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.
If you are a woman (or non-binary) scholar interested in being a discussant for a panel at LAWCHA 2021, please let me know. The panel will be on public sector unions in the 60s/70s, with a theme on participatory democracy.
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Jeff Stilley firstname.lastname@example.org
If you already have a panel for LAWCHA 2021, but could use another paper, here are some things I could contribute. I am organizing another panel, so I will be there either way.
I study the Kansas City labor movement of the 1910s, which included a wartime general strike. Some themes are solidarity across gender/race, organizational networks, political cultures, cross-class collaborations, etc. Some key sectors were meatpacking, transit, and commercial laundries. I could also talk about teachers, or a prison reform movement.
Have a look at Charles A. Jeszeck, Plant Dispersion and Collective Bargaining in the Rubber Tire Industry, 242-252, and John L.
I hope everyone is as safe as can be and prepared for what will likely be a challenging upcoming academic year for so many reasons.