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President Trump’s recent visit to Southern California to view prototypes for his much-touted border wall drew protests and new pledges by immigrants and their supporters to fight his anti-immigrant policies. But in February, the Supreme Court handed immigration rights advocates a legal setback in Jennings v. Rodriguez — one that is even more daunting than the concrete wall Trump wants to build. Read more →

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Call for Papers: LAWCHA’s 2019 Conference

by Jacob Remes  on May 30th, 2018
The Labor and Working-Class History Association’s 2019 Call for Papers Workers on the Move, Workers’ Movements Duke University, May 30-June 1, 2019… Read more →

Margo Price, “Pay Gap”: Labor Song of the Month

by Daniel Graff  on April 16th, 2018
While Margo Price’s concerns are political through and through, she isn’t hosting any pity parties. Many of her songs rock, countering the sobering lyrics. Read more →

MLK: To the Promised Land

by Michael Honey  on March 20th, 2018
Michael K. Honey is the author of the new study, To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice, to be… Read more →

MLK’s ’68 struggle for economic justice still marching on

by Michael Honey  on March 20th, 2018
On Feb. 1, 1968, Echol Cole and Robert Walker were crushed to death while riding out a cold, driving rainstorm in the back of an… Read more →

Supporting UK University Lecturers on Strike

by Eric Fure-Slocum  on March 12th, 2018
Steven Parfitt, who spoke at LAWCHA’s Seattle conference, asks LAWCHA members to support the ongoing lecturers’ strike in the UK by contributing to the University and College Union’s “fighting fund.” As Steven notes, “I know that at my branch, and many other branches, this fund is being used particularly to help contingent faculty who want to strike but can’t afford to do so otherwise.” Read more →


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The GOP Tax Bill Could Kill Two Birds with One Stone

Nancy MacLean, January 8th, 2018

Why doesn’t the GOP seem to care that its tax bill will drive up the deficit by $1.5 trillion? After all, for most of its modern history, the Republican party has campaigned on controlling the debt… Read more →

#MeToo Solidarity

Lane Windham, December 6th, 2017