Journal of Labor and Society is a peer-review cross-disciplinary social science quarterly journal intended for a broad exploration of the economic, political, and social dimensions of labor and work throughout the world. The journal publishes articles directed to an open and critical analysis of labor movements worldwide, seeing these as a force that is central to the long-term interests of the working class. The editors place a premium on rigorous scholarship that articulates the social position of different groups of workers within the context of imperialist political economy. The journal also aims to provide a forum for unprejudiced examination of the history of leftist states and parties, the obstacles they have faced and their relative successes and failures in overcoming them. We see workers as a force that labor movements across the world must embrace to advance the struggle for social and economic justice. As such, the journal consciously seeks submissions from working class intellectuals and labor academics. Journal of Labor and Society, an independent academic journal, exclusively accepts for review original submissions, and does not consider essays previously evaluated or currently under review by other publications.