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Established in 1989, the Porte Alegre PB program was the first in the world. Its success has inspired countless similar projects both in Brazil and around the globe. Porto Alegre's process involves an estimated 50,000 people annually who decide as much as 20 percent of the city's budget.

Participatory Budgeting: A School for Citizenship

Jockeying to get funds for a neighborhood playground or clinic is nothing new. But in the absence of an organized procedure, cities tend to respond to the loudest and most organized groups, often a community where people have education, steady jobs and time to lobby. Read more →

April 27th, 2016

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Garment Workers are Speaking Out – Will Nike Listen?

by Shelton Stromquist  on March 17th, 2016
Today marks the first day of our countrywide worker speak-out featuring Noi Supalai, a former union President and Nike worker from Thailand. While manufacturing apparel… Read more →
George Meany and Walter Reuther Laughing at a Meeting of the Joint Unity Subcommittee. Credit: Digital Collections at the University of Maryland

AFL-CIO Merger: In Commemoration of the AFL-CIO’s 60th Anniversary

by Jennifer Eidson  on March 2nd, 2016
Before 1955, the AFL (American Federation of Labor) and the CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) were separate, competing organizations. The two organizations chose to merge… Read more →
Tobacco Workers in Florence South Carolina, 1944

Reviving Southern Labor History: Call for Contributors for New Book on Southern Labor History

by Ryan Poe  on February 28th, 2016
Since the mid-1970s only a handful of books on southern labor history have been published. As Alan Draper wrote nearly twenty years ago, “Southern labor… Read more →
 Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Daniel Katz, “The Key to Bernie Sanders’s Appeal Isn’t Socialism. It’s Yiddish Socialism.” Forward (February 14, 2016)

by Ryan Poe  on February 21st, 2016
In New York and elsewhere, Yiddish Socialists in the early 20th century founded and invigorated fraternal societies, newspapers, schools, athletic leagues, summer camps, theaters and… Read more →

Eyes off the Prize: Liberals in the Postwar Era

by Tula Connell  on February 8th, 2016
Thomas Edsall’s recent New York Times op-ed on the failure of Democrats to engage as effectively as Republicans in state-level politics parenthetically surfaces a deeper historical debate that is ripe for revisiting: Why have postwar liberals been so ineffective in sustaining economic and political achievements? Read more →

IWW picnic 1919, Seattle

Mapping the IWW

James Gregory , November 7th, 2015

Working History Black Women Convict Laborers in the New South

Ryan Poe , September 16th, 2015

In this episode of the SLSA’s Working History podcast, Professor Talitha LeFlouria, a current fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia, discusses her book, Chained in Silence, and the lives, labors and legacies of incarcerated black women and the convict lease system in the early… Read more →

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Journey into an Undocumented Past Why I Became a Historian

Eladio Bobadilla, June 11th, 2015

I became interested in history when I was deployed in the Middle East in 2008. I was troubled by boredom and the simplistic (and nationalistic) ways in which both my subordinates and superiors spoke and thought about American history and politics. I began reading history books that complicated the past… Read more →

Society of American Archivists Labor Archives Roundtable at the 2015 LAWCHA Conference

Conor Casey, April 29th, 2015

May 28-29, 2015. As part of the Society of American Archivists Labor Archives Roundtable’s ongoing efforts to coordinate with LAWCHA, two conference sessions and several archival repository open houses will be on the LAWCHA 2015 conference program this year… Read more →