Teaching Labor’s Story: Writing Workshop
Saturday, May 22
Session B: 10:45 – 12 PST/12:45-2 CST/1:45-3 EST
Are you committed to bringing labor and working class history into the mainstream ?
Are you looking for a worthwhile peer-reviewed publication opportunity?
Are you interested in building connections with labor scholars? Read more →
After a long period of downtime for the membership list, we have finally fixed it! Read more →
We are glad to take this article from behind a paywall link at the Labor: Studies in Working Class History, and are grateful that Duke University Press will make it free for the next two months. And we are grateful that the authors, Gordon Mantler and Rachel Riedner, have provided an update for us. Read more →
ILWCH is soliciting articles for a special issue that will examine the history of unfree labor in carceral spaces within a global context. We are seeking essays that explore invisible labor in settings where people have been historically confined and forced or coerced to work. Read more →
Remembering Our Friend and Colleague, Professor David H. Bensman
A champion for workers, Bensman mentored two generations of future labor activists, organizers, and scholars during a 42-year career at Rutgers.
By Steve Flamisch originally published at Rutgers site
David H. Bensman, a respected professor and labor historian who retired last month as the longest-serving active faculty member in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, died on July 25. Read more →
The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA), an organization of scholars, teachers, students, labor educators, and activists, welcomes proposals for its 2021 conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago, May 26 to May 28. The conference theme will be Workers on the Front Lines. Read more →
An election looms. An unpopular president wrestles with historic unemployment rates. Demonstrations erupt in hundreds of locations. The president deploys Army units to suppress peaceful protests in the nation’s capital. And most of all he worries about an affable Democratic candidate who is running against him without saying much about a platform or plans. Read more →
The Labor and Working-Class History Association condemns the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all victims of racist police brutality, and we demand justice. We stand in solidarity with all who are in the streets to protest racist policing and with the thousands who have been attacked by police in the past week. Read more →
Margaret Chanler Aldrich and the Teaching Committee have completed another section of Teaching Labor’s Story, featuring a poem first published in the New York Times. The poem was then used by the National Consumers’ League for its campaign to improve conditions for retail workers around Christmas. Read more →