Editor of 'Labor History' Quits, and Dozens Join Him; Oxford Press Hires Editor From Princeton

LABOR UPRISING: The editor of Labor History has resigned over a dispute with the 43-year-old journal's new commercial publisher. In solidarity, more than 40 people associated with the journal have left as well, joining him at Duke University Press, with plans to start a competing publication.

Leon Fink, a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago who has been the editor of the journal for 18 months, says he quit because Taylor & Francis, which bought the