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Strike!

Strike!

REVOLUTIONARY TEAMSTERS: THE MINNEAPOLIS TEAMSTERS STRIKE OF 1934

BRYAN PALMER

NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK FROM HAYMARKET BOOKS

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“Palmer’s superb micro-history of the Minneapolis General Strike provides readers with an unprecedented view of a Depression-era class struggle from the inside out. Revolutionary Teamsters offers invaluable ‘dancing lessons’ — still relevant today — for labor radicals and protest organizers.” — MIKE DAVIS, author of Ecology of Fear, Planet of Slums, and Buda’s Wagon

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Minneapolis in the early 1930s was anything but a union stronghold. An employers’ association known as the Citizens’ Alliance kept labor organizations in check, at the same time as it cultivated opposition to radicalism in all forms. This all changed in 1934. The year saw three strikes, violent picket-line confrontations, and tens of thousands of workers protesting in the streets.

Bryan D. Palmer tells the compelling story of how a handful of revolutionary Trotskyists, working in the largely non-union trucking sector, led the drive to organize the unorganized, to build one large industrial union. What emerges is a compelling narrative of class struggle, a reminder of what can indeed be accomplished, even in the worst of circumstances, with a principled and far-seeing leadership.

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PRAISE FOR REVOLUTIONARY TEAMSTERS

“A stirring study worthy of the epic struggles it describes. Palmer’s account situates the creativity, seriousness, and heroism of revolutionaries and rank-and-filers in an historical moment while trusting that they speak to our moment as well.”

—David R. Roediger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and co-author of The Production of Difference

“Revolutionary Teamsters … is not only a fresh look at a critical set of historical events in the history of both the left and the labor movement, but also an invitation to engage in a creative reconsideration of the relationship between the past and the present. Like any really good historian, Palmer reveals himself to be more interested in the future than in the past.”

—Peter Rachleff, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota

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BRYAN D. PALMER, Ph.D. (1977), SUNY-Binghamton, is Canada Research Chair in the Department of Canadian Studies, Trent University. His prize-winning monographs, edited collections, and articles on the history of labour and the Left, historiography and theory, have been translated and published in Greek, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and other languages.

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ISBN: 9781608463794 / $28 / Paperback / 352 pages

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For more information or to buy the book visit: www.haymarketbooks.org

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/paperback-from-haymarket-books-revolutionary-teamsters-the-minneapolis-teamsters-strike-of-1934-by-bryan-palmer

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‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski @ Academia: http://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski

Glenn Rikowski @ ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Glenn_Rikowski?ev=hdr_xprf

Online Publications at The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

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Education Crisis

Education Crisis

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK: UPDATE 23rd SEPTEMBER 2013

EVENTS

THE NORTH AMERICAN LABOR HISTORY CONFERENCE 2013
2013 Theme: Geographies of Labor
Oct. 24-26
Detroit, Michigan

Over the last several centuries, transformations in technology and in economic, social, political, and cultural practices have created new spatial regimes within and across geographic boundaries. Whether negotiating the changes around them or taking advantage of new possibilities to shape alternatives, workers have been central to remapping this emergent environment. Inspired by the “spatial turn” in the social sciences, this conference will explore the myriad ways in which workers have interacted with a variety of geographic categories.

More info: http://nalhc.wayne.edu/

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DAVID ROVICS IN CONCERT

Back by popular demand!

Friday October 11, 2013
8 pm
Winchevsky Centre
585 Cranbrooke Ave., Toronto

Tickets: $20.00 at the door
$15.00 in advance (by Oct 10)
Reserve today!

For more info: (416) 789-5502 or info@winchevskycentre.org

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THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF WORKPLACE RESISTANCE:  U.S. AUTOWORKERS SPEAK OUT

Saturday October 26
1:00 pm
USW Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto

Three prominent UAW shop floor activists describe current life on American assembly lines and keeping resistance alive.

– At the height of the recent economic crisis auto companies were bailed out while workers’ concessions were accelerated and working conditions made even more brutal.
– Profits are now at record levels again but pressures on workers continue. What are the barriers to fighting back?

Intro: Sam Gindin, former Research Director of the (former) CAW

Speakers:
– Gregg Shotwell: 30 years at General Motors. Machine operator turned rebel. Generally recognized as one of the most articulate voices of the U.S. working class. Author of Autoworkers Under the Gun.
– Scott Holdieson: Electrician at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant, writer and editor of the local union paper, long-time activist for union democracy and equality among workers.
– Sean Crawford: Great grandfather was Vice Chair of the Flint sit-down strike and great grandmother and great aunt were part of the Women’s Emergency Brigade. Hired on as lower-waged (‘second-tier’) worker at GM.

Sponsors: Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly at http://www.workersassembly.ca, Centre for Social Justice

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SEPTEMBER SALES AND EVENTS GALORE FOR GREAT TITLES!

Book lovers know that the fall is a time of new books, book events, and great deals. Our September book sale goes until the end of the month and you can get 50% off all of our labour/union titles and free shipping on ALL Between the Lines books. Click on our “labour and unions” category tab on our website to order your copies. We’ll have new books on sale and older books on deep sale.

Order here: http://btlbooks.com/categoryinfo.php?index=10

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GLOBAL LABOUR SPEAKER SERIES, FALL 2013: YOUNG WORKERS, UNPAID LABOUR AND THE INTERN ECONOMY

Thursday, October 3rd
12:00-2:00pm
Sociology Common Room / Vari Hall 2101
York University, Toronto

Speakers:
– Dr. Nicole Cohen: Assistant Professor, Institute of Communication Culture and Information Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga
– Andrew Langille: Lawyer, Andrew Langille Law Firm; founder, Youth and Work blog
– Katherine Lapointe: Canadian University Press Associate Member Program; Coordinator, Communication Workers of America Canada
– Sean Smith: Mobilizing Coordinator, Unifor Local 2002 (Airlines)

A collaboration of York University’s Global Labour Research Centre, Work & Labour Studies Program, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy, Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work.

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NEWS & VIEWS

VIDEO – PRIME YOUR MIND FOR RESISTANCE TO THE “RIGHT TO WORK” LIE

Bankers get bailed out, corporations get incentives, workers get attacked… and ‘right to work’ laws threaten to take this much further.

Moderated by Tracy Macmaster, President of the OPSEU Greater Toronto Area Council.

Presentations by:
– John Cartwright, President of Toronto and York Region Labour Council
– Sonia Singh, Workers’ Action Centre
– Sam Gindin, Retired research director, CAW

Organized by the Labour Committee of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly.

Watch the video: http://www.socialistproject.ca/leftstreamed/ls186.php

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VIDEO – UNIFOR INTERVIEW SERIES: BRUCE ALLEN, LOCAL 199

Over the next week, Rankandfile.ca will be publishing a series of interviews with Unifor union leaders, staff, and rank-and-file members.

We kick off our series with Bruce Allen, an outspoken member of the CAW/Unifor.

Bruce is Vice-President of the former CAW Local 199 (now Unifor) representing St. Catharines General Motors workers. He is also a Vice-President of the Niagara Regional Labour Council. On August 31, he nominated Lindsay Hinshelwood for Unifor president from the floor of the founding Unifor convention.

Watch the video: http://rankandfile.ca/2013/09/12/unifor-interview-series-bruce-allen-local-199/

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NEW BOOK – FROM DEMONIZED TO ORGANIZED: BUILDING THE NEW UNION MOVEMENT

Author(s): Nora Loreto

From the Introduction:

“This book seeks to explain unionization to my generation; to my friends who distrust civil society organizations as much as they distrust government; to my unemployed friends who are living from contract to contract and who would kill for a stable, unionized job; for the workers who have never had the benefit of being represented when facing injustice at work; for the workers who would rather not think of what would happen if they were injured on the job.

“It’s a reminder to unionized folks that many of the truths that they take for granted are not obvious to others and that the labour movement must change how it reaches out to its members, its communities and to non-unionized workers if it hopes to grow. It’s a call to action for activists to share their stories, debunk the existing right-wing, anti-union rhetoric, re-engage in their communities, and build a movement that can defeat neoliberal policies and their political proponents.”

See more at: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/demonized-organized#sthash.qP9m71YL.dpuf

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BEYOND THE ECONOMIC CRISIS: THE CRISIS IN TRADE UNIONISM

By Sam Gindin, The Bullet

Discussions on the left about the economy might be summarized as warning that things are going to get a lot worse before they get…worse. This is not just a matter of the sustained attacks on the labour movement but as much a reflection of the crisis within labour. For some three decades now, labour has been stumbling on, unable to organizationally or ideologically rebut the attacks summarized as ‘neoliberalism.’ Though the Great Financial Crisis held out the promise of finally exposing the right and its supporters and potentially opening the door to a union offensive and possible revival, the attacks on labour actually intensified and labour continues to have no coherent counter-response. As a prelude to directly addressing that impasse in labour, it is useful to begin with something that Greg Albo recently posed: What is the larger historical significance of this particular crisis?

Read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/878.php

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SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS – CANADIAN LABOUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Are you passionate about film, workers’ struggles, activism or all three?

If you said yes please join us, the CLiFF Board of Directors. The Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF) is a publicly attended free film festival, which is national in scope. The first iteration of CLiFF was held in 2009 across Canada in nine provinces and all three territories. The Board of Directors is made up of volunteers from across Canada.

We are currently recruiting for people with any of the following experience:
– individuals from Atlantic Canada, Northern Canada, Quebec, Western provinces
– individuals with event planning experience
– individuals with fundraising experience.

Directors commit 3-5 hours per week and get to work with like-minded individuals who are passionate and committed to the success of CLiFF. Volunteers are also needed to promote and run the Toronto location of the film festival November 22 – November 24, 2014. Please forward all inquiries to: info@labourfilms.ca, 416-550-8694, or http://www.labourfilms.ca

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ADULT LEARNING JOURNAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Adult Learning is interested in publishing empirical research and conceptual papers and is actively soliciting manuscripts of 4,000-4,500 words.

Adult Learning is a practitioner-oriented journal sponsored by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) and published by SAGE. The journal publishes empirical research and conceptual papers for researchers and practitioners that approach practice issues with a problem-solving emphasis.  The audience includes those who design, manage, teach, and evaluate programs of adult and continuing education.

To learn more about the journal, go to http://alx.sagepub.com/

For information about submitting a manuscript, go to http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202126/manuscriptSubmission

To submit a manuscript, go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/al

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Cherrstrom, managing editor, at adultlearning@tamu.edu

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JOB POSTINGS

TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY) MURPHY INSTITUTE

1) Academic Program Manager for Labor Studies. The person in this position will oversee all labor programs at the Murphy Institute. These include a) graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Labor Studies, b) undergraduate and graduate certificates in Labor Relations (including the Institute’s joint Cornell/CUNY certificate), and c) New York Union Semester – a paid internship program for college credit. The Program Manager will supervise a Labor Studies team and will work closely with faculty, unionists, and university staff to the build labor programs. S/he will also be involved in other aspects of the Institute’s work, i.e., public programming, our journal (New Labor Forum), and non-credit training. The ideal candidate should have considerable experience in the labor movement and higher education administration. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/1b6paUW

2) Coordinator, Union Semester Program. The individual in this position will supervise all aspects of Union Semester – the Murphy Institute’s internship program for visiting college students. S/he will work closely with faculty, union mentors, and Institute staff in such areas as admissions and registration, internship placement and mentor selection, student orientation, and academic progress. S/he will also be responsible for developing and implementing a recruitment plan to expand the program nationally and internationally. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/19Ipky9

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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING, DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP, HIGHER AND ADULT EDUCATION, OISE/UT

Closing Date: October 15, 2013

The Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto invites applications from outstanding scholars for a tenure-stream appointment in Organizational Learning in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and commence on July 1, 2014. The position resides in the Adult Education and Community Development program which is internationally recognized. We seek applicants with a doctorate in adult education or a related field, a distinguished record of research and teaching excellence in the area of organizational learning that fosters sustainable social change, both locally and globally.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in the growing range of theories, policies, and practices which promote, define and regulate learning opportunities for adults through organizations in Canada and internationally. In particular, we seek a dynamic educator with critical research and practice in some or all of the following areas: organizational learning, workplace leadership, team-based and professional learning, organizational development and change, and sustainable, collaborative and equitable practices in organizational settings.

For more info: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1300977

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JOB DEVELOPER, LABOUR EDUCATION CENTRE (LEC), TORONTO

LEC’s Employment Service Program is part of the Employment Ontario (EO) network and plays a vital role in assisting workers and employers to meet the needs of the labour market.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced job developer to work with the Employment Service team to ensure the Youth Employment Fund (YEF) and Job Matching Placements and Incentives services (JMPI) are provided to employers and job seekers in the GTA.

The position is for 14 hours per week (or 2 days) and will run from October, 2013 to March 31, 2014 with the possibility of extension. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 4, 2013. Please send your resume and covering letter to wtanner@laboureducation.org in a single file with the filename in this format: (YOUR NAME) JD POSTING

More info: http://www.laboureducation.org

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):

Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education. For more information about this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Economics

Economics

LABOR AND WORKING-CLASS HISTORY SEMINAR

CALL FOR PAPERS

2013–2014 Academic Year
Call for Papers

The Labor and Working-Class History Seminar at Roosevelt House, Hunter College, City University of New York seeks proposals for seminar papers that explore the rich and diverse spectrum of labor history and working-class life. Essays may focus on workers’ agency, culture, and lived experiences; class dynamics as informed by other social categories and identities; changes in political economy and their effects on workers’ lives; the expansion and reduction of governmental policies promoting economic security and other forms of social welfare; and other related topics.

The Labor and Working-Class History Seminar will be an on-going colloquium for a broad academic audience, including graduate students, faculty members, and independent scholars. We will meet at the historic Roosevelt House twice a semester during the 2013–2014 academic year, on selected Tuesdays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. At each meeting, an invited presenter will offer an overview of a scholarly work, pre-circulated electronically to all participants, and a commentator will provide constructive feedback. The exchange between the presenter and commentator will be followed by a discussion among all seminar attendees.

The Labor and Working-Class History seminar, while focused on history, welcomes scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including human rights studies, public policy studies, sociology, anthropology, literature, law, and environmental studies. We encourage cross-disciplinary discussion, and invite proposals from diverse subject areas and approaches.

Interested scholars who would like to present a portion of their current research on labor and/or class should submit a one page abstract and a brief cv to: Donna Haverty-Stacke and Eduardo Contreras at laborsem@hunter.cuny.edu by August 1, 2013. Decisions will be communicated by September 1, 2013 to all those who have submitted abstracts.

We have a limited fund to support regional travel but are unable to provide funding for long-distance travel or lodging. If you would like to be placed on the email list to receive announcements of upcoming presentations, please write to: laborsem@hunter.cuny.edu.

 

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/cfp-labor-and-working-class-history-seminar-at-roosevelt-house-hunter-college-cuny

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Economics

Economics

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK: UPDATE 9th DECEMBER 2012

EVENTS

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS, AND PAPERS: PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABOR HISTORY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Portland, Oregon
May 3-5, 2013

Labor Under Attack: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future

2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, whose organizing in the Northwest resulted in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia being one of the most strongly unionized regions of the US and Canada by the end of World War II.

How will we preserve the gains of the CIO era, and build a new labor movement? What are the connections between the CIO and progressive political movements, and our own unions and popular movements like Occupy? This year’s 45th PNLHA Conference in Portland gives workers, unionists, scholars and community activists an opportunity to reflect on some of these themes and examine the prospects for a revitalized labor movement in our time.

We invite proposals for presentations, panels, workshops and papers related to this theme. The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association strongly encourages participatory methods for program presentations, including popular education exercises, panel discussions, oral history, and the arts, as well as traditional scholarly presentations. Proposals dealing with Canadian themes are strongly encouraged.

For more information contact:
Laurie Mercier
PNLHA Program Co-Chair
Washington State University Vancouver
lmercier@vancouver.wsu.edu

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LIVE WEBINAR – SUPPORTING ACCESS TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

December 10, 2012
12:00-13:00 EST

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre of the University of Ottawa and Canada Without Poverty invites you to the interactive webinar:

“Making Rights Real: The Implementation of International Human Rights In Canada”

This webinar will address the following questions and more on the implementation of human rights in Canada:

Did you know that Canada has committed itself to ensuring that everyone has a right to an adequate standard of living? How would you go about claiming this right in Canada? What does this right mean in times of fiscal restraint? Does it mean different things for different groups of people?

Join us on Human Rights Day to explore strategies to implement social and economic rights in Canada.

To take part in the webinar, visit: http://www.cdp-hrc.uottawa.ca/?p=6106#main-content and then log on as a guest at http://137.122.181.180/hrrec/

No registration is required; free and open to the public.

Moderator: Leilani Farha, Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty and economic and social rights expert.

Panellists:
Bruce Porter, Social Rights Advocacy Centre (Ontario) Steve Estey, Council of Canadian’s with Disabilities, Chair of the International Committee (Nova Scotia)

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ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM WORKSHOP

Thursday, December 13th
6:30pm
Centre for Social Justice/CSI Annex
Second Floor, Meeting Room #1
720 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Presenters: Manuel Larrabure and Thomas Ponniah

One of the central tasks of remaking socialism for the 21st century is insisting upon and exploring alternatives to capitalism. This has been the importance of the Venezuelan Revolution, and the politics emerging in the Bolivarian bloc of states. The recent re-election of Hugo Chavez has led to further radical proposals for socialization. But these require careful study and debate given the experience of Venezuela and the balance of class forces inside the country and the region. One of the central theorists of the new theory of the transition to socialism has been Michael Lebowitz, who draws extensively on the developments in Venezuela in his thinking on ‘real human development’. This meeting will for discussion of these issues in light of the new Venezuela programme.

Suggested readings:
* Venezuelan Programme for the Transition to Socialism (http://links.org.au/node/3079)
* Michael Lebowitz, The Socialist Alternative: Real Human Development (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2010) or
* Michael Lebowitz, The Path to Human Development: Capitalism or Socialism?, Socialist Project, 2009 (http://www.socialistproject.ca/documents/ThePath_letter.pdf)

Sponsors: York Institute for Political Economy Initiative, Centre for Social Justice, Socialist Project

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NEWS & VIEWS

NEW BOOK – DIGITAL LABOR: THE INTERNET AS PLAYGROUND AND FACTORY

Digital Labor asks whether life on the internet is mostly work, or play. We tweet, we tag photos, we link, we review books, we comment on blogs, we remix media, and we upload video to create much of the content that makes up the web. And large corporations profit on our online activity by tracking our interests, affiliations, and habits, and then collecting and selling the data. What is the nature of this interactive “labor” and the new forms of digital sociality that it brings into being?

The international, interdisciplinary contributors to Digital Labor suggest that there is no longer a clear divide between the personal and work, as every aspect of life drives the digital economy: sexual desire, boredom, friendship and all become fodder for speculative profit. They argue that we are living in a total labor society and the way in which we are commoditized, racialized, and engendered is profoundly and disturbingly normalized by the dominant discourse of digital culture.

More info: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415896955/

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THE BURNING FLAME OF LABOR IS BEING EXTINGUISHED BY PEOPLE WHO DON’T GIVE A DAMN

By Jamie Sanderson, Daily Kos

Twenty three states in the United States of America don’t give a damn about the working people living within them. And Republicans in those states are snuffing out labor with so-called right-to-work laws.

Michigan would make No. 24 in this country, a country built and protected by labor.

Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/07/1168143/-The-burning-flame-of-labor-is-being-extinguished-by-people-who-don-t-give-a-damn

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NEW VIDEO ON INCOME INEQUALITY AND PUBLICATION “THE 1% VERSUS FAIRNESS AND YOU”

Video: http://alltogethernow.nupge.ca/new-video

Publication: http://alltogethernow.nupge.ca/sites/alltogethernow.nupge.ca/files/documents/The_1percent_vs_Fairness_and_You.pdf

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FOODIES GET WOBBLY – FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN WORKERS ADOPT THE IWW’S RADICAL ACTIONS TO FIGHT ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS

By Michelle Chen, Common Dreams

Once upon a time in the labor movement, a rebellious vanguard emerged at the margins of American industry, braiding together workers on society’s fringes—immigrants, African Americans, women, unskilled laborers—under a broad banner of class struggle.

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), or Wobblies, raised hell in the early 20th century with unapologetically militant protests and strikes.

Their vision of a locally rooted, globally oriented anti-capitalist movement was eclipsed by mainstream unions, which had more political muscle. But grassroots direct action is today undergoing a resurgence in the corners of the workforce that have remained isolated from union structures.

Such alternative campaigns have a special resonance in today’s food industries, which employ the roughly 20 million people (one-sixth of the total workforce) who harvest, process, distribute and sell the food we eat.
More info: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/12/04

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WEBINAR: THE COMMISSION’S REPORT AND FUTURE DIRECTION FOR SOCIAL ASSISTANCE REFORM

Brighter Prospects, the final report of the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario, was issued October 24, 2012.

In this webinar, Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) provides an understanding of

– the content of the report and recommendations;
– an analysis of the impact of the recommendations;
– the policy and political context surrounding the report; and,
– thoughts on opportunities for action over the short, medium, and longer term.

This webinar was conducted for members of the community legal clinic system and their community-based partner groups; however, we recorded the webinar for other interested individuals and groups to watch.

Watch the video: http://sareview.ca/isac-resources/webinar-the-commissions-report-and-future-direction-for-social-assistance-reform/

The PowerPoint slides used in this presentation are available for download in PDF at: http://sareview.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/SAR-Final-Report-webinar-slides-Dec-2012.pdf

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HOLIDAY GIFTS WITH A CONSCIENCE

SHOP WITH UNION PRIDE

Union Pride is your one-stop source for custom-made:
– branded products delivered on time & within budget
– professionally decorated apparel that you will be proud to wear
– premium gift ware, awards & recognition – you can never say thank-you enough
– Organic & Fair Trade Certified goods
– Lots of other options from the pulse of the industry

Union Pride is a promotional products & advertising specialty distributor that showcases union-made and fair-trade goods from Canada and other countries — your best guarantee of high-quality, safe products and fair pay for the workers who make them. We have been providing customized items for Canadian unions and community groups since 1997.

More info: http://www.unionpride.ca/About-Us-2.html

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SIMPLIFY THE HOLIDAY PLEDGE

The holiday season is arguably our greatest cultural paradox. Tradition, family, and faith are obscured by the pressures to spend. We all want to show our loved ones that we care about them, but we don’t want to go broke in the process. And isn’t it possible to celebrate without leaving a trail of trash that will stay in the landfills long after the season has passed?

http://www.newdream.org/programs/beyond-consumerism/simplify-holidays/pledge

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):

Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education. For more information about this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

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Human Rights

RIGHTS, SOLIDARITY AND JUSTICE: WORKING PEOPLE ORGANIZING, PAST AND PRESENT

The Labor and Working-Class History Association invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and workshops for its national conference in New York next June, 2013.  

Deadline for submissions is: September 15, 2012.

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Rights, Solidarity and Justice: Working People Organizing, Past and Present’

LAWCHA National Conference, June 6-8, 2013, New York City

Meeting in a year in which surging corporate power has threatened both unions and democracy as we know it, the 2013 LAWCHA 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. Historically and today women, immigrants and people of color have often been at the forefront of these struggles.  Many have seen the revitalization of their organizations – unions, cooperatives, mutual aid societies, and political movements – as critical to their struggles for equality and democracy in and beyond the workplace.  In the present moment, faced with obstacles to organizing that evoke earlier centuries, workers and their allies are creating innovative organizational forms and strategies in the U.S.and around the world. 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: lawcha.cfp+2013NYC@gmail.com

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.

Conference sessions and accommodations will be in and around the NYU/Brooklyn College campus in lower Manhattan.

Labor and Working –Class History Association (LAWCHA): http://www.lawcha.org/

 

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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We Are The Crisis

INSURGENCY AND RESISTANCE

Call for Papers

Theme: Insurgency and Resistance
Type: 34th Annual North American Labor History Conference
Institution: Wayne State University
Location: Detroit, MI (USA)
Date: 18.–20.10.2012
Deadline: 23.3.2012
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The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for sessions, papers, and roundtables on “Insurgency and Resistance” for our thirty-fourth annual meeting.

Throughout history, workers have engaged in insurgency and resistance from factories to fields, from plantations to plants, from mines to mills, and in cities and in the countryside. Power and authority have been contested on a variety of terrains, both inside and outside of traditional labor structures. More recently, conflicts have erupted in Latin America, the Arab world, southern Europe, China, and across North America.

The program committee encourages submissions from international, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspectives. We welcome the integration of public historians with community and labor activists, using a variety of formats (workshops, roundtable discussions, book talks, and multimedia presentations). We encourage thematic sessions that cross borders, both disciplinary and geographical, especially those dealing with race, gender, class, and empire.

Please submit papers and panel proposals (including a 1 paragraph abstract and a brief vita or biographical statement for all participants) by March 23, 2012 to: nalhc@wayne.edu.

Contact:
Professor Francis Shor, Coordinator
North American Labor History Conference
Department of History
Wayne State University
3094 Faculty Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202
USA
Phone: +1 313 577-2525
Fax: +1 313 577-6987
Email: nalhc@wayne.edu
Web: http://nalhc.wayne.edu

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It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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Work

VI LABOR HISTORY WORKSHOP – CALL FOR PAPERS

II International Worlds of Labor Conference

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
27-30, November 2012
Call for papers: http://cpdoc.fgv.br/en/mundosdotrabalho/callforpapers

The members of the Workgroup “Worlds of Labor” – Brazilian History Association (GT “Mundos do Trabalho” – ANPUH) invite researchers to submit presentation proposals for the VI Labor History Workshop, to be held jointly with the II International “Worlds of Labor” Conference. The event will take place November 27th – 30th Center for Research and Documentation on Brazilian Contemporary History – Getulio Vargas Foundation (CPDOC/FGV), Rio de Janeiro. Presentation proposals must be based on empirical research, theoretical and methodological debates and assessments of the academic production that enable the dialogue with others interested in similar themes.

The Workgroup “Worlds of Labor” – an official section of the Brazilian History Association – has been playing a fundamental role in the diffusion of the increasing Brazilian labor historiography and in fomenting domestic and international inter-exchanges. Since its creation, in 2001, the WG promotes thematic conferences inside ANPUH bi-annual national symposiums and, in alternate years, workshops for researchers in the field. In 2010, the I International “Worlds of Labor” Conference was held jointly to the V Labor History Workshop.

The main aim of this event is to provide for the presentation of research taking place in a variety of academic disciplines about labor history in Brazil and in other parts of the world. We pretend to foment the collaboration between researchers on the field and the discussion of the current agenda for historical studies on the worlds of labor, both at the domestic and at the global fronts. We expect that proposed papers will debate the worlds of labor as broadly and comprehensively as possible.

The VI Labor History Workshops and the II International “Worlds of Labor” Conference will comprise roundtables and coordinated sessions. The round table be composed by invited national and international specialists. The coordinated sessions are open to registration, and proposals can be made either for individual presentations or for complete sessions (with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 participants). Proposals based on interdisciplinary and inter-institutional connections, as well as those involving different countries and regions are particularly welcome.

Format of proposals and registration:

Proposals for individual presentations or for complete sessions must contain a resume of up to 300 words by participant, the title of the presentation, the name and a brief (10 lines) resumed CV of the 
author(s). Proposals for complete sessions must also include the title and resume of the session.

Acceptance letter will provide specific guidelines on the format of the final papers, that must be sent in advance as a condition for concluding the registration process and securing the inclusion of the presentations previously approved in the final program.

Resumes and final papers can be written in Portuguese, Spanish, and English, the official languages of the event.

The steering committee will not take into consideration proposals submitted by any other means than through the event official website: http://www.cpdoc.fgv.br/mundosdotrabalho

Important deadlines:

Pre-registration: Feb. 1st 2012 – Apr. 1st 2012
Release of acceptance letters: Jul. 1st 2012
Delivery of papers: Sep. 1st 2012

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Capitalism IS Crisis

INSURGENCY AND RESISTANCE

CALL FOR PAPERS

INSURGENCY AND RESISTANCE

The 34th Annual North American Labor History Conference

October 18-20, 2012

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for sessions, papers, and roundtables on “Insurgency and Resistance” for our thirty-fourth annual meeting.

Throughout history, workers have engaged in insurgency and resistance from factories to fields, from plantations to plants, from mines to mills, and in cities and in the countryside.  Power and authority have been contested on a variety of terrains, both inside and outside of traditional labor structures. More recently, conflicts have erupted in Latin America, the Arab world, southern Europe, China, and across North America.

The program committee encourages submissions from international, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspectives.  We welcome the integration of public historians with community and labor activists, using a variety of formats (workshops, roundtable discussions, book talks, and multimedia presentations).  We encourage thematic sessions that cross borders, both disciplinary and geographical, especially those dealing with race, gender, class, and empire.

Please submit papers and panel proposals (including a 1 paragraph abstract and a brief vita or biographical statement for all participants) by March 23, 2012, to:

Professor Francis Shor, Coordinator, North American Labor History Conference, Department of History, Wayne State University, 3094 Faculty Administration Building, Detroit, MI 48202

Phone: 313-577-2525; Fax: 313-577-6987, Email: nalhc@wayne.edu

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Revolt

INSURGENCY AND RESISTANCE

Call for Papers

The 34th Annual North American Labor History Conference
October 18-20, 2012
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for sessions, papers, and roundtables on “Insurgency and Resistance” for our thirty-fourth annual meeting.

Throughout history, workers have engaged in insurgency and resistance from factories to fields, from plantations to plants, from mines to mills, and in cities and in the countryside.  Power and authority have been contested on a variety of terrains, both inside and outside of traditional labor structures. More recently, conflicts have erupted in Latin America, the Arab world, southern Europe, China, and across North America.

The program committee encourages submissions from international, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspectives.  We welcome the integration of public historians with community and labor activists, using a variety of formats (workshops, roundtable discussions, book talks, and multimedia presentations).  We encourage thematic sessions that cross borders, both disciplinary and geographical, especially those dealing with race, gender, class, and empire.

Please submit papers and panel proposals (including a 1 paragraph abstract and a brief vita or biographical statement for all participants) by March 23, 2012, to:

Professor Francis Shor, Coordinator
North American Labor History Conference
Department of History
Wayne State University
3094 Faculty Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-2525; Fax: 313-577-6987
Email: nalhc@wayne.edu

 

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OURS TO MASTER AND TO OWN

From: Brooklyn Graduate Center For Worker Education: yoshi.board@gmail.com

Join us in celebrating a book event for

Ours to Master and to Own: Worker Control – From the Commune to the Present

By Immanuel Ness & Dario Azzellini (Eds.)

June 23rd at 6pm
Brooklyn College Graduate Center (CUNY)
25 Broadway, 7th fl New York, NY 10004
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From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organized themselves into unions, fought bitter strikes, and have gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the system by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. Looking at specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern history, this path breaking volume comprehensively traces this often under-appreciated historical tradition.

Ripe with lessons drawn from historical and contemporary struggles for workers’ control, Ours to Master and to Own is essential reading for those struggling to bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old.
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Purchase ‘Ours to Master and to Own’: http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Ours-to-Master-and-to-Own

 

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Critique

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Books

REBEL, RANK AND FILE

NEW TITLE FROM VERSO
Edited by AARON BRENNER, ROBERT BRENNER and CAL WINSLOW
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“Extraordinary reflections….this collection dramatically reasserts the role of rank-and-file revolt in shaping American labor history and offers rich lessons to contemporary rebels.” Mike Davis

“Truly shines … By uncovering the hidden history of the 1970s, REBEL RANK AND FILE reminds us that there is another path to union renewal—a path firmly rooted in the workplace and motivated by visions of transforming society.”
– Joe Burns, IN THESE TIMES
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From the mid-1960s to 1981, rank-and-file workers in the United States engaged in a level of sustained militancy not seen since the Great Depression and World War II. Millions participated in one of the largest strike waves in US history. There were 5,716 stoppages in 1970 alone, involving more than 3 million workers. Contract rejections, collective insubordination, sabotage, organized slowdowns, and wildcat strikes were the order of the day.
Workers targeted much of their activity at union leaders, forming caucuses to fight for more democratic and combative unions that would forcefully resist the mounting offensive from employers that appeared at the end of the postwar economic boom. It was a remarkable era in the history of US class struggle, one rich in lessons for today’s labor movement.

The labor struggles in this period have been somewhat overlooked by historians, making this the first in-depth and comprehensive account. The period included strikes which had a significant and lasting impact, such as the Memphis sanitation workers strike which broke the back of racial inequality in the workplace, and the West Virginia coal miners strike which forced the passage of Black Lung legislation.

The struggles in this time also blazed a trail for a new radical and grassroots trade unionism which incorporated demands for racial and sexual equality and challenging entrenched bureaucracies within the union movement itself. The challenge to union bureaucracies led to some remarkable episodes, such as the attempt by UAW leaders to break a wildcat strike at Chrysler’s Mack Avenue stamping plant in Detroit by mobilizing one thousand armed officials and loyalists.

The struggles in this period challenge common assumptions about the US working class – that it is naturally conservative, nationalistic and inward looking. It recaptures a time when millions of ordinary working people engaged in militant action against workplace exploitation, racism and sexism. The book also includes a number of remarkable photographs of the those involved in the struggles by the veteran photojournalist Earl Dotter, a sample of which can be viewed at www.earldotter.com .
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REBEL, RANK AND FILE contains contributions from, in addition to the editors, Judith Stein, Kim Moody, Frank Bardacke, Paul J. Nyden, Dan La Botz, Marjorie Murphy, A. C. Jones, Kieran Taylor, Dorothy Sue Cobble and Steve Early.
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Praise for REBEL RANK AND FILE:

“An important collection … honest and thoughtful.”
– WORLD WIDE WORK

“This is an unusually high-quality effort, with an all-star cast of authors, which should attract wide interest.”
– Nelson Lichtenstein, Professor of History at University of California Santa Barbara

“Bracing and often electrifying … A primer and a call to arms for a radical rank-and-file politics.”
– Michael Watts, Professor of Geography and Development Studies at UC Berkeley
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Aaron Brenner is President of Rank & File Enterprises, a financial and labor research firm. Robert Brenner is Director of the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History at UCLA. He is the author of THE BOOM AND THE BUBBLE, MERCHANTS AND REVOLUTION, THE ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL TURBULENCE. Cal Winslow is Director of the Mendocino Institute and Fellow in Environmental Politics, UC Berkeley.
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ISBN: 978 1 84467 174 8 / $29.95 / £19.99 / CAN$37.50 / Paperback / 432 Pages
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Work No More

WORKERS OF THE WORLD

Workers of the World: Essays toward a Global Labor History

Marcel van der Linden

· November 2010
· ISBN 978 90 04 18479 4
· Paperback (viii, 469 pp.)
· List price EUR 45.- / US$ 60.-
· Studies in Global Social History; 1

http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=44450

The studies offered in this volume contribute to a Global Labor History freed from Eurocentrism and methodological nationalism. Using literature from diverse regions, epochs and disciplines, the book provides arguments and conceptual tools for a different interpretation of history – a labor history which integrates the history of slavery and indentured labor, and which pays serious attention to diverging yet interconnected developments in different parts of the world. The following questions are central: What is the nature of the world working class, on which Global Labor History focuses? How can we define and demarcate that class, and which factors determine its composition? Which forms of collective action did this working class develop in the course of time, and what is the logic in that development? What can we learn from adjacent disciplines? Which insights from anthropologists, sociologists and other social scientists are useful in the development of Global Labor History?

Readership: Social historians, labor historians, historians of slavery, historians of colonialism, historical sociologists

Marcel van der Linden (1952) is Research Director of the International Institute of Social History and Professor of social movement history at the University of Amsterdam. He has published extensively on labor and working-class history and on the history of ideas.

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