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Annual Membership Meeting Minutes, 2012

by on June 9, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012, LAWCHA luncheon (at OAH-Milwaukee Hilton City Center). Meeting called to order at 12:30 p.m. by President Shel Stromquist.

  • Report by outgoing president Kimberley Phillips: LAWCHA, in this past year of challenges to public-sector unionism, has heightened its scholar-activist profile, and will continue this work.
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LAWCHA at the OAH, April, 2012

by on May 29, 2012

In late April the annual conference of the Organization of American Historians convened in Milwaukee with a program that, thanks to the inspiration of Alice Kessler Harris and the hard work of the OAH program committee and its co-chair Nancy MacLean, gave extraordinary attention to recent developments and current issues in labor and working-class history.

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Will Jones Wins Labor’s Best Article Award

by on May 22, 2012

Labor proudly presents its biennial Best Article Award, including a $1000 stipend, to William P. Jones for the “The Unknown Origins of the March on Washington: Civil Rights Politics and the Black Working Class” [vol. 7, # 3, 2010]. The journal’s Editorial Committee (Julie Greene, Nelson Lichtenstein, Joseph McCartin, Scott Nelson, Jocelyn Olcott, and Shelton Stromquist) weighed many serious contenders before reaching its final decision.

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LAWCHA Member Cindy Hahamovitch Wins 2012 Taft Prize

by on May 15, 2012

Based on extensive research in archival collections and oral history interviews across national and imperial borders, Cindy Hahamovitch offers an incisive and expansive history of Jamaican “guestworkers” in the United States since World War II. Revealing the intricate dynamics between local and global contexts and between individual aspirations and corporate demands, Hahamovitch’s engrossing interpretation stands as a cautionary tale of how state regulation of labor migration produced working conditions detrimental to all workers, especially to guestworkers subjected to a permanent state of deportability.

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LAWCHA at the OAH, (April 18-22)

by on April 18, 2012

LAWCHA is at the OAH this year. Read below for the list of panels and events hosted by or co-sponsored by LAWCHA.

Key events:

  • Plenary “Remembering David Montgomery” on Friday afternoon, 3-4:30 pm
  • Friday Evening Reception 7-9 pm (co-sponsored by LAWCHA and the Wisconsin Labor History Society)
  • Annual Meeting, Saturday, 12-1:30 pm
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