People at Labor Notes


Alexandra Bradbury, Co-Director, Editor

Al Bradbury joined the staff in October 2012, after working with hospital workers as a researcher and organizer for Service Employees Local 49 in Oregon. Al covers health care workers, postal workers, rail workers, and Teamsters. She works out of our East Coast office in Brooklyn.

Chris Brooks, Staff Writer and Organizer

Chris Brooks joined the staff in March 2016. He comes to Labor Notes from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he spent several years working as a staff rep with the Tennessee Education Association. He covers auto workers, grocery workers, higher education workers, and government workers. Chris works out of our East Coast office in Brooklyn.

Dan DiMaggio, Assistant Editor

Dan joined Labor Notes in 2015 after working as a researcher for the Operating Engineers in Miami. He covers telecom workers, airline workers, the building trades, and health and safety. Dan works out of our East Coast office in Brooklyn.

Adrian Montgomery, Operations Coordinator

Adrian was featured trying to navigate the health care system in the 2007 Michael Moore documentary “Sicko.” Since then she’s been organizing and educating for single-payer health care. Adrian works out of our headquarters in Detroit.

Sonia Singh, Staff Writer and Organizer

Sonia spent 12 years organizing with the Workers’ Action Centre in Toronto before joining the Labor Notes staff in 2015. She covers the Canadian labor movement, worker centers, retail workers, farmworkers, and immigrant workers. Sonia works out of our East Coast office in Brooklyn.

Samantha Winslow, Co-Director

Samantha joined the staff in November 2012. She was an organizer for SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West in California and later for the breakaway National Union of Healthcare Workers. She covers K-12 teachers, transit workers, and hotel and restaurant employees. Samantha works out of our East Coast office in Brooklyn.




  • Ellen David Friedman, NEA (retired)
  • Steve Early, The Newspaper Guild/Communications Workers of America, labor journalist, Bay Area
  • Nichele Fulmore, IBT Local 391, North Carolina
  • Pam Galpern, CWA 1101, New York City
  • Megan Hise, OFNHP, Portland, Oregon
  • Chris Kutalik, UNITE HERE, Texas
  • Ricardo Levins Morales, The Newspaper Guild/CWA, labor artist, Minneapolis
  • Shafeah M'Balia, Black Workers for Justice, North Carolina
  • Ken McNamara, Communications Workers of America Local 1037, New Jersey
  • Yanira Merino, LIUNA, Washington D.C.
  • Marsha Niemeijer, Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU, New York City
  • Jose Oliva, Restaurant Opportunities Center, Chicago
  • Ken Paff, Teamsters for a Democratic Union, Detroit
  • Mike Parker, retired UAW 1700, Labor Notes author, Bay Area
  • Guillermo Perez, LCLAA, Pittsburgh
  • Teo Reyes, Transnationals Information Exchange, Philadelphia
  • Leonard Riley, ILA Local 1422 and Longshore Workers Coalition, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Louie Rocha, CWA Local 9423, San Jose, California
  • Tim Schermerhorn, Transport Workers Union Local 100, New York City
  • Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, N.Y. State Nurses Association, New York City
  • Jane Slaughter, former Labor Notes editor, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Baldemar Velasquez, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Toledo, Ohio
  • Phyllis Walker, AFSCME Local 3800, Minneapolis
  • David Yao, APWU Greater Seattle

Organizations listed for identification purposes only.



Now that you know about us, why not tell us about you? Knowing who our audience is will help us in bringing you the information you can use.