Joseph Hancock is a retired and disabled trade unionist. He is a member of American Federation of Musicians Local 47 and a pensioner with UFCW Local 770. He received an AA degree in Labor Studies from Los Angeles Trade Technical College and a BA in Music from California State University, Los Angeles. Currently Joseph serves as the Editor of the bilingual publication Labor Today / El Trabajo Diario, published by Labor United for Class Struggle (LUCS).