posts from the year2020

Herbert G. Gutman Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation: Deadline December 2

by on October 16, 2020

The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) is pleased to announce its annual Herbert G. Gutman Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in U.S. Labor and Working-Class History, established in cooperation with the University of Illinois Press. LAWCHA encourages the study of working people, their lives, workplaces, communities, organizations, cultures, activism, and societal contexts.

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United Campus Workers of South Carolina

by on October 9, 2020

In the spring of 2019, workers at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) organized after a controversial university Presidential search highlighted campus-wide dissatisfaction with the Board of Trustees (BoT). This cultivated a feeling among workers that we lacked a voice in campus affairs.

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Who should “rule at home”?

by on September 24, 2020

Early in September, Polk County Iowa District Judge Jeffrey Farrell ruled that state officials had the right to overrule local school boards in decisions about when and how they might open for instruction during the current pandemic.  He asserted, “Whether right or wrong, that is their decision to make.”

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