The Rightward Shift in Brazil, and Prospects for the Left: An Interview With Labor Historian Sean Purdy

by Sean Purdy  and Brian Kelly  on October 28th, 2018
Elections in Brazil are underway. Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro faces leftist Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party in the final round of the presidential election… Read more →

NAFTA’s Long Shadow: Where immigration and economic policy meet

by Sarah McNamara  on February 12th, 2018
Congressional Democrats and Republicans regularly play the blame game about why there’s no immigration reform. But each party fails to point the finger at one… Read more →

Thai Unions Coordinate, Collaborate for Success

by Tula Connell  on January 26th, 2018
After working several years at an auto parts factory outside Bangkok, Prasit Prasopsuk compared conditions at his workplace with those of a friend employed at… Read more →

Speech by Dilma Rousseff, Upon Her Removal as President of Brazil, 31 August 2016

by Bryan Pitts  on September 2nd, 2016
Dilma Roussef, the first woman to head Brazil, was removed from office on August 31, 2016, after months of impeachment hearings led the country’s corruption-tainted senate. Her trial symbolized the end of 13 years of Workers’ party rule. Read more →

Some Silver Linings for the Working Class in British Politics?

by Tim Strangleman  on August 28th, 2016
On the face of it, there is little to make progressives cheerful about in British politics at the moment. In the wake of June’s Brexit… Read more →

Life after the Massacre: A View from Oaxaca

by Eric Larson  on July 7th, 2016
“I thought that it was raining,” education students wrote the day after police killed as many as 12 and injured dozens at protests in the… Read more →

French Workers Fight to Maintain 35-Hour Work Week

by David Obringer  on March 23rd, 2016
French workers are fighting to maintain their 35 hour work week. Adopted in February of 2000, as part of the platform of France’s Socialist Party… Read more →

Garment Workers are Speaking Out – Will Nike Listen?

by Shelton Stromquist  on March 17th, 2016
Today marks the first day of our countrywide worker speak-out featuring Noi Supalai, a former union President and Nike worker from Thailand. While manufacturing apparel… Read more →

LAWCHA Joins the Global Labour History Network

by Ryan Poe  on March 2nd, 2016
The Global Labour History Network (GLHN) is an interdisciplinary network of historians and other social scientists, founded in Barcelona on June 16, 2015. It unites… Read more →

Oaxaca Teachers Still Fighting Corporate Education Reforms

by Eric Larson  on February 26th, 2016
Ten years ago, one of the most radical unions in the hemisphere, the Sección XXII of Mexico’s National Education Workers’ Union (SNTE), led a vibrant… Read more →

The Labour Movement, Mutuals and Co-operatives: CFP for Special Issue of Labour History

by Ryan Poe  on January 8th, 2016
Greg Patmore and Mark Westcott have issued a call for proposals for a special issue of the May, 2017 issue of Labour History. The focus is on the relationship between unions, mutuals, and cooperatives. The CFP deadline is February 29. Read more →

European Labour History Network: First Conference

by Ryan Poe  on November 30th, 2015
The ELHN was founded in October 2013 in Amsterdam as a network of labour historians in order to bring together scholars with different institutional backgrounds (institutes, associations, archives, journals, study groups, individual researchers, etc.) and serve as an umbrella organization for smaller working groups with specific topics and tasks. The first Conference of the European Labour History Network (ELHN) will take place in Turin from 14-16 December 2015 at the University of Turin. Read more →

Global Labour University Conference: Sharing the Gains – Containing Corporate Power

by Ryan Poe  on September 4th, 2015
We would like to invite you to the 10th Annual Global Labour University (GLU) Conference, “Sharing the Gains – Containing Corporate Power.” The conference will take place at the AFL‐CIO Washington, D.C. headquarters (815 16th Street NW, Washington, DC) starting at 4:30pm on Wednesday, September 30 and concluding at 5:30pm on Friday, October 2, 2015. Read more →

First Conference of the European Labour History Network (ELHN): CFP

by Ryan Poe  on September 4th, 2015
The European Labour History Network (ELHN) is pleased to announce its first conference from 14-16 December 2015 at the University of Turin facilitated and hosted by Stefano Musso (President of the Società Italiana di Storia del lavoro/SISLav – Italian Society of Labour History) in collaboration with ISMEL-Torino. Read more →

Australia and U.S. Labor: Transnational Influences and Historical Comparisons

by Peter Cole  and Shelton Stromquist  on January 30th, 2015
For three days in early January—summertime in the land “down under”—historians and other scholars interested in labor gathered on the campus of Australia’s oldest school… Read more →