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LAWCHA is an organization of scholars, teachers, students, labor educators, and activists who seek to promote public and scholarly awareness of labor and working-class history through research, writing, and organizing.

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  • First Conference of the European Labour History Network (ELHN)

    December 14-16, 2015
    Turin, Italy

    The European Labour History Network (ELHN) is pleased to announce its first conference from 14-16 December 2015 at the University of Turin facilitated and hosted by Stefano Musso (President of the Società Italiana di Storia del lavoro/SISLav – Italian Society of Labour History) in collaboration with ISMEL-Torino.

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  • On The Move! :Working Women and the Struggle for Social Justice

    March 4-5, 2016
    Sarah Lawrence College

    Working women have a long history of fighting injustice on multiple fronts and leading social change. A century ago, women labor activists played vanguard roles in movements for child protection, social welfare, and women’s rights in and beyond the workplace.

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  • Labor at the OAH

    April 7-10, 2016
    Providence, Rhode Island

    The OAH has completed its interest page for the 2016 program in Providence, Rhode Island. It includes walking tours, dozens of panels, many of which with LAWCHA-member participants, and many LAWCHA-sponsored panels.

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IWW picnic 1919, Seattle

Mapping the IWW

The IWW History Project is now live. Based at the University of Washington, the online project reveals in new ways the rich history of the Industrial Workers of the World during the formative years, 1905-1935. Read more →

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Labor 11.3 Cover (Fall, 2014)
Labor 11.2 Cover (Summer, 2014)
Labor 11.1 Cover (Spring, 2014)
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