The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) is an organization of scholars, union members, students, and citizens promoting a wider understanding of the history of working-class people, their communities, and their organizations in the United States. Members of LAWCHA receive a quarterly journal, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History. LAWCHA holds an annual membership meeting and cosponsors regional labor conferences.
Benefits of Membership
• One-year subscription to Labor: Studies in Working-Class History (four issues)
• Free online access to Labor through HighWire Press
• LAWCHA newsletter
• Access to the society website, including an online membership directory
• Eligibility to receive prizes and travel grants for graduate students
• Access to online resources for educators
For more information, please visit the LAWCHA website.
The labor question—who will do the work and under what economic and political terms?—beckons today with renewed global urgency.
As a site for both historical research and commentary, Labor hopes to provide a scaffolding for understanding the roots of our current dilemmas. While still engaging social movements and institutions based on industrial work, Labor gives equal attention to other critical labor systems and social contexts, including agricultural work, slavery, unpaid and domestic labor, the informal sector, and the professions. We look not only to academic historians but also to other scholars, journalists, labor educators, poets, and writer-activists for submissions.
The journal is endorsed by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), an initiative of the Association of Research Libraries.