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Author Q&A + Book Signing with Hamilton Nolan on "The Hammer"

Please join us for an in-person conversation with acclaimed labor reporter Hamilton Nolan about his new book, "The Hammer: Power, Inequality, and the Struggle for the Soul of Labor," on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 PM ET at the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies (101 Belvidere Place, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02115).

The discussion will be moderated by Seth Harris, former top Biden White House labor advisor, former Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor, and a Senior Fellow at the Burnes Center for Social Change at Northeastern University; along with Thomas Pelkey, an organizer with the Massachusetts State House Employee Union.

Space is limited, so please register immediately to reserve your spot.

"The Hammer" offers a timely, in-depth exploration of the American labor movement and its critical role in our society and politics today. From forgotten workplaces in rural West Virginia to Washington’s halls of power, "The Hammer" illustrates how labor solidarity can profoundly transform American politics, provided it undergoes its own transformation first. This book is an urgent on-the-ground examination of the past, present, and future of the American labor movement.

Hamilton Nolan is a labor journalist who regularly contributes to In These Times magazine and The Guardian. His work on labor, politics, and class war has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, Gawker, Splinter, and other publications. As the longest-serving writer in Gawker’s history, he played a pivotal role in unionizing Gawker Media in 2015. Hamilton is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America, East.

Copies of "The Hammer" will be available for purchase and the author will be signing copies at the event.

All reservations include a complimentary subscription to the Power At Work Blog, a project of the Burnes Center for Social Change:

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06:30 PM

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08:30 PM



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Northeastern University College of Professional Studies 101 Belvidere Place Boston, MA

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