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June 2016

The Labor History Tour

June 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join the Illinois Labor History Society for a truly memorable labor history tour of Chicago on Sunday, June 26th from 9am-noon. While we are still planning the details of the tour itinerary, Chicago offers many sites of nationally important labor history. Walk down the streets of historic Pullman, and learn about the lives and struggles of the workers who built the famed Pullman Sleeping Cars. Visit the cemetery that is the final resting place of the Haymarket Martyrs and see…

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June 2017

LRAN National Conference 2017 Summary

June 8, 2017 - June 9, 2017

On June 8th and 9th, the Labor Research Action Network (LRAN) hosted its 2017 national conference at Howard University co-sponsored by the Political Science department.   This was LRAN’s first convening at Howard, one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black College and Universities.  The recent presidential election has emboldened the most white supremacist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic elements of this country.  Hosting the conference at Howard is a demonstration of LRAN’s commitment to racial and economic justice.  We were pleased to…

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