William Serrin is a former labor and workplace correspondent for The New York Times. He is the author of Homestead: The Glory and Tragedy of an American Steel Town, a book on the collapse of the U.S. steel industry and the effects on mill towns, and The Company and the Union: The Civilized Relationship of the General Motors Corporation and The United Automobile Workers. Serrin reported for The Detroit Free Press and Newsweek and has been published in The Atlantic Monthly, American Heritage, The Nation, Columbia Journalism Review and The Village Voice. He was a member the Detroit Free Press team of reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1967 Detroit riots. In addition, Serrin was a recipient of the George Polk Award for reporting on the Kent State killings in 1970, the Sidney Hillman Award, and an Alicia Patterson Fellowship.