Daniel Sidorick

Daniel Sidorick

  • Part-Time Lecturer, Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER)

Ph.D., Temple University

Daniel Sidorick holds a Ph.D. in history from Temple University and teaches courses in U.S. and New Jersey labor history at Rutgers. He is the author of Condensed Capitalism: Campbell Soup and the Pursuit of Cheap Production in the Twentieth Century, published by Cornell University Press and awarded the Richard P. McCormick Prize by the New Jersey Historical Commission and the Author's Award of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance. His other writings include the article "The 'Girl Army': The Philadelphia Shirtwaist Strike of 1909" in Pennsylvania History. Dr. Sidorick has also led labor education classes for union members at the Philadelphia AFL-CIO.

Prior to coming to Rutgers in 2013, Dr. Sidorick taught at a number of other universities, and before earning his Ph.D. he worked in a variety of occupations, including machine operator, taxi driver, hospital worker, and in several computer/IT jobs. He has also been a long-time labor and community organizer. He is currently working with several other historians on a project to recover the history of UCAPAWA, a path-breaking union that fought to win economic justice and civil rights for the most vulnerable workers across 1930s and 1940s America, and is writing a biography of John Tisa, one of the leaders of that union.

  • New Jersey Labor History (online)
  • History of Labor and Work in the U.S. 1880-1945 (on campus)