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    Our 2017 annual meeting will take place in Seattle, June 22-25, 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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  • LAWCHA at the OAH

    April 6-9, 2017
    New Orleans

    Please join us at the Organization of American Historians meeting in New Orleans. Our key event is a Saturday luncheon where we will announce awards and hear a keynote address by Talitha LaFlouria, winner of last year’s Philip Taft prize. Reservations are required and need to be made before April 1.

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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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  • Labor Mobilizations and Movements :From the Local to the Global

    June 2, 2017
    Memphis, Tennessee

    The one-day MLWCH colloquium will be held at the University of Memphis in the University Center. All presentations are free and open to the public.  This year’s plenary roundtable explores the intersection of labor and working-class history, activism, and the scholarship on teaching and learning.

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Class & Politics at the Dawn of the Trump Era

In trying to make sense of the surprising 2016 election — Who were Trump’s supporters? Were they motivated by the politics of pocketbooks, race, or fear? And what lessons should Republicans, Democrats, and political activists draw as they move forward? — many mainstream news analysts and pundits have produced disappointing but frankly unsurprising answers that fall back on unreliable conventional wisdom rather than clear common sense. Read more →

March 27th, 2017