Peter Franks has been actively involved in the labour movement since he joined the Labour Party at high school. He has written histories of the Printers and Clerical Workers unions, numerous articles on labour history and co-edited a history of the Federation of Labour. Peter is an employment mediator. Jim McAloon is an associate professor in History at Victoria University. His interest in labour history goes back to his student days, when he completed a master’s thesis on the labour movement in Christchurch between 1905 and 1914. He has subsequently written a number of essays on aspects of labour history, and in 2013 VUP published his Judgements of All Kinds: Economic Policymaking in New Zealand, 1945–1984. He has been a member of the Labour Party for 25 years.