Steve Early

Journalist, author, and labor activist.

Steve Early has been an organizer, lawyer, union representative or labor activist for the past forty-five years. He lives in Richmond, California and is the author of four books, including Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City from Beacon Press in 2017. He has been a freelance contributor to many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and others. He can be reached at or via