Labor History Buffs: Don’t Miss the LAWCHA conference in NYC June 6-8

by Stuart Elliottfrontpageconferencelogo2013nyc

If you have an interest in labor history and live in New York or anywhere along the northern East Coast you should seriously put in some thought into attending this years conference of the Labor and Working Class Association which we be held next week. If you are a labor activist and want to get a deeper understanding of the historic roots of our current crisis and opportunities, this is also a don’t miss event.

I traveled from Wichita, Kansas to attend past LAWCHA conference in North Carolina and Chicago and found them to exciting and inspiring, as well as educational. This year’s conference looks to be even better and I really regret I won’t be able to attend.

The 2013 Labor and Working-Class History Association Conference, “Rights, Solidarity, Justice: Working People Organizing, Past and Present” will be taking place from June 6-8, in New York City. They have an exciting program planned, including film screenings, two public plenaries, a guided tour, and over 90 roundtables, workshops, and presentations planned.

The first plenary will be held on June 6 and will be devoted to “The Assault on Labor and the Public Sector: Strategies for Resistance in the Post-Election Environment.” It will be held Thursday, June 6, 8pm at the Eisner-Lubin Auditorium, New York University.

The second plenary has the topic “Looking Forward: New Directions and Strategies for Labor.” It will be held on
Saturday, June 8, 4:30pm-6:30pm at The Great Hall, Cooper Union. (We will post details on the public plenaries on Talking Union in advance of the meetings.)

Plenaries are open to the public, but attendance to our regular panels requires registration. Online registration ends on June 3rd, so hurry and take advantage of the quick and easy registration process available at the LAWCHA 2013 Conference Registration Page. Onsite registration will be only be available via cash or check.

Also, please note that on Saturday, June 8th, one-day registration will be available starting at $25.

For more information:

Rights, Solidarity, Justice Program (PDF)

Affordable Accommodations in NYC


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