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1994 - 1995

CHAIR:
  • Charles Bergquist, History
STAFF:
  • Robert Self, Graduate Assistant
STANDING COMMITTEE:
  • Charles Bergquist, History
  • Ellis Goldberg, Political Science
  • Joan Ullman, History
  • Richard Kirkendall, History
  • Morgan Thomas, Associate Dean
VISITING COMMITTEE:
  • Rick Bender, Washington State Labor Council
  • Robert Duggan, Chair of Harry Bridges Memorial Committee
  • Noriko (Nikki) Bridges, Widow of Harry Bridges
  • George T. Fleming, Washington State Senator
  • Jean R. Gundlach, Associate of Harry Bridges
  • Fern Halgren, Representative of ILWU Women's Auxiliary
  • Rhonda Hilyer, Agreement Dynamics
  • JoAnne Jugum, Daughter of Martin Jugum
  • Martin Jugum, ILWU, Local 19, Co-Chair of Harry Bridges Memorial Committee
  • Lawrence Kenney, President of Washington State Labor Council
  • Phil Lelli, ILWU Local 23
  • Ronald E. Magden, Professor Emeritus of History, Tacoma Community College
  • Glenn Ramiskey, ILWU Coast Committeeman
  • Virginia Roberts, International Machinists Union, Local 751
  • Norie Sato, Artist
  • Kathleen Taylor, UW, History Department
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS:

Best Undergraduate Paper:
  • Alissa Eden Halperin, Political Science, for "At-Will Employment: A freely Entered Contract Allowing for Employer Intrusion into Employees' Private Lives"
Faculty Research Grants:
  • Guadalupe Friaz, American Ethnic Studies, "A Mexican Immigrant Community on Puget Sound: An Exploratory Study of Labor Market Integration and Community Formation"
  • Michael McCann, Political Science, "Labor and Law at the Margins: Alaskan Cannery Workers and the Politics of Legal Mobilization"
  • Michael Honey, Interdisciplinary Arts & Science, UW Tacoma, for an oral history project on E.D. Nixon
  • Anthony D'Costa, Interdisciplinary Arts & Science, UW Tacoma, "Transnationalization and Industrial Location: Labor and Local Politics in West Bengal, India"
Graduate Student Research Grants:
  • Tom Berry, Political Science, for research on the international politics of labor in the post-Cold War period
  • Hwasook Nam, History, for work on labor in the shipbuilding industry in South Korea
  • Robert Self, History, for research on labor and political culture in the San Francisco Bay Area in the post-World War II period
PUBLICATIONS:

  • Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studies. Volume 2, Issue 1, Winter 1995.
  • Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studies. Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 1995.
Comparative Labor History Series:
  • Andrew Gordon, "The Disappearance of the Japanese Working Class Movement," Working Paper No. 5 (November, 1994)
  • Elizabeth J. Perry, "Most-Favored-Nation Status and the Political Potential of Chinese Labor," Working Paper No. 6 (February, 1995)
Occasional Paper Series:
  • Robert W. Cherny, "Harry Bridges, Labor Radicalism, and the State," Working Paper No. 1 (October, 1994)
  • Bruce Nelson, "Harry Bridges, the ILWU, and Race Relations in the CIO Era," Working Paper No. 2 (June, 1995)
EVENTS:

  • Labor History Workshop for High School Teachers, October 22, 1994
      Presenters:
    • David Montejano, University of Texas
    • Rick Olguin, North Seattle Community College
  • Conference titled "Workers in the Global Economy: Organizing for a New Century," May 5-6, 1995
      Presenters:
    • María Fernández-Kelly, Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University
    • Giovanni Arrighi, State University of New York, Binghamton
    • Harley Shaiken, U.C. Berkeley
    • Beverly Silver, Johns Hopkins University
    • David Johnson, United Electrical Workers
    • Ken Georgetti, President of British Columbia Federation of Labor
  • Talk by Dolores Huerta, co-founder and vice-president of the United Farm Workers of America, May 11, 1995
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1995 - 1996

CHAIR:
  • Charles Bergquist, History
STAFF:
  • Tom Berry, Graduate Assistant
STANDING COMMITTEE:
  • Susan Glenn, History
  • Ellis Goldberg, Political Science
  • Margaret Levi, Political Science
  • Michael McCann, Political Science
VISITING COMMITTEE:
  • Rick Bender, Washington State Labor Council
  • Noriko (Nikki) Bridges, Widow of Harry Bridges
  • Robert Duggan, Chair of Harry Bridges Memorial Committee
  • George T. Fleming, Washington State Senator
  • Jean R. Gundlach, Associate of Harry Bridges
  • Fern Halgren, Representative of ILWU Women's Auxiliary
  • Rhonda Hilyer, Agreement Dynamics
  • JoAnne Jugum, Daughter of Martin Jugum
  • Martin Jugum, ILWU, Local 19, Co-Chair of Harry Bridges Memorial Committee
  • Lawrence Kenney, President of Washington State Labor Council
  • Phil Lelli, ILWU Local 23
  • Ronald E. Magden, Professor Emeritus of History, Tacoma Community College
  • Glenn Ramiskey, ILWU Coast Committeeman
  • Virginia Roberts, International Machinists Union, Local 751
  • Norie Sato, Artist
  • Kathleen Taylor, UW, History Department
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS:

Graduate Student Research Grants:
  • Doug Baker, Political Science, for research on how tactics of organizational dispute affect the development of unions
  • Tom Lewis, Political Science, for research on how neo-liberal reforms in Mexico have affected clientele networks involving skilled labor
  • Gigi Peterson, History, for research on the relations between U.S. and Mexican labor and civil rights groups during the 1930s and 1940s
PUBLICATIONS:

  • Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studies. Volume 3, Issue 1, Autumn 1995.
  • Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studies. Volume 3, Issue 2, Spring 1996.
Comparative Labor History Series:
  • Mary Romero, "Maid in the U.S.A.: Women Domestic Workers, the Service Economy, and Labor," Working Paper No. 7 (March, 1996)
  • Joe W. Trotter, "Perspectives on Black Working-Class History and the Labor Movement Today," Working Paper No. 8 (April, 1996)
  • Craig Calhoun, "The Cultural Politics on Global Economic Integration: Challenges for Labor," Working Paper No. 9 (August, 1996)
  • Roman Laba, "Images of a Labor Revolution: A History of the Polish Solidarity Movement," Working Paper No. 10 (August 1996)
Occasional Paper Series:
  • Giovanni Arrighi, "Workers of the World at Century's End," Working Paper No. 3 (October 1995)
  • Jacob Vander Meulen, "West Coast Aircraft Labor and an American Military-Industrial Complex," Working Paper No. 4 (August, 1996)
EVENTS:

  • Launched undergraduate minor in Labor Studies.
  • Sponsored production and revival of 1934 play, "Stevedore," February 14-25, 1996
  • Labor History Workshops for high school teachers, November 4, 1995 and February 24, 1996
  • Commemoration of what would have been Harry Bridges' 90th birthday, July 28, 1996
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