Michael D. Yates is Associate Editor of Monthly Review and Editorial Director of Monthly Review Press. For more than three decades, he was a labor educator, teaching working people in venues across the United States. Among his books are The Great Inequality, Why Unions Matter (with Paul Le Blanc), A Freedom Budget for All Americans, and The ABCs of the Economic Crisis (with Fred Magdoff).
"Michael Yates's passion and respect for the class he came out of delivers a book that is especially accessible without retreating from the complexities and internal contradictions of working class life and organization-a book committed not only to defending workers, but also to building on their potentials to transform society."-Sam Gindin, former chief economist, Canadian Auto Workers Union; Packer Visitor in Social Justice, Political Science Dept., York University, Toronto