!! Action Alerts
Calls to action for LAWCHA members and member activist activities in recent weeks.
Add Your Signature to a Letter from LAWCHA Members against Weakened Farmworker Protection in the Farm BillLast Update: 4 months ago
Section 10008 would add to the discrimination against farmworkers in labor law by requiring the Department of Labor (DOL) to consult with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) when it seeks to enforce wage and hour protections for farmworkers.(read more)
- Last Update: 4 months ago
Oscar López Triviño was murdered on November 9 in the Colombian city of Bugalagrande a day after he and other members of his union, SINALTRAINAL, received death threats from paramilitaries. The union had been on hunger strike at Nestlé beginning November 5.(read more)
- Last Update: 8 months ago
Laurie Green, LAWCHA member, sends us an action alert and open letter LAWCHA members can sign onto about recent attacks on women's rights in Texas.(read more)
- Last Update: 8 months ago
On 27 June, 2013, the International Commission for Labor Rights (ICLR) released the report entitled, “Merchants of Menace: Repressing workers in India's new industrial belt, Violations of workers' and trade union rights at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.”(read more)
- Last Update: June 18, 2013
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- Ludlow at 100: Events from March 15-May 18
To mark the 100th anniversary of the tragic Ludlow Massacre, a diverse group from around Colorado – including historians, scholars, union members, the Colorado National Guard, archaeologists, tourism representatives, etc. – have worked together to plan commemoration activities, exhibitions and events to commemorate the Colorado Coalfield War and the Ludlow Massacre.
- Work: The Politics of Laboring in American History, Graduate Student Conference (Michigan)
May 9-10, 2014. This conference will consider the myriad forms of work throughout American history, in order to engage scholarship in a wide range of subfields and disciplines. While race, gender, and class have become assumed and necessary categories of analysis, we offer “work” as a productive avenue for rethinking the politics of laboring. This year’s conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. Cynthia Blair, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Proposal deadline: February 3.
- WCSA Conference, How Class Works
June 5-7, 2014, SUNY Stony Brook. The conference seeks to explore ways in which an explicit recognition of class helps to understand the social world in which we live, and ways in which analysis of society can deepen our understanding of class as a social relationship. CFP Deadline: December 11, 2013
- “The Nature of Work”: 36th Annual North American Labor History Conference
October 16-18, 2014, Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) The Program Committee of the NALHC, an international conference with global perspectives, invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, etc. on the theme of “The Nature of Work” for our thirty-sixth annual meeting. Other thematically related proposals will be considered, especially if part of a full panel or roundtable.
- UALE 2014 Annual Conference, “Organizing for Power”
Organizing for Power: A New Labor Movement for the New Working Class Los Angeles, California, March 26-29, 2014. Proposals are due December 15.
With remembrances from LAWCHA members