As new editors taking the helm of Labor, we see vividly the debt labor historians owe to Leon Fink, who founded this journal and edited it for twenty years. Under his leadership the journal has provided a site for lively debate, top-notch scholarship, reflections on current affairs and labor arts, and poetry—all of it framed around an understanding of the breadth and diversity of working-class people's historical experience. His and his editors’ shrewd labors have left us rich material that are shaping our first few issues, even as we work to explore new and uncharted territories.

While building on the foundation established by Fink, we are simultaneously working to develop new approaches to collaboration and cross-fertilization. I'm grateful to Vanessa May for continuing her terrific work as reviews editor, and to managing editor Patrick Dixon for keeping the journal humming smoothly as a new group learns the protocols. But...

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