LAWCHA is an organization of scholars, teachers, students, labor educators, and activists who seek to promote public and scholarly awareness of labor and working-class history through research, writing, and organizing.
- May 17-19, 2018•Richard B. Russell Library on the University of Georgia
The Southern Labor Studies Association will convene the 2018 Southern Labor Studies Conference in Athens, GA, at the Richard B. Russell Library on the University of Georgia campus, May 17-19, 2018. The conference will gather academics, activists, archivists, and students for three days of panels, roundtables, book discussions, and other sessions organized around the theme of “Dirty Work.”Read More
- May 26, 2018•University of Iowa, Iowa City
The 2018 colloquium, titled “Disorganized/De-organized/Reorganized,” will feature a keynote address by Professor Rosemary Feurer of Northern Illinois University, as well as a roundtable of community activists and local labor organizers. All presentations will be free and open to the public.Read More
- May 31-June 1, 2018•Vanderbilt University
Scholars, labor practitioners, and activists from across the country will convene in Nashville, TN to share new ideas and lessons learned, and connect around research and campaign work. We hope this conference is an opportunity to develop an offensive strategy in the changed political climate nationwide, and to learn from the unique challenges faced by organizers and researchers in the South and in right to work states, including from active campaigns in the Nashville area.Read More
Chad Pearson: Andrew Tillett-Saks has given LAWCHA permission to re-publish this inspiring essay from Truthout. It is an excellent reminder of the long history of managerial bullying and the ways expressions of solidarity from below can successfully challenge these thugs. Rather than fixate on today’s powerful union-busting lawyers and consultants, we need to learn from examples of rank-and-file activism. Today’s scholars of the fashionable “rise of the right” narratives must take this history seriously. Read more →