Antonio Lettieri graduated cum laude in political science at the University of Naples. After joining the trade union movement, he was elected national secretary of FIOM (the metalworkers’ union) and then national secretary of the Italian General Confederation of Labor (CGIL). He also served as a member of the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization. His articles appear regularly in the Italian press, and his papers in European Journals such as Les Temps Modernes, Revista de Derecho Social, and Sozialistische Hefte. He was appointed advisor to Italy’s minister of labor under the governments presided over by prime ministers Massimo D'Alema and Giuliano Amato. He is former adjunct professor of labor law at the University of Naples. Currently, he is editor of Insight.