Cover Photo: An image of a protestor holding a sign that reads " over worked, under valued, exploited" at a labor movement rally or protest
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Labor Had a Pretty Good Year

Labor is at its best and most powerful when it’s at its most inclusive and radical.

unionized Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor

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Kim Kelly is an independent journalist, author, and organizer based in Philadelphia. She has been a regular labor columnist for Teen Vogue since 2018, and her writing on labor, class, politics, and culture has appeared in The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Baffler, The Nation, the Columbia Journalism Review, and Esquire, among many others. Kelly has also worked as a video correspondent for More Perfect Union, The Real News Network, and Means TV. Her first book, 'FIGHT LIKE HELL: The Untold History of American Labor,' is out now via One Signal/Atria Books.