Call for Proposals Labor History

CFP: UALE Student Conference, “Across Boundaries” (Deadline: Dec 1)

The United Association for Labor Education invites you and your colleagues to submit a proposal for our 2013 Annual Conference, “Across Boundaries: What Are Workers Saying and Doing?” April 17-20, 2013 at the Metropolitan Hotel Toronto, Ontario CANADA. DEADLINE: Proposals can be submitted on line through December 1, 2012.

Submitting a Proposal

  1. Please include the following information:
  2. Email your abstract and/or paper, along with a title page to:
    Bob Bussel( Conference coordinators D’Arcy Martin ( or Tony Michael ( will also accept submissions.
    Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via email within 1 week.

    If you do not wish to e-mail your submission, you may send it in Word format via regular mail to:
    Bob Bussel, Director
    Labor Education and Research Center
    1289 University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR 97403-1289

    If you have already sent a paper to Labor Studies Journal please indicate that you have done so.

  3. UALE is able to support the registration fees and lodging costs for the primary author only. Other student authors may attend the conference at the student rate.
  4. For more information, please visit

About the 2013 Toronto UALE Conference

Labor educators from unions, worker centers, colleges, university, and community-based organizations will be exploring the various strategies workers are employing to counter the politics of austerity and systematic attacks on workers’ rights and union movements in nations throughout the world.

UALE invites proposals on topics across the entire span of the challenges facing working people. We are especially interested in what workers are saying and doing as they assert fundamental rights such as the right to bargain collectively, enjoy union representation, obtain education, and remain safe at work. We are also interested in how modern labor education helps working people assert these rights amid a climate of economic austerity, systematic inequality, and overt political attacks.

Proposals may draw from all disciplines and assume many forms, including:
Research Papers
Completed research papers in any of the topic areas listed above or related areas.

Case Studies
Case studies in any of the topic areas listed above or related areas.

Papers on Issues Related to Teaching

Reports related to innovative instruction techniques or research related to teaching in any of the topic areas listed above or related areas.

We also welcome strategic or academic reports; qualitative or quantitative analyses; teaching demonstrations; labor history research, curriculum for adults or K-12; union membership training tools; case studies; workshops; general curriculum design; strategy sessions and performances, music, art, including public art, and theater.

Format of Presentations:

Paper sessions will consist of three to five presentations combined in each 90 minute session. The session will be divided equally between the presenters. A session moderator will time each presentation and introduce the session.


Early (By Jan. 31, 2013) Regular (After Jan. 31, 2013)
Member $300 $350
Non-member $400 $450
Low-income, Student, Retiree $50 $75
One-day Attendance $150 $150

For conference or registration information, contact D’Arcy Martin at