posts categorized asLabor History

Clinton and Trump: Labor and the Election of 2016

by on November 17, 2016

Both the polling and the pundits’ predictions of a Clinton victory were wrong.

The reasons for Trump’s victory in part can be understood in relation to how each candidate appealed to labor and how they represented capital. It is necessary to take into account how Trump’s populist ideology prevailed over Clinton’s money machine.

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Jews in the Labor Movement: Past, Present and Future

by on October 2, 2016

Think of the greatest strikes in US labor history. Apart from the garment workers’ strikes in New York and Chicago before World War One, none come to mind in which Jews played a major role. But if you look a little closer, you will find Jews as the ferment for a great deal of radical labor activism.

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The ILWU History Project

by , on September 17, 2016

In the February-March 2016 issue of Labor, under LAWCHA Watch, John W. McKerley and Jennifer Sherer write that multiple generations of labor scholars, labor educators, unionists, students, and others have benefited greatly from the recordings collected by the Iowa Labor History Oral Project (ILHOP).

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Encourage Public Labor History

by on September 9, 2016

In a recent LAWCHA post, Conor Casey, of the Labor Archives of Washington at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, properly cheered students who won a prize at National History Day using documentary footage about the 1934 West Coast Waterfront strike—and appropriately boasted how the archives had supported them.

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