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.
This week marks the 80th anniversary of FDR's signing of the Wagner Act on July 5, 1935. Here's my article in the American Prospect about how our employer-based social safety net has put an undue burden on the Wagner Act, and contributed to its weakening. "It's high time to get citizens' health care, pensions, and even guaranteed basic wages off its back, and to allow the Wagner Act to do its job: giving workers in the U.S. a real voice on the job."
Happy Birthday, Wagner! You deserve a break.
The DC Working Class History Seminar, which meets in Washington, DC, four times a year, has slots for three papers in 2015-2016. Papers must be (nearly complete) works in progress and are pre-circulated. For more information on the seminar, please see http://southernlaborstudies.org/events/dc-working-class-history-seminar/.
I wanted to repost this message from H-Oral Hist regarding the new exciting project underway related to labor history. This documentary is such a useful one and the interviews will be available in the future.
Call for Papers: “Rights and Wrongs: A Constitution Day Conference at SF State” – 17-18 September 2015