Sam Oldham is an interdisciplinary researcher based in Melbourne. His work on trade unions has won the Gollan Prize for Australian Labour History and the Monash University Historical Studies Masters Prize. He has been a member of several unions and a branch chair for the New Zealand secondary teachers' union. Sam is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Melbourne.
'The book demonstrates that labour militancy and the practice of worker control is not an antediluvian form drawn from the early 20th century, but a compelling force in more recent times with a powerful legacy in the present... activists in the present should take heart in the fact that the urge for workers' power is never far from the surface.' Immanuel Ness Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College, City University of New York