At least five years before Mexican labor activist Caritina Piña arrived in the working-class barrio of Villa Cecilia in the outskirts of Tampico, Reynalda González Parra had co-founded one of the most radical labor collectives in the entire world. It was 1915 and amid one of the bloodiest revolutions of the twentieth century González Parra, alongside Mexican, Spanish, and other activists, founded the Tampico local of the Casa del Obrero Mundial (COM)—the House of the Global Worker. Read more →
The 2023 LAWCHA conference calls attention to spaces of class consciousness and organization in and beyond the workplace. CFP deadline is October 15, 2022. Read more →
Bruce Nelson was a great friend. I’ll never forget the first time I met him, in the Buttercup Read more →
Bakery on College Avenue in Berkeley, sometime in the late 1970s. Bruce came out of a
different ethno-class background than me, he had been in a different political sect, and he had
actually “industrialized,” which gave him enormous street cred in both of our circles.
Kathryn J. Oberdeck (January 18, 1958 – June 8, 2022) was a passionate fighter against all Read more →
forms of inequality. She combined an unwavering commitment to the highest intellectual standards with a self-less dedication to community and family. In every aspect of her life Kathy “gave it her all.”