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Building Worker Power in an Era of Anti-Union Assaults: Looking Back, Looking Forward

by on April 7, 2015

April 11, Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., Madison. The 34th Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Labor History Society looks to finding clues in worker history to discover strategies to strengthen unions. Much of the conference will be focused on recent efforts to weaken unions, such as Wisconsin’s Act 10 that took away most collective bargaining rights of public employees and current efforts to pass open shop laws in the state (often erroneously referred to as “right-to-work” legislation).

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Women and Social Movements at the OAH

by on March 19, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 12:20pm-1:50pm in Landmark 6 room at the Renaissance Grand. The Women and Social Movements websites and Alexander Street Press will once again sponsor a luncheon and slide talk at the upcoming annual meeting of the OAH in St.

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The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies

by on January 6, 2015

January 15, 2015. Washington, DC. After three decades of declining union density in the private sector and years of all-out political assaults on public sector unions, America’s unions now face what can only be described as existential threats. The purpose of this conference is to examine new thinking and new initiatives, viewing them critically in the light of ongoing union imperatives of cultivating member activism and involvement, fostering democratic self-governance and building the collective power of working people.

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Justice in the Home: Domestic Work Past, Present, and Future

by on August 12, 2014

October 16, 2014, Barnard Center for Research on Women, New York, NY. This research conference on domestic workers and domestic worker organizing will provide the setting for a more intensive and comprehensive look at key issues related to domestic work by bringing together scholars from diverse areas of interest and expertise.

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