Reconsidering the US Labor Movement

Reconsidering the U.S. Labor Movement

A series of colloquia and roundtable discussions on contemporary unionism and labor activism:

Dorothy Sue Cobble, “Making the Next Labor Movement Possible”

Dorothy Sue Cobble is professor of labor studies, history, and women’s and gender studies at Rutgers University. Her books include the award-winning Dishing It Out: Waitresses and Their Unions in the Twentieth Century (Illinois, 1991); Women and Unions: Forging a Partnership (Cornell, 1993); The Other Women’s Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America (Princeton, 2004), which won the Philip Taft Book Prize for the best book in American labor history in 2004; and The Sex of Class: Women Transforming American Labor (Cornell, 2007). Her current research focuses on the rise and fall of working-class liberalism in the twentieth century U.S.; global initiatives to revalue service work; and the intellectual legacy of pre-New Deal forms of unionism for labor and human rights movements today.

Monday, January 26, 2009, 7PM, HGS 211

Breakfast and roundtable discussion, Tuesday, January 27, 10:30AM, HGS 105.

A Conversation with Anna Burger, of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), on the Future of the Labor Movement

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

co-sponsored with Ezra Stiles College

Roundtable Discussion with John Borsos and Martha Vazquez of United Healthcare Workers West

Thursday, February 26, 2009

co-sponsored with Ezra Stiles College

“Made in L.A.”
A screening of the new labor documentary, Made in L.A., followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Jennifer Klein, with the filmmakers, Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, as well Fátima Rojas and Juan Granados of Unidad Latina en Acción, and Elizabeth Breton from the UNITE-HERE Joint Laundry Board. Co-sponsored with the Program in Ethnicity, Race and Migration.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 7 PM

Linsley-Chittenden Hall, Room 317