Labor in the Age of Trump: Fighting the Right-Wing Agenda

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:30am to Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 3:00pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Campus Center

 

Free Two-Day Conference

Friday March 2, 9-4: research presentations

Saturday March 3, 10-3: workshops with scholars and activists

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Campus Center

Lunch provided with registration

Register at: umass.irisregistration.com/Site/LaborConfronts 

Trump era policy changes and ones proposed threaten the very core of the labor movement in the United States. We are calling together leading labor scholars and labor and community activists to document the impact of the Trump-era policy changes on workers and their union and to chart the way forward.

On Friday, March 2, 13 scholars who were commissioned to write papers for the conference will present.  Presenters include Nancy MacLean, Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Jose LaLuz, Jennifer Klein, Gordon Lafer, MaryBe McMillan, Cedric Johnson, Kyla Walters, Shannon Gleeson, Lara Skinner, Donald Cohen, Jon Shelton, Sarah Jaffe, and representatives of labor and community organizations.  

On Saturday, March 3, these scholars will meet in an all day workshop with union and community activists to explore the way forward. We are calling together leading labor scholars and labor and community activists to document the impact of Trump-era policy changes on workers and their unions and to chart the way forward.