LAWCHA 2017 Conference
President’s Report

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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.

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  • Disorganized/De-organized/Reorganized :Midwest Labor and Working Class History Colloquium 2018

    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.

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  • LRAN :Labor Research and Action Network Annual Conference

    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.

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  • 40th Annual North American Labor History Conference

    October 18-20, 2018
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    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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Pierre Trudeau speaks in Montreal in 1980.

Christo Aivalis on His New Book, The Constant Liberal

LaborOnline’s no-longer-quite-monthly series on new books in labor and working-class history continues. Christo Aivalis’s The Constant Liberal: Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left was published on May Day by UBC Press. Aivalis is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto in the history department. He answered questions from Jacob Remes. Read more →

May 3rd, 2018