Welcome to H-Labor, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-labor is particularly interested in fostering international discussion and colaboration on labor history topics. It also recognizes that teaching the history of workers entails maintaining some knowledge of working people and their unions today.

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The Albert Shanker Fellowship for Research In Education at the Reuther Library

The American Federation of Teachers in conjunction with the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University seek applicants for The Albert Shanker Fellowship for Research In Education.  This research grant provides assistance for advanced graduate students and junior/senior faculty utilizing the American Federation of Teachers archives as well as collections related to educational history housed at the Walter P. Reuther Library in Detroit.  Two grants in the amount of $550 will be awarded in support of research.

Union charters

Can anyone recommend literature about the significance of union charters--what they mean, their origins, etc?  I am assisting in building a labor history museum and have numerous charters from AFL and CIO unions but have no background information to provide interpretation. 

Thank you

John Lepley