Lisa Philips

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Lisa Philips is the author of A Renegade Union: Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism. She is working on history of labor relations at Disney and teaches at Indiana State University.

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Lisa Philips is the author of A Renegade Union: Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism. She is working on history of labor relations at Disney and teaches at Indiana State University.


Representations of Workers , Unions, and Labor Conflict in 1950s America: #LAWCHA19

by on July 12, 2019

Ed: This is one of a series of conference notes from the recent LAWCHA conference. If you have reflections from one of the panels or plenaries, please send them along. 

Recap of #LAWCHA19 session:  “The Dramatic Media’s Representations of Workers , Unions, and Labor Conflict in 1950s America”

We were treated to a fascinating panel on historical representations of labor in the media “past and present” in a panel organized by David Witwer. 

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The $15 Disney Minimum Wage, Historic?

by on September 24, 2018

Over the better part of the last year (July 2017-August 2018), Disney cast members in both Anaheim and Orlando have been negotiating with Disney and have signed what has been called a historic contract.  A true David and Goliath story, they and their unions have been going toe to toe with one of the most sophisticated, cut-throat, and best funded legal teams in the world, and they seem to have won at least a partial victory. 

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