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Steve Babson

Steve Babson is a retired labor educator and union activist living in Detroit with his wife, Nancy Brigham. He received his doctorate in U.S. History in 1989 from Wayne State University, where he worked from 1983 to 2006 as an instructor and extension program coordinator in the Labor Studies Center. During most of these years, Steve was an officer of Local 6075, AAUP/AFT, representing faculty and academic staff at Wayne State. He has published six books, including Working Detroit: The Making of a Union Town; Lean Work: Empowerment and Exploitation in the Global Auto Industry; and The Color of Law: Ernie Goodman and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights in Detroit.