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Greyhound Racing in Australia: The Demise of a Working-Class Pastime (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

The recent announcement that the New South Wales government in Australia was banning Greyhound racing starting in 2017 surprised many. They didn’t expect this from the conservative Liberal Party that runs the NSW government, and many were cynical about the government’s track record of selling off public assets. After all, the publically owned greyhound racetrack in Sydney occupies prime city real estate. But animal welfare organisations have been campaigning for a ban for a long time (with recent support from state politicians from the NSW Greens). Read more →

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LGBT Advocacy and the AFL-CIO

by Jennifer Eidson  on June 27th, 2016
June is Pride Month in the U.S. Pride, this year, marks the 47th anniversary of Stonewall, and the first year since Obergefell v. Hodges… Read more →

Radical Leisure

by Eva Swidler  on June 9th, 2016
Connections, both real and hoped for, between the labor movement and environmentalists have been news for at least fifteen years now. The possibility of such a connection came into wider view at the Seattle World Trade Organization protests in 1999, when alliances between trade unionists and other protest groups made headlines with catchy phrases like “Teamsters for Turtles”—or, more prosaically, the “blue-green alliance,” in reference to blue-collar workers joining with green ecological activists. Despite the once-exciting and novel possibility being now institutionalized in such organizations as the Labor Network for Sustainability, the Blue-Green Alliance, and SustainLabour, the thrill seems to be gone for mainstream environmentalist discourse, and labor has largely faded from view. Read more →
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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 →
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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 →


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