Professor Tom Juravich, sociology and the Labor Relations and Research Center, will discuss “Why Unions Still Matter in the USA” at a meeting of the Retired Faculty Association on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. in 101 Campus Center.
The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with coffee, tea and cookies, followed by business and announcements at 10:30.
Juravich has been associated with the Labor Relations and Research Center for 20 years and served as its director from 1996 to 2007. His interests include labor movements, work and the labor process, ethnographic research, strategic corporate research and campaigns, immigration, working class and union culture. He has Ph.D. in sociology from UMass Amherst. He is the author of several books, most recently “At the Altar of the Bottom Line: The Degradation of Work in the 20th Century,” published in 2009 by the UMass Press, as well as numerous articles and chapters on labor relations.
Juravich is also a singer and songwriter. His latest CD, “Altar of the Bottom Line” (2007), and “Tangled in Our Dreams” (with Teresa Healy) were released by Finnegan Music.