New Labor Forum
CUNY SLU Student Essay Contest
We want your essays!
We invite students and recent alumni of the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies to submit original essays (neither previously published, nor under consideration for publication elsewhere) on a wide range of topics regarding contemporary working-class life and communities, the politics and policies bearing on those communities, and worker organizing taking place in and outside of organized labor.
Essays may be first person accounts, or scholarly and analytical pieces. We encourage fresh thinking on crucial challenges, provocative and well-grounded arguments, and/or efforts to wrestle with new and concrete information. Contributors should avoid jargon, assumptions, technical language, “academese,” and well-worn rhetoric. For examples of past NLF articles, visit our website.
Past winners include: Alyssa Bonilla “Janus, the Roman God and the Labor Movement” and Zachary Smith “Blame the Boss, Not the Robot”