posts from the year2018

Labor History Today: January 14-20, 2018

by on January 25, 2018

This week’s labor history: Dr. Martin Luther King and organized labor; John F. Kennedy guarantees federal workers the right to join unions; how Johnny Paycheck’s “Take This Job and Shove It” and Bruce Springsteen’s “My Hometown” frame a turbulent era for American workers.

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40th Annual NALHC CFP: Deadline April 15, 2018

by on January 17, 2018

The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference (NALHC), an international conference with a global perspective on labor and working-class history, invites proposals for case studies, project demonstrations, papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops on the theme Labor and History in the 21st Century for our fortieth anniversary annual meeting.

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Making America White Again: Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio

by on January 9, 2018

Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio, former Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, was a major set-back for immigrant and human rights activists who fought to remove him from office in 2016. The pardon gives a pass for elected officials and police to violate the civil rights of Latinos, primarily low-wage working-class Mexicans.

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