!! Action Alerts
Calls to action for LAWCHA members and member activist activities in recent weeks.
- Last Update: 1 week ago
LAWCHA has signed on to a statement from the American Historical Association urging for the protection of academic freedom in the wake of pending legislation in the Wisconsin legislature.(read more)
- Last Update: 2 months ago
Yesterday afternoon, students at Tufts University began a hunger strike in protest of the impending firing of 35 janitors by the Tufts administration.(read more)
- Last Update: 4 months ago
Ryan Eckes, an Adjunct Professor of English at Temple University forwards a recent MoveOn petition to treat adjunct faculty with dignity and respect by allowing them to form a collective bargaining unit with the union they have chosen, Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP).(read more)
- Last Update: 4 months ago
12:00 p.m. Tuesday February 24 and 12:00 p.m. Wednesday February 25, State Street Side of the Capitol. The Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform will be holding a hearing Tuesday, February 24, to hear comments on the proposed law. Interested persons may contact legislators about the proposed law by calling the legislative hotline is: 1-800-362-9472.(read more)
- Last Update: September 24, 2014
- Last Update: April 28, 2014
- Last Update: April 7, 2014
Add Your Signature to a Letter from LAWCHA Members against Weakened Farmworker Protection in the Farm BillLast Update: November 22, 2013
- Last Update: November 13, 2013
- Last Update: July 18, 2013
- Last Update: June 28, 2013
- Last Update: June 18, 2013
June 15 – June 16, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. The Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) is a dynamic collaborative effort to connect workers’ rights organizations, academics and students to build workplace and economic power for working people in this country. Registration is now open for their annual conference and the program is online.
May 28-29, 2015. As part of the Society of American Archivists Labor Archives Roundtable’s ongoing efforts to coordinate with LAWCHA, two conference sessions and several archival repository open houses will be on the LAWCHA 2015 conference program this year.
July 9th-12th, Miami, Florida. Join working women throughout the South for four days of training and networking. Women representing several unions and backgrounds join forces to share and develop leadership skills that will impact their dedication and hard work in the labor movement. Participants will have the opportunity to attend various workshops and sessions on ...
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.
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.
Recent News and Updates
- All Work and No Play: Players Associations and the State of American Labor by Jonathan Cohen
- From Worker Education Center to Hedge Fund and State Department Cabal: An Open Call to Struggle Against an Obscene Transformation by John Alter
- The More Things Stay the Same: Lessons from 1934 by Brad Sommer
- Collection Spotlight: The Utah Philips Papers by The Walter P. Reuther Library
- Journey into an Undocumented Past: Why I Became a Historian by Eladio Bobadilla
- Baltimore Steel Stories
- Battle of the Overpass by The Walter P. Reuther Library
- Twenty Best Labor Books – First Cut by James Green
- Remembering the Flint Sit-Down Strike by The Walter P. Reuther Library
- Standing Up for a House of Labor–the Debs Home in Terre Haute by Wesley Bishop