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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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  • Working-Class Studies Association Annual Conference

    May 31-June 3, 2017
    TBA

    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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  • LRAN Conference, 2017

    June 8-9, 2017
    Howard University, Washington, D.C.

    The 2017 Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) national conference will be held Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th at Howard University in Washington DC, hosted by the Department of Political Science.

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Will the British Working Class Stand Up and Fight Back?

I spent my teenage years in 1980s Thatcher’s Britain. Working-class people struggled in a grim environment. Three million people were unemployed, local services and the NHS were underfunded, and attacks were launched against unions (as a result of the miners’ strike). Read more →

May 15th, 2017