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.
- 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.Read More
- May 12-15, 2016•Grafton, IL
Since 1988, the Regina V. Polk Women’s Labor Leadership Conference has been educating working women throughout the Midwest. This multi-union, multi-day residential program seeks to develop women’s leadership at work and in their communities as well as offer a chance for networking and mentoring in a restorative atmosphere. Application deadline: March 31, 2016.Read More
“We’ll just live within our means then!”: A Reaction to UW-Madison Graduate School Administration’s Proposal to “Restructure” Graduate Employee Pay
After briefly skimming over the potential effects of the proposed restructuring of pay for graduate assistants, I found myself jadedly stunned by the UW-Madison administration’s most recent attack on the quality of higher education, specifically with regard to the Humanities, at Wisconsin’s prized flagship and world-renowned institution. The plan, set to launch in May 2017, would radically alter the method of compensation for university graduate employees, like teaching assistants, who also happen to be students. Read more →