the crowd in the Whiskey Rebellion and worked in the factory she writes about here. She has also taught labor history to prisoners enrolled in B.A. programs at Beacon College and Boston University and is now on the staff of the American Working Class History Project in New York.
MARY FREDERICKSON teaches history at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She was Assistant Director, the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she completed her dissertation on the Southern Summer School for Women Workers. She has co-edited the collection on Workers’ Education for Women.
JAMES GREEN has been a Radical America editor since 1972. He now teaches history and directs the Labor Studies Program at University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is a founding member of the Massachusetts History Workshop and the Massachusetts Labor History Society. He is also co-author of Boston’s Workers: A Labor History and author of Grass-Roots Socialism: Radical Movements in the Southwest, 1895–1943 and The World of the Worker: Labor in Twentieth Century America.
NELSON LICHTENSTEIN teaches history at the Catholic University of America. He is the author of Labor’s War at Home: The C.I.O. in World War II and is now writing a social history of work at Ford’s River Rouge complex.
JOHN LIPPERT has worked as an assembler in Detroit auto factories since 1973, including the General Motors Fleetwood and Willow Run plants. He has written about labor for various publications including the New York Times, Der Speigel, and the Detroit Free Press.
STAUGHTON LYND is an associate editor of Radical America who was active in the civil-rights and anti-war movements in the 1960s. He is the author of several historical studies including The Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism and is co-editor with Alice Lynd of Rank and File: Personal Histories by Working-Class Organizers. He practiced labor law in a Youngstown, Ohio, firm until he was fired for the publication of his booklet Labor Law for the Rank and File. He now works for Northeast Ohio Legal Services. He was been active in the movement against plant shutdowns in Youngstown and Pittsburgh and is the author of The Fight Against Shutdowns (Singlejack Books, Box 1906, San Pedro, CA., 90733, $9.95).
MANNING MARABLE teaches history and political economy at Fisk University and is Director of the Race Relations Institute in Nashville. He is the author of From the Grassroots and writes a regular political column by that title that appears in 28 black and/or socialist newspapers.
DAVID MONTGOMERY worked as a machinist and a union activist before he became a historian. He is the author of Beyond Equality: Labor and the Radical Republicans, 1862–1872 and Workers’ Control in America. He now teaches history at Yale University and edits the journal International Labor and Working Class History.
GEORGE RAWICK is a historian who lives and works in St. Louis. He is the author of From Sundown to Sunup: The Making of the Black Community and editor of the 19-volume collection of Works Progress Administration interviews with former slaves, The American-Slave: A Composite Autobiography.
ROY ROSENZWEIG teaches history and directs the oral history program at George Mason University. He is the author of “Eight Hours for What We Will”: Workers and Leisure in an Industrial City, 1870–1920. He is also an editor of the Radical History Review.
ANDREW ROWLAND is an occupational health educator and researcher who has been active in the occupational health movement in California and Pennsylvania. He is currently a member of the health technical committee for PHILAPOSH, a coalition of professionals and unionists fighting for better occupational health conditions in the Philadelphia area. He has written an annotated bibliography on occupational disease among black workers and co-authored a chapter on that subject for a forthcoming occupational health text book.
DAVE WAGNER was an editor and is now an associate editor of Radical America. As a reporter for the Madison, Wisconsin, Capital Times he was an active member of the Newspaper Guild. During the strike he describes here Dave became the production coordinator for the worker-controlled strike newspaper, the Madison Press Connection. He was also elected to the Board of Directors.
STAN WEIR is a co-founder, with Robert Miles, of Singlejack Books in San Pedro, California, which publishes books about work by workers and how-to books for a labor-force audience. He is also an associate editor of Radical America. During the first 23 years of his worklife he was a merchant seaman, auto worker, truckdriver, longshoreman, and union organizer. He was fired from his job on the San Francisco waterfront along with 81 others in 1963. Since that time, in addition to publishing, he has been teaching grievance and collective bargaining skills to practicing unionists.