Rev. C.J. Hawking is the executive director of Arise Chicago, a faith-based workers’ rights organization, and serves as the Harry F. Ward Minister of Social Justice at the Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church in Oak Park. She is the co-author of the award-winning book Staley: The Fight for a New American Labor Movement (University of Illinois Press, 2009) and a visiting lecturer in labor and social movements at the University of Illinois.