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Calls to action for LAWCHA members and member activist activities in recent weeks.

Upcoming Events


  • Building Worker Power in an Era of Anti-Union Assaults: Looking Back, Looking Forward

    April 11, Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., Madison. The 34th Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Labor History Society looks to finding clues in worker history to discover strategies to strengthen unions. Much of the conference will be focused on recent efforts to weaken unions, such as Wisconsin’s Act 10 that took away most collective bargaining rights of public employees and current efforts to pass open shop laws in the state (often erroneously referred to as “right-to-work” legislation).

  • NALHC: Labor, Law, and Progressive Activism (CFP Deadline: April 30)

    October 22-24, 2015, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. 37th Annual North American Labor History Conference. The Program Committee of the NALHC, an international conference with global perspectives on labor history, invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, talks, etc. on the theme of Labor, Law, and Progressive Activism for our thirty-seventh annual meeting. We will also consider other thematically related proposals , especially if part of a full panel or roundtable.

  • Women and Social Movements at the OAH

    Saturday, April 18, 12:20pm-1:50pm in Landmark 6 room at the Renaissance Grand. The Women and Social Movements websites and Alexander Street Press will once again sponsor a luncheon and slide talk at the upcoming annual meeting of the OAH in St. Louis.

  • Celebrate, Honor, Act: 2015 PNLHA Conference

    May 1-3, 2015. Seattle, Washington. The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association is having its 2015 Conference in May, in Seattle-Tacoma. The program is now available and registration is open.

  • LAWCHA at the 2015 OAH (St. Louis)

    April 16-19, 2015. Are you attending the April meeting of the OAH in St. Louis—or living in the area? LAWCHA will have a strong presence this year.

  • Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power

    May 28-31, 2015. Registration now open! Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Joint Conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the Working-Class Studies Association. Economic inequality, while long a challenge for working-class people, has grown and become increasingly central in public life. It has been a theme in struggles for justice for low-wage workers and has shaped policies related to education, housing, health care, and the right to organize.