Cal Winslow is a Fellow in Environmental History at the University of California, Berkeley and is Director of the Mendocino Institute. His was trained at Antioch College and Warwick University where he studied under the direction of the late Edward Thompson. He is a co-author of the re-released Albion's Fatal Tree (Verso 2011). After Warwick he worked as a warehouseman, truck driver and journalist, as a participant in and observer of the 1970s rank-and-file workers’ rebellion in the US. He is an editor of Rebel Rank and File, Labor Militancy and Revolt from below During the Long 1970s (Verso, 2010). In the eighties and nineties he taught labor studies at the Center for Worker Education, City College of New York. In 1995-96 he was a visiting Senior Lecturer at the Northern College for Residential Adult Education in South Yorkshire. His most recent book is Labor’s Civil War in California (PM Press 2010). West of Eden, Communes and Utopia in Northern California (PM Press), co-edited with Iain Boal, Janferie Stone and Michael Watts, will be published this year. He lives with his family on the Mendocino Coast of California. He has four children: Jessie, Samantha, Rosie and Matthew. He and his wife, Faith Simon, a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in pediatrics, are founding members of Mendocino Parents for Peace and are associated with the Bay Area group Retort.
Cal Winslow, PhD, is author of Labor’s Civil War in California: The NUHW Healthcare Workers’ Rebellion (PM Press, 2010) and an active supporter of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), believing that “an injury to one is an injury for all.” He writes first-hand accounts of their battles for CounterPunch. He is an historian trained at Antioch College and Warwick University, at Warwick under the direction of the late Edward Thompson. He is a coauthor with Thompson and others of Albion’s Fatal Tree (Penguin and Pantheon, 1975). He edited Waterfront Workers: New Perspectives on Race and Class (University of Illinois Press, 1998) and coedited Rebel Rank and File: Labor Militancy and Revolt from the Below in the Long 1970s. (Verso 2010). He is a coeditor with Iain Boal, Janferie Stone and Michael Watts of the forthcoming West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California (PM Press 2011).He is a fellow in Environmental Politics at UC Berkeley and is Director of the Mendocino Institute. He is a founding member of Mendocino Parents for Peace and is associated with the Bay Area collective Retort. He lives with his family near Caspar on the Mendocino Coast.