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  • CFP Deadline: October 15, 2016.

    Our 2017 annual meeting will take place in Seattle, June 23-25, at the University of Washington. This gives us a chance to visit the left coast city where labor has been winning important victories and pioneering new strategies. And late June is a great time to see the Pacific Northwest. Stay after the conference and explore Seattle and the mountains, islands, and waterways of Puget Sound.

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  • Workers and Global Cities :Detroit and Beyond

    October 20-22, 2016
    Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

    The 38th annual North American Labor History Conference will explore the connections between labor and urban history, workers and city-dwellers, in the context of globalization. We are interested in how “work,” “workers,” and “cities” remake and are remade by the global economy and by the dangers inherent in new global realities—where migration and exchange are seen both as constructive and destructive of urban life.

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  • Celebrating Jim Green’s Life and Work

    2pm, November 12, 2016
    Boston, Massachusetts

    The Labor Resource Center and many friends and family of Jim Green will be gathering to celebrate Jim’s life and work at 2 pm on Saturday, November 12, at the Carpenter’s union hall (750 Dorchester Ave, Boston MA), and we hope you can join us.

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  • Working-Class Studies Association Annual Conference

    May 31-June 3, 2017

    The WCSA 2017 conference seeks to take stock of the legacy, present, and future possibilities of the idea of “class struggle.”

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Striking members of Memphis Local 1733 hold signs whose slogan symbolized the sanitation workers' campaign in 1968.
1968. Source: Walter Reuther Library.

“Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers’ Rights,” a film by Michael Honey

Historians look for details to make history come alive, and oral history can provide them. Over thirty years of research, my scores of interviews with black and white workers in the South opened many new perspectives for me. Read more →

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