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The 2016 Labor Research and Action Network national conference was held on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th at the DePaul University's Loop Campus located in downtown Chicago, IL. Photo Courtesy of APJ Photography

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Labor Research and Action Network Aims To Connect Researchers and Scholars with the Labor Movement

BY Jeff Schuhrke - Monday, Jun 27, 2016, 5:27 pm - Original Article Link

When 100,000 protesters occupied the Wisconsin State Capitol in early 2011 in an attempt to thwart Governor Scott Walker's bill revoking the rights of public sector employees, a group of labor researchers and scholars were motivated to coordinate their efforts to better serve the interests of the working class.

"We knew we needed academics with credibility saying that what was happening with Wisconsin's attack on unions was not right," says Erin Johansson, who at the time was a researcher for the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group American Rights at Work.

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Welcome to the Labor Research & Action Network

The Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) is a dynamic collaborative effort to connect workers' rights organizations, academics and students to build workplace and economic power for working people in this country.

The LRAN online community includes a website, listserv+, and an experts database to facilitate connections between scholars and practitioners working on worker campaigns. The listserv+ is a private, members-only, web-based forum that combines the functions of a listserve, online forum/newsgroup, and a wiki. You must be a current LRAN member and must register for access to the private network areas of this website. There is a $25 annual registration fee in order to access the LRAN listserve and database.

To join LRAN, simply complete our online member registration form. For those who make a minimum $25 tax-deductible donation to LRAN on our online membership donation page, website registration is free.

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  • LRAN New Scholars Research Grant Competition

    LRAN is pleased to announce a competition for seed grants for graduate students and untenured faculty for research on U.S. labor-focused projects, broadly defined. Deadline for the application is January 31, 2016, with winners announced by March 15, 2016.

    VIEW OUR CFP LETTER

  • SAVE THE DATE! LRAN June Conference

    The 2016 Labor Research and Action Network national conference will be held Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th at the DePaul University's Loop Campus located in downtown Chicago, IL.

    The DePaul University Labor Education Center will host the conference. Scholars and labor practitioners from across the country will convene to share news ideas and lessons learned, and connect around research and campaign work. In February 2016, we will issue a call for panel and workshop proposals. And we need volunteers to help us plan this conference! If you're interested, contact Erin Johansson by Wednesday, November 18th.* Please spread the word!

    The Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) is a collaboration between academics and labor practitioners to build economic and workplace power for working people.

  • LRAN June 2016 Conference: Call for Proposals

    The 2016 Labor Research and Action Network national conference will be held Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th at the DePaul University's Loop Campus located in downtown Chicago, IL.

    The DePaul University Labor Education Center will host the conference. Scholars and labor practitioners from across the country will convene to share news ideas and lessons learned, and connect around research and campaign work. We invite you to submit a proposal for our annual LRAN conference, which will be held June 24th-25th in Chicago. Proposals are due March 14th. Please see the attached CFP for more info. For those in need of accommodations, we have a reduced rate at the Roosevelt University dorms.

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    VIEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS LETTER

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