"Fighting for Fairness: California's Unions Fight
“The Search for a Civic Voice: California Latino Politics is a significant and exhaustively researched work that greatly adds to understanding the origins and gestation periods of Latino politics and Latino political growth.”
– Jaime A. Regalado, Executive Director & Professor of Political Science, Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs, California State University, Los Angeles
BOOKS, ANTHOLOGIES, ENCYCLOPEDIAS
& ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORIES
The Search for a Civic Voice: California Latino Politics, with foreword by Antonio Villaraigosa (Claremont, California: Regina Books, 2007). REVIEWS
Edward R. Roybal: Latino Political Pioneer and Coalition Builder, in Anthony Quiroz, ed., Leaders of the Mexican American Generation (Denver: University of Colorado, 2015). REVIEWS
Latino Los Angeles: The Promise of Politics, in Robert Stanley Oden, ed., California Politics: Shifting Majorities, Emerging Minorities (San Diego: Cognella, 2011).
Labor, Minorities, and Voter Initiatives: The Search for Diversity and Social Justice, in Sandra Bass and Bruce E. Cain, eds., Racial and Ethnic Politics in California, Vol. III (Berkeley: Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2008). REVIEWS
The Fight for Fair Employment and the Shifting Alliances Among Labor in Cold War Los Angeles, in Sheldon Stromquist, ed., Labor’s Cold War: Local Politics in a Global Context (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008). REVIEWS
Fighting for Fairness: California's Unions Fight Discrimination, in Mona Field and Brian Kennedy, eds., The People and Promise of California (New York: Longman, 2007).
Latino Los Angeles: The Promise of Politics, in Martin Schiesl and Mark M. Dodge, eds., City of Promise: Race and Historical Change in Los Angeles (Claremont, California: Regina Books, 2006). REVIEWS
The Battle For Standard Coil: The United Electrical Workers, the Community Services Organization and the Catholic Church in Latino East Los Angeles, in Robert Cherny, William Issel and Kierran Walsh Taylor, eds., American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Postwar Political Culture (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2004). REVIEWS
Los Angeles Council, Congress of Industrial Organizations, in Mari Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle, and Dan Georgakas, Encyclopedia of the American Left, second edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).
The History of MAPA and Chicano Politics in California (Sacramento: MAPA, 1982).
The American Communist Party’s Spanish Bureau: Third Period Activities and Some Subsequent Impact, American Communist History, Vol. 11, No. 3 (December 2012).
The Power of a Mobilized Citizenry and Coalition Politics: The 1949 Election of Edward R. Roybal to the Los Angeles City Council, Southern California Quarterly, Vol. 85, No. 4 (Winter 2003). The 2004 Winner of the Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. Award by the Historical Society of Southern California.
The Tony Rios and Bloody Christmas: A Turning Point Between Los Angeles Police Department and the Latino Community, Western Legal History: The Journal of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Summer/Fall 2001).
Latinos and Labor in Los Angeles: Postwar Dreams and Cold War Fears, 1948-1952, Labor's Heritage, George Meany Center for Labor Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Summer 1996).
Garment Workers as Bridge Builders: Immigrant Radicalism and the Search for Economic and Social Justice Paper presented at "Latinos and Jews: A Conference on Historical and Contemporary Connections," January 23, 2006
JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE ANNUAL PROGRAM
The Jewish Labor Committee: Seventy-Five Years of Activism and Historic Achievements, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, Century City, June 14, 2009 (pdf)
The Jewish Labor Committee Goes Hollywood: Life and Work in an Image Factory, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, Hollywood, July 15, 2007
Unity Amidst Diversity: Labor, Race and Religion, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, Hollywood, June 5, 2005
Tribute to Miguel Contreras, 1952-2005, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, Hollywood, June 5, 2005.
The Birth of the Jewish Labor Committee in Los Angeles and the Fight Against Nazism, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, Jewish Labor Committee, Century City, May 23, 2004.
With Jocelyn Sherman, Building Community Together — Many Cultures, One Family, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, June 1, 2003.
25th Anniversary Jubilee Captured Spirit of Tikum Olam, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, Century City, June 2, 2002.
Jewish Labor Committee: Continuing a 66 Year Tradition, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, Century City, June 3, 2001.
Celebrating Latino-Jewish Coalitions, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, Century City, June 11, 2000.
Honoring Fair Employment Practices Pioneers, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, Beverly Hills, June 6, 1999.
We Were Not Silent: The JLC and the Holocaust, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, West Hollywood, June 14, 1998.
Emergency Committee to Aid Farm Workers Helped End Bracero Program, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, West Hollywood, June 8, 1997.
Zane Meckler Started JLC and AFL Civil Rights Program, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, West Hollywood, June 2, 1996
Jewish Labor Committee of California: Celebrating 60 Years of Commitment to Civil Rights, Worker Solidarity, Support for Israel and Peace in the Middle East, Program, California/Western States JLC Annual Recognition Brunch, West Hollywood, June 11, 1995.
NEWSLETTER, NEWSPAPER or MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Whitman's Nannygate vs. Brown's Record -
Immigration and candidates’ attitudes toward Latinos became a central issue in the California governor’s race after Republican Meg Whitman was discovered to have hired an undocumented housekeeper after promising to get tough on employers who hire the undocumented.. Hispanic Link Weekly Report, October 5, 2010
Cigar makers pioneered Hispanic Labor Organizing, Hispanic Link News Service, August 24, 2010
Will Latinos Embrace Obama or McCain?, Tertulia Magazine, July 04, 2008
Yiddish Los Angeles and the Birth of Latino Politics: The Polyglot Ferment of Boyle Heights , Jewish Currents, May–June 2008
The Birth of Latino Politics and Bipartisanship in California , California State Library Foundation Bulletin, No. 88, 2007
The Search for a Civic Voice: California Latino Politics , UC Berkeley's Public Affairs Report, Fall 2007
The Kennedys and Latino Politics - Hyannisporter, October 2007
WWII veterans brought leadership skills back home, Modesto Bee, September 26 - October 5, 2007
LATINOS: Inicio de una celebración, La Opinión September 18, 2007
LBJ's 'Great Society' Ignited Hispanic Heritage Month, Hispanic Link Weekly Report, September 10, 2007
The Tangled Political Roots of Hispanics -
The resignation of Senator Mel Martínez as general chairman of the Republican National Committee has directed fresh attention on the GOP’s Latino outreach. Martínez’s departure follows months of immigrant bashing. Hispanic Link Weekly Report, October 28, 2007
Pat and Jerry and the Brown Legacy in California, California Progress Report, June 3, 2007
A Reflection on the State Democratic Party in San Diego, California Progress Report, April 30, 2007
Integrating Immigrants into Civic Life is a Long Church Tradition, Catholic Herald, April 21, 2007
San Francisco Values: Pelosi's Faith and Immigrant Labor Rights, February 27, 2007
Edward Roybal's Election to the LA City Council Marked the Birth of Latino Politics in California, UC Berkley's Public Affairs Report, November 3, 2005.
’Citizenship for Service’ Has a Long History, column, Hispanic Link News Service, and Hispanic Link Weekly Report, May 5, 2003.
The U.S. South Flashes Its Spanish Roots, column, Hispanic Link News Service, November 23, 2003.
A Latino Holiday Memory, column, Hispanic Link News Service, and Hispanic Link Weekly Report, December 16, 2002.
Edward Roybal’s Election to the LA City Council Marked the Birth of Latino Politics in California, Public Affairs Report, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley, Vol. 43, No. 1, (Spring 2002).
Boyle Heights: Bloody Christmas, [Los Angeles] Eastside Sun, December 20, 2001.
Boyle Heights: Unsung Heroes, [Los Angeles] Eastside Sun, September 20, 2001.
40 Years of Fair Employment Practices, [New York City] Jewish Currents, February 2000.
Celebrating Milestones for South Central and Progressive Los Angeles, Heritage, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Fall 1999.
Celebrating Progressive Coalitions: the California FEPC, Newsletter, Southwest Labor Studies Association, Fall 1999.
When Job Discrimination Was Legal, op-ed, with Fred Glass, San Francisco Examiner, April 16, 1999.
FEPC's 40th Birthday, op-ed, with Fred Glass, California Labor News, California Labor Federation, April 1999.
Jewish Labor Committee of California: Celebrating 60 Years of Commitment to Civil Rights, Worker Solidarity Support for Israel and Peace in the Middle East, Newsletter, Southwest Labor Studies Association, Fall 1995.
Los Angeles CIO Council Provides Model for Progressive Multi-Cultural Struggle, Heritage, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Summer-Fall 1995.
In Memoriam: Mario Obledo, Godfather of the Latino Movement, 1932–2010, , Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Vol. 23, 2010–2011.
George R. Sotelo, Veteran Activist, Dies, [Los Angeles] Eastside Sun, June 20, 2002.
Labor Historian Hy Weintraub Dies at Age 84, Newsletter, Southwest Labor Studies Association, Spring 2002.
Pioneering Community College Unionist Hy Weintraub Dies at 84: Weintraub was Community College Council founder, Community College Perspective, February 2002.
Bert Corona: Extraordinary Leader, Newsletter, Southwest Labor Studies Association, Spring 2001.
Henry Santiestevan '40, Mexican American Activist, Occidental College Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 4 (Fall 2000).
Quoted in George Sotelo, 78; an Advocate for Civil Rights, Los Angeles Times, June 21, 2002. Article reprinted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe and Miami Herald.
Mentioned in Corona Memorial Brings Latino Leaders To USF, Nonprofit Notes, University of San Francisco, Vol. 12, No. 2 (June 2001).
California Crucible: The Forging of Modern American Liberalism (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), by Jonathan Bell, in The Review of Politics, Vol. 75, No. 1 (2013).
Miguel Contreras: Legacy of a Labor Leader by Kent Wong and Michael Viola. (Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, 2009), in Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 35, No. 3, (September 2009).
Latinos and the Nation's Future (Arte Público Press, 2009), by Henry G. Cisneros, ed., in Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Vol. 22 (2009-2010).
Mean Things Happening in This Land: The Life and Times of H. L. Mitchell, Co-Founder of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union by H. L. Mitchell. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008), in Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 34, No. 4, (December 2009).
Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008), by Randy Shaw, in California Journal of Politics and Policy, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, Article 25 (2009).
Ernest W. McFarland: Majority Leader of the United States Senate, Governor, and Chief Justice of the State of Arizona (Prescott, Ariz: Sharlot Hall Museum Press, 2004), by James Elton McMillan, Jr., in Western Legal History, Vol. 19, No. 122 (2006).
From the Barrio to Washington: An Educator's Journey (University of New Mexico Press, 2007), by Armando Rodriguez and Keith Taylor, in California Progress Report, February 7, 2008.
Gus J. Solomon: Liberal Politics, Jews, and the Federal Courts (Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 2006), by Harry H. Stein, in Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Winter 2007).
“San Jose Examined,” a joint review of Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream (Stanford University Press, 2003), by Glenna Matthews, and The Devil in Silicon Valley: Northern California, Race, and Mexican Americans (Princeton University Press, 2003), by Stephen J. Petti, in Newsletter, Southwest Labor Studies Association, Fall 2003.