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.
- December 1-2, 2017•California State University, Long Beach The Pointe Conference Center
The National Center is pleased to announce that online registration has begun for a higher education labor-management conference on December 1-2, 2017 at California State University, Long Beach. The conference will include labor-management panels on timely subjects relating to universities, colleges, and community colleges. The conference is being co-sponsored by California State University, the California Faculty Association, the Community College League of California, and the University of Oregon with additional support from other organizations and institutions.Read More
- 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
In November 2016, Iowa Republicans erased a slim Democratic majority in that state’s Senate, giving the party “trifecta” control of both houses of the legislature and the governor’s office. The moment the gavel struck to start the new legislative session in January 2017, they were ready with a raft of anti-worker bills, the centerpiece of which was House File 291, signed by Iowa’s then Republican governor (now Trump’s ambassador to China) Terry Branstad. Read more →