Events

140th Anniversary of 1877 Railroad Strike

Posted on January 8, 2017
July 14-15, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

We are planning a 140th anniversary celebration and discussion about the 1877 rail strike, which began in Baltimore at what is now our baseball stadium. We will have an event July 14-16, 2017, at the historical marker commemorating the strike and a reception at The Irish Railroad Workers Shrine to describe the impact of the strike.

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Labor Mobilizations and Movements: From the Local to the Global

Posted on March 10, 2017
June 2, 2017
Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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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LAWCHA at the OAH

Posted on March 20, 2017
April 6-9, 2017
New Orleans, United States

Please join us at the Organization of American Historians meeting in New Orleans. Our key event is a Saturday luncheon where we will announce awards and hear a keynote address by Talitha LaFlouria, winner of last year’s Philip Taft prize. Reservations are required and need to be made before April 1.

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Celebrating Jim Green’s Life and Work

Posted on August 27, 2016
2pm, November 12, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The Labor Resource Center and many friends and family of Jim Green will be gathering to celebrate Jim’s life and work at 2 pm on Saturday, November 12, at the Carpenter’s union hall (750 Dorchester Ave, Boston MA), and we hope you can join us.

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Workers and Global Cities: Detroit and Beyond

Posted on January 17, 2016
October 20-22, 2016
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, United States

The 38th annual North American Labor History Conference will explore the connections between labor and urban history, workers and city-dwellers, in the context of globalization. We are interested in how “work,” “workers,” and “cities” remake and are remade by the global economy and by the dangers inherent in new global realities—where migration and exchange are seen both as constructive and destructive of urban life.

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Labor Research Action Network Conference: 2016

Posted on February 16, 2016
June 24-25, 2016
Chicago, IL, United States

The 2016 Labor Research and Action Network national conference will be held Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th at the DePaul University’s Loop Campus located in downtown Chicago, IL. The DePaul University Labor Education Center will host the conference. Scholars, labor practitioners, and activists from across the country will convene to share news ideas and lessons learned, and connect around research and campaign work.

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Social Justice for a Global Working Class: MLWCH Colloquium

Posted on November 10, 2015
June 10, 2016
Purdue University, United States

With increased national awareness of police brutality, and economic exploitation many have argued the uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore, the battle against RFRA in Indiana, and the nation-wide Fight for 15! are the beginnings of a new era in civil rights grounded in working class social movements.

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Re-energizing Communities: Canadian Association for Work and Labor Studies Conference

Posted on October 17, 2015
June 1-2, 2016
Calgary, Canada

The conference organizing committee invites submissions for participation in the 3rd annual conference of the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS). The committee welcomes proposals for single papers, multiple paper panels, roundtables and/or workshops. The participation of researchers in union and community settings is encouraged.

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Employment Relations in the Age of Uber: Assessing Our Past, Present, and Future

Posted on October 20, 2015
May 26-29, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

The LERA Program Committee has issued a call to all members, employers/management, union members/labor, attorneys, neutrals, researchers, for session and paper proposals for stimulating, creative, and controversial symposia, workshops, panel discussions, and more, related to this year’s theme as well as other proposals that deal with topics of current interest and the mission of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).

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