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Review of: “We Are Subjects of History" Talk

Submitted by LHRC on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 11:54

On September 28, 2015, the Teamsters Labor History Research Center hosted a Progressive Students Union-sponsored program titled “We Are Subjects of History: A Discussion with Barbara Suárez Galeano (Mexico Solidarity Network) and Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez (Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center)”

The following program summary was prepared by Ross Berry, PSU steering committee member and Class of 201

Tom Connors’ Recent Travels for the TLHRC

Submitted by LHRC on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 19:23

In late August Tom Connors attended the 2015 Teamsters Women’s Conference held in Boston.  An annual event, the Women’s Conference includes all-attendee sessions featuring guest speakers and workshops on such topics as grievance procedure, organizing, labor and anti-labor legislation and women’s history.  Tom was able to present an overview of the TLHRC at two women’s history workshops.  Twelve hundred women (and some men) attended this lively and inspiring conference.

Summary of the DC Working Class History Seminary meeting

Submitted by LHRC on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 13:39

The DC Working Class History Seminar met in the Gelman Library Special Collections reading room on December 6, 2014.  The seminar is a group of DC, Maryland and Virginia-based historians who meet several times per semester to discuss and critique members’ works-in-progress, i.e. journal articles and book/dissertation chapters.

DC Working Class History Seminary meeting

Submitted by LHRC on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:47

The DC Working Class History Seminar met at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  The Seminar is an informal group of labor and immigration historians who meet periodically during the academic year to discuss works in progress – draft articles or chapters – by Seminar participants.  At each meeting, two pieces are discussed with the authors providing some context and the rest of the group providing collegial critique, asking questions for clarification and offering suggestions on how to improve the piece.  

Center hosts Progressive Students Union program on wage theft

Submitted by LHRC on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:33

The Teamsters Labor History Research Center hosted a Progressive Students Union program on wage theft on April 24, 2014.  Hannah Kane, an employment justice organizer for the Employment Justice Center, led the program.  Hannah first delineated the various forms of wage theft such as improperly logged hours, unpaid overtime, tips theft, working off the clock and paying less than minimum wage.

General President James P. Hoffa presented with GWU President's Medal

Submitted by LHRC on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:49

On January 29, 2014, President Steven Knapp awarded the GWU President’s Medal to IBT General President James P. Hoffa.  The President’s Medal is the highest honor the university president can bestow.  Mr. Hoffa was first elected Teamsters General President in 1999.  He was subsequently reelected in 2001, 2006 and 2011.  At the award ceremony IBT Communications Director Bret Caldwell presented an introduction to Mr. Hoffa’s life and work.  President Knapp read the award citation and Mr.

People Out of Place: A Constitutional History of the Long 60s lecture by Dr. Risa Goluboff write up

Submitted by LHRC on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:43

On January 14, 2014 the GWU History Department presented a guest lecture by Dr. Risa Goluboff entitled “People Out of Place: A Constitutional History of the Long 60s”.  Dr. Goluboff is a historian of civil rights, labor and constitutional law at the University of Virginia.  She spoke to a group of GW students and faculty gathered in the Teamsters Labor History Research Center.  Her lecture focused on how U.S.

GWU Progressive Student Union panel discussion write up

Submitted by LHRC on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:43

We Got Now – Youth Organizing in the 21st Century

Prepared by Tom Connors

On November 3, 2013, the Teamsters Labor History Research Center hosted a panel discussion sponsored by the GWU Progressive Student Union on youth organizing.  Speakers were Allison Burket, an organizer for UNITE HERE Local 23 and Joshua Dedmond from the UAW Global Organizing Institute and DC Student Justice Alliance.  Progressive Student Union coordinating committee member Sam Nelson moderated.

Booknotes: The Blue Note: Seattle’s Black Musicians’ Union – A Pictorial History by David Keller

Submitted by LHRC on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:09

cover imageBooknotes

Prepared by Tom Connors

[Booknotes is an occasional feature that highlights new book and pamphlet acquisitions of special note.]

The Blue Note: Seattle’s Black Musicians’ Union – A Pictorial History by David Keller (Our House Publishing, 2013) 224 pp., illustrated, paperbound.

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