LAWCHA is an organization of scholars, teachers, students, labor educators, and activists who seek to promote public and scholarly awareness of labor and working-class history through research, writing, and organizing.
CFP Deadline: September 15, 2016.
Our 2017 annual meeting will take place in Seattle, June 23-25, 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.Read more…
- May 26-29, 2016•Minneapolis, Minnesota
The LERA Program Committee has issued a call to all members, employers/management, union members/labor, attorneys, neutrals, researchers, for session and paper proposals for stimulating, creative, and controversial symposia, workshops, panel discussions, and more, related to this year’s theme as well as other proposals that deal with topics of current interest and the mission of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).Read More
- June 1-2, 2016•Calgary, Canada
The conference organizing committee invites submissions for participation in the 3rd annual conference of the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS). The committee welcomes proposals for single papers, multiple paper panels, roundtables and/or workshops. The participation of researchers in union and community settings is encouraged. CFP Deadline: December 1, 2015.Read More
- June 10, 2016•Purdue University
With increased national awareness of police brutality, and economic exploitation many have argued the uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore, the battle against RFRA in Indiana, and the nation-wide Fight for 15! are the beginnings of a new era in civil rights grounded in working class social movements. As protesters chant “From Ferguson to Palestine,” scholars and activists are challenged to view oppression, and social reform as an international phenomenon impacting a global working class. CFP Deadline extended! New deadline is March 20.Read More
On the afternoon of Memorial Day, 1937, at least 1,500 striking steel workers and their supporters marched across a sun-drenched field in the southern reaches of the City of Chicago, intent on vindicating their right to set up a large picket line the main gate of a plant owned by the Republic Steel Corporation and thereby pressure that company to recognize and bargain with their union. Read more →