Hamilton Nolan | The Hammer: Power, Inequality, and the Struggle for the Soul of Labor

Recorded Mar 18, 2024
Direct Download: 20240318-hamilto.mp3

In conversation with Kim Kelly

A labor journalist who regularly contributes to In These Times magazine and The Guardian, Hamilton Nolan has written about inequality, politics, and class war for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Gawker, and Splinter, among other publications. He also regularly contributes articles about boxing to Defector. A member of the Writers Guild of America, East, Hamilton led the 2015 effort to unionize Gawker Media, where he was the longest-serving writer in the organization’s history. In The Hammer, he offers a comprehensive overview of the contemporary American labor movement and highlights specific actions and organizations where politics and workers combine to affect change.
Kim Kelly has worked as a labor columnist for Teen Vogue since 2018, and her writing on labor, class, and politics has appeared in The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Esquire, among other places. Also a video correspondent for More Perfect Union, The Real News Network, and Means TV, she formerly served as the heavy metal editor at VICE’s “Noisey” imprint. She was an original member of the VICE union, is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World’s Freelance Journalists Union, and is a member and elected councilperson for the Writers Guild of America, East.

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