!! Action Alerts
Calls to action for LAWCHA members and member activist activities in recent weeks.
- Last Update: 4 weeks 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: 2 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: 7 months ago
The Time for a Raise Campaign at the Center for Study of Responsive Law is sending a sign-on letter to Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO and perhaps Walmart's most famous board member. There has been a growing groundswell of pressure to have her use her influence to change Walmart's poverty wage regime.(read more)
- Last Update: 12 months ago
Beginning at 12pm EST and extending into the evening, students of Freedom University are sitting in in front of the office of the President at the University of Georgia. To support their efforts, sign their petition, tweet your support to #LIFTBAN, or follow them on Facebook.(read more)
- 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
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- Last Update: December 31, 2012
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- The State of Wisconsin: Neoliberalism’s Ground Zero by Jon Shelton
- The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum Opening May 16-please donate by Louis Martin
- SLSA Symposium and Labor Archives by Jennifer Eidson
- Paraprofessional Educators and Labor-Community Coalitions, Past and Present by Nick Juravich
- Remembering the Flint Sit-Down Strike by The Walter P. Reuther Library