Labor's Next Generation:
Our 2012-2013 award winners!
Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to University of Washington students, the next generation of the labor movement.
This year we received an incredibly strong pool of applicants. In all, we are awarding eight awards to undergraduates and graduates. Together, they are a remarkable group of activists and scholars, passionate about the study and practice of labor. Read on below for a full list of names. | Read more
Deadline today for WA State Labor Research Grants
Deadline: August 13, 2012
Today is the deadline to apply for the WA State Labor Research Grant, which provides $7,500 in funding for projects related to labor and policy in our state to UW faculty members. | Read more
BRIDGES CENTER EVENTS
Save the date!
Saturday, November 17
20th Anniversary of the Bridges Chair:
Conference & Banquet
Husky Union Building (HUB), UW Seattle.
2012 marks the 20th year since the establishment of the Harry Bridges Chair in Labor Studies. To honor the occasion, on Saturday, November 17 the Bridges Center will host a conference titled "Labor, Labor Studies and the Future." The conference will be followed by a special anniversary banquet bash!
We're working hard to put together fun, dynamic events that give us a chance to look back on our achievements while looking forward to the challenges of the future. More information will be made available soon.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Bridges Center at email@example.com or call 206-543-7946.
EVENTS OF INTEREST
Friday, September 21
to Saturday, September 22
Class: Labor History with a Global Focus
Washington State Labor Education and Research Center
6737 Corson Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108. Cost: $125 per person.
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2012
The class will focus on the following questions:
The instructors for this class will be Charles Bergquist, Professor Emeritus in Modern Latin America from the Dept. of History at the UW and Will Brucher, the Labor Center's new labor educator. We will benefit from Professor Bergquist's expertise on the evolution of labor policy throughout the Americas, about which he has written, published and taught for many years. Will Brucher has just finished his PhD in U.S. History at Brown University; his dissertation is titled "On the Edge of the Pacific Rim: Capitalism, Work, and Community on the Los Angeles Waterfront." Will will contribute his own expertise on the nature of global labor from his research. We will use one or two films in the class to help us explore globalism and the development of labor politics.
- How did the U.S. become the richest nation in the world and, at the same time, how did some of the Latin American nations become the poorest?
- When and how did the U.S. get involved in the global economy and how did that shape (or was shaped by) labor policy?
- How and why has worker control and participation in the workplace in the U.S. been limited by the evolution of U.S. globalism?
- What are some of the recent efforts within the global labor movement to address problems resulting from colonial legacies and imperialism?
For more information, contact the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at (206) 934-5382 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, August 22
Labor Book Group
MLK CLC Education Committee
5:30-7:00 pm. Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121. Room 208.
Join the MLK CLC Education Committee Book Group in reading reading and discussing chapters 4-10 of Don't Think of an Elephant by George Lakoff. Come on down, bring a snack, as well as any suggestions for a new book!
For more information, contact Cheryl Coney at the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at (206) 934-5350 or email@example.com
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
BRIDGES CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS
2012-2013 Bridges Center Award Winners
Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to University of Washington students.
This year we received an incredibly strong pool of applicants. In all, we are awarding eight awards to undergraduates and graduates. Together, they are a remarkable group of activists and scholars, passionate about the study and practice of labor. This year's winners are:
- Martin & Ann Jugum Scholarship
- Gundlach Scholarship in Labor Studies
- Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship
- Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Caring Labor
- Samuel Bassett/LERA Scholarship
- Graduate Research Grant
Shuxuan Zhou, "Enterprise Restructuring and Working Class Resistance in China"
Congratulations to this year's award winners. Full profiles of each student will appear in our upcoming Building Bridges newsletter, due in Fall 2012.
Labor Studies alum Trevor Griffey wins dissertation award
Trevor Griffey, who received a PhD in History from the University of Washington in 2011, has won the 2012 W. Turrentine Jackson Award.
The award is given by the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, to the author of the most outstanding dissertation on any aspect of the history of the American West in the twentieth century. His 2011 dissertation is entitled Black Power's Labor Politics: The United Construction Workers Association and Title VII Law in the 1970s.
Griffey was awarded a Graduate Student Labor Research Grant for related research from the Bridges Center in 2007-2008.
IN THE COMMUNITY
PLNHA Announces 34th Annual Labor History Calendar
The Pacific NW Labor History Association is now taking orders for its popular annual labor history calendar, now in its 34th year.
The calendar features full color photographs of labor history from throughout the Pacific Northwest, and lists important labor history events and dates. It is available at the following prices:
To order or for more information, call 206-406-2604, email PNLHA1@aol.com.
- (1) @ $15.00
- (2 - 49) @ $11.00 each
- (50 - 149) @ $6.95 each
- (150 - 299) @ $5.90 each
- (300 - 449) @ $5.50 each
- (450 - 699) @ $5.20 each
- (700+) @ $5.00 each
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Call for Papers:
"Rights, Solidarity and Justice: Working People Organizing, Past and
LAWCHA National Conference, June 6-8, 2013. New York City, NY.
Meeting in a year in which surging corporate power has threatened both
unions and democracy as we know it, the 2013 Labor and Working-Class History Association conference in New
York City will focus on how varied groups of working people have built
the solidarity needed to challenge their employers, each other, their
communities, and the state to seek justice and improve their lives.
LAWCHA seeks panels,
roundtables, and workshop proposals that put today's challenges and
successes in deeper perspective, including comparisons across time,
space, and national borders, and that explore the rich range of working
peoples' lives and movements, from Early American history to the
Wisconsin upheaval and Occupy Wall Street. Meeting a few blocks from
the site of OWS at Brooklyn College's Graduate Center for Worker
Education, located in Manhattan in a city that has long been a
laboratory of innovative working-class self-organization, we welcome
panel proposals of all kinds, including those that are historical,
contemporary, transnational, or comparative, and those that combine
activists and academics.
LAWCHA is also interested in proposals for workshops and roundtables
that examine past experience and current strategies for work in areas of
LAWCHA's on-going activity-historical memory and commemoration; teaching
labor history in the schools; building global networks of labor
historians; and labor activism and solidarity, as well as skills
workshops on the art of organizing, op-ed writing and other media work,
building labor centers and more. We envision the possibility of threads
of linked sessions in each of these areas of interest forming a
significant part of the program. We also encourage more conversational
sessions than the conventional 3-paper/commentator format. While we
welcome individual paper proposals, we are especially keen to receive
proposals for complete sessions.
Send proposals for panels (or individual papers), roundtables, and
workshops to LAWCHA conference program committee:
Proposals should include brief abstracts for sessions and individual
papers and short biographies/c.v.s for participants.
DEADLINE for submissions is: September 15, 2012; notification by
December 15, 2012.