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2008 - 2009

CHAIR:
  • James Gregory, History
STAFF:
  • Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
  • Mayra Rangel, Undergraduate Assistant
STANDING COMMITTEE:
  • Glennys Young, History, International Studies
  • Mark Smith, Political Science
  • Lynn Thomas, History
  • Susan Whiting, Political Science
VISITING COMMITTEE:
  • Richard Austin, President, Pacific Coast Pensioner's Association of the ILWU
  • Rick Bender, Washington State Labor Council
  • Steve Conway, Washington State Representative
  • Kim Cook, President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 925
  • Robert Duggan, Chair of Harry Bridges Memorial Committee
  • David Freiboth, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of M.L. King County Labor Council
  • Guadalupe Gamboa, United Farm Workers
  • Jon Halgren, ILWU Local 98
  • Jean R. Gundlach, Associate of Harry Bridges
  • Jon Halgren, ILWU Local 98
  • Larry Hansen, ILWU Local 19
  • Ted Hansen, ILWU Local 19
  • Bob Hasegawa, IBT Local 174, Washington State Representative, 11th District
  • Michael Herschensohn, Museum of History and Industry
  • Ken Jacobsen, Washington State Senator, 26th District
  • Verlene Jones, King County Labor Council
  • JoAnne Jugum, Daughter of Martin Jugum
  • Ian Kennedy, ILWU Local 52
  • Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Washington State Representative, 36th District
  • Ronald Magden, Professor Emeritus of History, Tacoma Community College
  • Rudy Martinez, President, ILWU Local 19 Pensioner's Association
  • Ross Rieder, President of Pacific Northwest Labor History Association
  • Robert Rogers, ILWU Local 19
  • Lila Smith, ITF Inspector
  • Conrad Spell, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
  • Eugene Vrana, Director of Educational Services & Librarian, ILWU Library
  • Joe Wenzel, West Coast Committeeman, ILWU


  • Richard Gurtiza, Inlandboatmen's Union
  • Terri Mast, Inlandboatmen's Union (addition)
  • Emily Van Bronkhorst, SEIU 1199 (addition)


  • Departures:
  • Harry Hillard, ILWU Local 23
  • Diane Sosne, Service Employees International Union, 1199
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS:

Best Undergraduate Paper:
  • Vi.L. Nahn, Political Science and International Studies, “Press Openness in China: A Comparative Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Labor Disputes”
Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship:
  • April Nishimura
  • Lila Zucker
Labor and Employement Relations Association Scholarship:
  • Aaron Verzosa, Linguistis and Physiology
Martha Duggan Endowment Scholarship:
  • Dean Aufseeser, Geography
Robert Duggan Distinguished Supporter of Labor Studies Award:
  • Jean Gundlach, former Secretary of Harry Bridges
Graduate Student Research Grants:
  • Christopher Benoit, School of Law, “Recruitment Abuses in the United States Guest Worker Program”
  • Coleen Carrigan, Anthropology, “The Contradictions of Reproductive Labor in Bahia, Brazil”
  • Tabitha Hart, Communication, “Intercultural Customer Service in Indian Call Centers”
  • Sarah Veele-Brice, Health Services, “An exploratory study of the perception and reality of workplace physical and emotional violence against correctional nurses”
Faculty Research Grants:
  • Matt Barreto, Political Science, “Latinos, Labor, and New Campaign Dynamics”
  • Nancy Beaudet, Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Professor Dan Jacoby, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell; Professor Catherine Karr, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, “Workplace Hazards and Conditions Associated with Child Labor in Vietnam”
  • Mark Smith, Political Science, “Religious Preferences and Economic Views in Contemporary America: The Potential for Interfaith Alliances”
Washington State Labor Research Grants:
  • Matt Barreto, Political Science, “Latinos, Labor, and New Campaign Dynamics”
  • Kim England, Geography; Anna Haley-Lock, Social Work, “Mapping the Balance Between Earning and Caregiving: The Space-Time Constraints and Workplace Flexibility of Urban Professionals”
  • Margaret Levi, Political Science, “ILWU Contract Negotiations: The Confluence of State-Level Politics, Economics and Labor
PUBLICATIONS:

  • Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studies. Volume 18, Fall 2008.
  • Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studies. Volume 19, Spring 2009.
EVENTS:

  • October 20, 2008 - Carlos Euceda of the Mexico Solidarity Network addressed the United States' new "Plan Mexico".
  • October 29, 2008 - Gustavo Vilchis, a journalist from Mexico, discussed the book Teaching Rebellion: Stories from the Grassroots Mobilization in Oaxaca.
  • October 30, 2008 - Prof. John Hammerback, "The Rhetorical Career of Cesar Chavez".
  • November 6, 2008 – Screened Present In All That We Do, a documentary film on Anti-Asian riots in Bellingham, WA in 1907.
  • November 12, 2008 – Van Jones, founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change.org, discussed his new book, The Green Collar Economy.
  • November 18 and 19, 2008 – Screened Made in L.A. with director Almudena Carracedo, an Emmy-winning film that follows the story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they fight to win basic labor protections from a mega-trendy clothing retailer.
  • November 20, 2008 - Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Annual Awards Celebration.
  • November 24, 2008 - Elmer Labog, renowned Philippine labor leader. In Seattle as part of North American speaking tour, Labog spoke to students and others at the UW. He has worked full-time for the Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement), the largest and most militant labor center in the Philippines, for the past twenty five years, and he became its chairperson in 2003. He has given speeches in labor conferences in Thailand, Australia, Korea, South Africa, India, Turkey, Taiwan, and Canada.
  • January 8, 2009 - Prof. Peter Turnbull gave a talk titled "Market Liberalization and Labor in the European Union: Tales from the Transport Sector".
  • January 28, 2009 - Nationally recognized author and photo-journalist David Bacon discussed his book, Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants (Beacon Press, 2008).
  • February 6, 2009 - Howard Kimeldorf (Sociology, University of Michigan), author of Battling for American Labor and Reds or Rackets? presented a talk entitled "Rethinking American Labor".
  • February 7, 2009 – 1919 Seattle General Strike Anniversary Celebration.
  • February 25, 2009 –Dr. Kimberly L. Phillips, "Will the Battlefield Kill Jim Crow? Balck Freedom Struggles in the Korean War Epoch".
  • March 27, 2009 - Ian Ruskin performed From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Dock, his famed one-man play on the life and times of Harry Bridges, as part of the Organization of American Historians National Conference.
  • March 28, 2009 - James Gregory, Harry Bridges Chair in Labor Studies, presented Teaching a City its Civil Rights History: The Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project.
  • April 9, 2009 - Let Us Eat! Food Security, Trade and Migration in the U.S. and Mexico as NAFTA Turns 15, a penel of civic leaders and community members to look at the impacts of trade and immigration policies on communities in the US, Mexico and beyond.
  • April 28, 2009 - Dr. Greg Mallory discussed Rebels Within the Rebellion: A Comparative Biographical Study of the Leadership of Harry Bridges, Ted Roach and Jack Mundey.
  • May 14, 2009 - An evening with the Republic Windows Workers of the renowned UE Sit-Down Strike in Chicago.
  • May 20 and 21, 2009 – Bill Fletcher, Jr.: "Building a Labor Movement With Change We Can Believe In".
  • May 29, 2009 – Hwasook Nam, Building Ships, Building a Nation.
  • June 12, 2009 – David Kusnet, author of Love the Work, Hate the Job, Pacific Northwest Labor History Association conference.
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2009 - 2010

CHAIR:
  • James Gregory, History
STAFF:
  • Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
  • Katelynn Sortino, Undergraduate Assistant
STANDING COMMITTEE:
  • Glennys Young, History, International Studies
  • Mark Smith, Political Science
  • Lynn Thomas, History
  • Michael McCann, Political Science


  • Departures:
  • Susan Whiting, Political Science
VISITING COMMITTEE:
  • Richard Austin, President, Pacific Coast Pensioner's Association of the ILWU
  • Rick Bender, Washington State Labor Council
  • Emily Van Bronkhorst, Executive Vice President, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
  • Steve Conway, Washington State Representative
  • Kim Cook, President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 925
  • Robert Duggan, Chair of Harry Bridges Memorial Committee
  • David Freiboth, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of M.L. King County Labor Council
  • Guadalupe Gamboa, United Farm Workers
  • Richard Gurtiza, Regional Director, Inlandboatman's Union Region 37
  • Jon Halgren, ILWU Local 98
  • Ted Hansen, ILWU Local 19
  • Bob Hasegawa, IBT Local 174, Washington State Representative, 11th District
  • Michael Herschensohn, Museum of History and Industry
  • Ken Jacobsen, Washington State Senator, 26th District
  • Verlene Jones, King County Labor Council
  • JoAnne Jugum, Daughter of Martin Jugum
  • Ian Kennedy, ILWU Local 52
  • Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Washington State Representative, 36th District
  • Ronald Magden, Professor Emeritus of History, Tacoma Community College
  • Rudy Martinez, President, ILWU Local 19 Pensioner's Association
  • Terri Mast, Inlandboatmen's Union
  • Ross Rieder, President of Pacific Northwest Labor History Association
  • Robert Rogers, ILWU Local 19
  • Lila Smith, ITF Inspector
  • Conrad Spell, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
  • Eugene Vrana, Director of Educational Services & Librarian, ILWU Library
  • Joe Wenzel, West Coast Committeeman, ILWU


  • Robert McEllrath, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (addition)
  • Herald Ugles, former President, ILWU Local 19 (addition)


  • Departures:
  • Jean R. Gundlach, Associate of Harry Bridges
  • Larry Hansen, ILWU Local 19
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS:

Best Undergraduate Paper:
  • George Robertson, History, “Brotherhood across the sea: Black internationalism and transnational labor solidarity in the National Union of Marine Cooks and Stewards, 1945-1955”
Best Graduate Paper:
  • Jon Agnone, Sociology, “Racial Inequality in Wealth: Do Labor Unions Matter?”
Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship:
  • Laura O'Neill
  • Matt Reed
Labor and Employement Relations Association Scholarship:
  • Lila Zucker, Sociology
Martha Duggan Endowment Scholarship:
  • David Giles, Anthropology
Robert Duggan Distinguished Supporter of Labor Studies Award:
  • Ian Kennedy, former President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 52
Washington State Labor Research Grants:
  • Margaret Levi, Political Science, “The Past and Future of Health Coverage in the US”
PUBLICATIONS:

  • Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studies. Volume 19, Fall 2009
EVENTS:

  • October 5, 2009: Proffessor Kent Wong discussed his book Underground Undergrads: Undocumented UCLA Immigrant Students Speak Out.
  • October 29, 2009: Marilyn P. Watkins and Gabriel Nishimura presented the Economic Opportunity Institute’s new report, ‘Losing By Degrees: Rising Costs and Public Disinvestment in Higher Education’
  • November 10, 2009: ‘Dreams and Nightmares,’ a documentary about Lincoln Bridgade veteran Abe Osheroff was shown as part of the “Lives, History, Memory: The Spanish Civil War 70 Years After” series. A panel discussion which included UW professors Anthony Geist and Mark Jenkins alongside Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives chair Peter Carroll was held afterwards.
  • November 11, 2009: Mark Jenkins presented scenes from his play ‘From Seasons Such As These,’ depicting a UW student who volunteered in the Spanish Civil War.
  • November 12, 2009: Peter Carroll, author of the book The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, discussed Ernest Hemingway and the American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War.
  • November 15, 2009: The 2009 Bridges Center Annual Awards Celebration was held in Kane Hall.
  • November 17, 2009: Professor Dan Jacoby gave a lecture entitled ‘Graduate Student Unions and the Apprenticeship Metaphor: How do we think about academic labor?’ as part of the Labor, Knowledge and the Economy Working Group seminar series.
  • November 18, 2009: A concert entitled ‘Hard-Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People: Songs from the Great Depression to the Great Recession’ was held at UW Tacoma.
  • December 3, 2009: ‘This is What Democracy Looks Like,’ a documentary about the 1999 protests against the WTO meeting in Seattle was shown in conjunction with the Museum of History and Industry.
  • December 10, 2009: A screening of ‘Argentina: Hope in Hard Times’ was followed by a Q&A with the Seattle-based filmmakers.
  • December 17, 2009: The film ‘The Yes Men’ was shown at the Henry Art Gallery.
  • January 12, 2010: The ‘Labor Futures: 2010 and Beyond: The Road Ahead for Organized Labor’ was held with panelists David Freiboth, James Gregory, David Rolf, Gina Neff, and Dan Jacoby. Part of the Labor, Knowledge and the Economy Working Group series.
  • January 14, 2010: John Duda, editor of Wanted: Men to Fill the Jails of Spokane - Fighting for Free Speech with the Hobo Agitators of the Industrial Workers of the World, discussed the book.
  • January 14, 2010: The film ‘Butte, America: The Saga of a Hard Rock Mining Town’ was shown at the Museum of History and Industry
  • January 21, 2010: Professor David Roediger from the University Illinois gave a lecture entitled ‘Race and the Management of Labor in US History.’
  • January 26, 2010: Professor JW Harrington from the UW Department of Geography spoke about ‘Individualization of Risk among Software Professionals.’ Part of the Labor, Knowledge and the Economy Working Group series.
  • January 28, 2010: Professor Richard Locke, from the MIT Department of Political Science, presented his talk ‘Justice Beyond Compliance: Improving Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains.’
  • February 2, 2010: As part of the Labor, Knowledge and the Economy Working Group series, Professor Amy Hagopian of the UW Department of Global Health spoke about ‘How U.S. Policy Lures Physicians from Low-Income Countries to Practice in Underserved Communities.’
  • February 5, 2010: Jack O'Dell and Nikhil Pal Singh discussed their book Climbin' Jacob's Ladder: The Black Freedom Movement Writings of Jack O'Dell.
  • February 9, 2010: Gina Neff from the UW Department of Communication spoke about ‘Media Labor in the Age of YouTube.’ Part of the Labor, Knowledge and the Economy Working Group series.
  • February 23, 2010: American Association of University Professors General Secretary Gary Rhoades gave a Labor, Knowledge and the Economy Working Group seminar entitled ‘Unions: A collective, independent faculty voice for a public university.’
  • February 23, 2010: Spanish judge and human rights advocate Baltasar Garzón gave a talk on ‘Human Rights and Historical Memory.’
  • February 25, 2010: Garret Brown, coordinator of the Maquiladora Health and Safety Support Network, spoke about ‘Why global supply chains are full of sweatshops... and how we can end them.’
  • March 5, 2010: Professor Michael Honey gave a lecture called ‘Where Do We Go From Here? Martin Luther King's Last Campaign and Unfinished Agenda in the Era of Obama.’
  • April 6, 2010: Michael Eisenscher of US Labor Against the War gave a talk on ‘Labor's Stake in Ending the Afghan War.’
  • April 8, 2010: For the Labor, Knowledge and the Economy Working Group series, Professor Manuel Castells of the University of Southern California gave a lecture on ‘Social Mobilization in the Information Age.’
  • April 28, 2010: Gina Cano and Lowlee Urquia, former workers at a Nike factory, spoke about the controversy surrounding the closing of two Nike factories in Honduras. The event also commemorated the victory of workers and activists in pressuring Russell Athletic to re-open a factory that was closed when employees formed a union.
  • May 20, 2010: The film ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ was shown as part of the series ‘Lives, History, Memory: The Spanish Civil War, 70 Years After.’
  • May 25, 2010: Professor Julie Greene of the University of Maryland Department of History gave the lecture ‘Empire and the Making of Nations: The Panama Canal's Construction and the History of the Americas.’
  • May 25, 2010: New York University art historian Jordana Mendelson spoke about ‘History on Display: Context, Controversy, and Picasso's 'Guernica.’
  • July 19, 2010: Professor Peter Donahue of the Birmingham- Southern College in Alabama read and spoke about his book Clara and Merritt.
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2010-2011

CHAIR:
  • James Gregory, History
STAFF:
  • Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
  • Leo Baunach, Undergraduate Assistant
STANDING COMMITTEE:
  • George Lovell
  • Michael McCann
  • Ileana Rodríguez-Silva
  • Glennys Young


VISITING COMMITTEE:
  • Richard Austin
  • Rick Bender
  • Steve Conway
  • Kim Cook
  • Robert Duggan
  • David Freiboth
  • Guadalupe Gamboa
  • Richard Gurtiza
  • Jon Halgren
  • Ted Hansen
  • Bob Hasegawa
  • Michael Herschensohn
  • Ken Jacobsen
  • Verlene Jones
  • JoAnne Jugum
  • Ian Kennedy
  • Jeanne Kohl-Welles
  • Ronald Magden
  • Rudy Martinez
  • Terri Mast
  • Robert McEllrath
  • Ross Rieder
  • Robert Rogers
  • Lila Smith
  • Herald Ugles
  • Conrad Spell
  • Emily Van Bronkhorst
  • Eugene Vrana
  • Joe Wenzl
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS:

Best Undergraduate Paper:
  • Nathan Riding, “Why Washington State Doesn’t Have an Income Tax: The 1930’s Campaign for Tax Reform and Origins of Washington’s Tax System”
Best Graduate Paper:
  • Robertson Allen, Anthropology, “Virtual Soldiers, Affective Laborers: Video Game Designers go to Basic Combat Training”
Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship:
  • Peter Gallagher
  • Garrett Strain
Labor and Employement Relations Association Scholarship:
  • Andrés Muñoz
Martha Duggan Endowment Scholarship:
  • Izana Anggriani, Global Health
Bridges Center Labor Research Grants
  • Steven Beda, History, “Landscapes of Solidarity: Timber Workers and the Making of Place in the Pacific Northwest, 1917-1948”
  • Angela Day, Political Science, “When the Whistle Didn’t Blow”
  • Jennifer Laird, Sociology, “Whether and How Unionized Occupations Pattern Voter Turnout”
  • Li Liu, Communication, “Intercultural Workplace Communication in China”
Washington State Labor Research Grants:
  • George Lovell & Michael McCann, Political Science, “The Tenuous Relationship between Civil Rights and Labor Union Activism in Washington State: Lessons for Future Policy Action Derived from the Past
  • Keith Nitta, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW-Bothell, “A New Teacher Unionism? Evidence from Two Washington Teacher Strikes”
  • Margaret Plecki, Education, “Examining the Impact and Equity of Teacher Layoff Notices in Washington State”
PUBLICATIONS:

  • Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studies. Volume 20, Fall 2010
EVENTS:

  • July 19, 2010: Professor Peter Donahue from Birmingham-Southern College read from his book Clara and Merritt a narrative on the violent tensions between Teamsters and longshoremen in the 1930s and ‘40s in Seattle.
  • October 27, 2010: Authors Jack O’Dell and Robin D.G. Kelley held a forum discussing movements for social change.
  • November, 2010: The exhibit “The Men Along the Shore and the Legacy of 1934” told the story of the 1934 West Coast Maritime Strike.
  • November 2, 2010: Vice-president Castillo Obregon of the Nicaraguan Federation for the Integral Development between Farmers visited to discuss personal stories and migration patterns based on development under free trade policies.
  • November 4, 2010: Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia discussed her book Organizing at the Margins: The Symbolic Politics of Labor in South Korea and the United States.
  • November 14, 2010: Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies celebrated the Annual Awards Celebration as well as the Grand Opening of the Labor Archives of Washington State.
  • November 16, 2010: PhD Candidate in History at the UW and Project Coordinator for the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project discussed his new book Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry.
  • November 16, 2010: Screening of the documentary “Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program,” made by UC Irvine Chicano Latino Studies Professor Gilbert G. Gonzalez and California State University Dominguez Hills Interdisciplinary Studies and Labor Professor Vivian Price. Followed by discussion with moderator Professor Emily Noelle Ignacio.
  • November 17, 2010: Trevor Griffey discusses his new book Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry at UW Tacoma.
  • December 11, 2010: One-woman show “The Most Dangerous Woman in America: Machine Guns, Coal Dust, and the Making of the American Dream,” starring Therese Diekhans with an opening act by the Seattle Labor Chorus.
  • January 18, 2011: Michael Honey, Professor of Humanities at UW Tacoma and Harry Bridges Emeritus, read from his new book All Labor Has Dignity: Martin Luther King, Jr. on Labor Rights and Economic Justice.
  • January 21, 2011: Michael Honey gave a talk on labor history and Martin Luther King, Jr., History and Memory: Revisiting King’s Vision of Labor Rights and Economic Justice.
  • January 21, 2011: Veteran organizer Erik Forman discussed “Workers Strike Back: Organizing in the Service Industry.”
  • February 9, 2011: Professor of Political Science and member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Edward S. Greenberg, PhD, come to discuss his new co-authored book Turbulence: Boeing and the State of American Workers and Managers.
  • February 16, 2011: UW Tacoma Professor and Harry Bridges Emeritus at the UW discussed “Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Pro-Union Social Gospel.”
  • March 31, 2011: Professor Gerald Markowitz from the City University of New York, Tom O’ Connor from the Protecting Workers Alliance, and UW students came together to discuss “Responding to Disasters in the Workplace: Lessons from the Past, of the Present, and for the Future."
  • April 1, 2011: Bridges Chair Emeritus Margaret Levi, Bridges Chair Faculty Associate Aseem Prakash, and representatives from all parts of the apparel industry joined together to facilitate discussions in the Campus Forum on Ethically Responsible Production and Consumption.
  • April 14, 2011: Carina Mieses and other Sodexo workers and community leaders joined together on a national speaking tour entitled “Sodexo Truth Trial.”
  • April 20, 2011: “Viva La Causa: Organizing Farm Workers in the Pacific Northwest,” a discussion on the history of farm workers and resistance in the Pacific Northwest.
  • April 27, 2011: A group discussion regarding youth and care in “Young, Disparaged, and Paid in Smiles: Experiences in the Caring Labor Industry.”
  • May 5, 2011: Former UFW organizer and longtime social justice leader and activist Rosalinda Guillen gave a talk on César Chávez called “’If you want to remember me, organize!’ César Chávez, Farm Workers and Food Sovereignty.”
  • May 12-14 2011: George Lipsitz, professor of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara, leads a conference called “Race, Radicalism, and Repression on the Pacific Coast and Beyond.” Includes a screening of the film “Aoki” on Richard Aoki, an Asian American Activist and founding father of the Black Panther Party.
  • May 17, 2011: University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center faculty member Gordon Lafer holds a forum on the theme of “Labor in the House: Trying to Build a Pro-Worker Agenda in Congress”
  • May 20-22, 2011: Trade unionists, student activists, and community organizers from around Washington State come together to discuss the new chapters of labor in the conference “Emerging Leaders”
  • May 23, 2011: Kent Wong, Director of the Center for Labor Research and Education at UCLA gives a lecture called “Immigrant Students and Workers, and the American Dream” which covers the growing role of immigrant youth and workers in the US economy and education system.
  • May 26, 2011: “Martyrs for Justice: Revisiting the Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes 30 Years Later,” featuring Bridges Center Community Scholar Dr. Ligaya Domingo and activists Terri Mast and Cindy Domingo.
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2011-2012

CHAIR:
  • James Gregory, History

STAFF:
  • Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
  • Conor Casey, Labor Archivist
  • Cory Rice, Undergraduate Assistant

STANDING COMMITTEE:
  • George Lovell
  • Michael McCann
  • Ileana Rodríguez-Silva
  • Glennys Young

VISITING COMMITTEE:
  • Richard Austin
  • Steve Conway
  • Robert Duggan
  • David Freiboth
  • Richard Gurtiza
  • Jon Halgren
  • Ted Hansen
  • Bob Hasegawa
  • Holly Hulscher
  • Jeff Johnson
  • Verlene Jones
  • JoAnne Jugum
  • Ian Kennedy
  • Jeanne Kohl-Welles
  • Ronald Magden
  • Rudy Martinez
  • Terri Mast
  • Robert McEllrath
  • Ross Rieder
  • Robert Rogers
  • Lila Smith
  • Conrad Spell
  • Herald Ugles
  • Emily Van Bronkhorst
  • Eugene Vrana
  • Joe Wenzl
  • Cam Williams

GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS:

Best Undergraduate Paper:
  • Adam Farley, “There Were Years of Neglect: The Ship Scalers Union and Seattle’s Racial Progressivism in the 20th Century”
  • Elizabeth Poole, “Pushed Ashore: Coast Guard Screening on the Seattle Waterfront”

Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship:
  • Blake Barnett
  • Christine Woodward

Labor and Employement Relations Association Scholarship:
  • Reyna Rollolazo

Martha Duggan Endowment Scholarship:
  • Carolyn McConnell, School of Law

Bridges Center Labor Research Grants
  • Dena Aufseeser, Geography, “Deconstructing Child Labor in Peru: The Right to Work or Not to Work”
  • Evrim Gormus, International Studies, “Islamic Business and Labor in Turkey”
  • Anne Greeleaf and Milli Lake, Political Science, “The Brand Responsibility Project”
  • Shon Meckfessel, English, “Grassroots Labor in Egypt’s Tahrir Square”

Washington State Labor Research Grants:
  • Amy Hagopian, Global Health, “International Workforce in Washington State Nursing Homes”
  • Kari Lerum, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell, “Assessing the Social Context of Transgender Sex Workers: Toward a Human Rights Policy Approach”

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studies. Volume 21, Fall 2011

EVENTS:

  • September 1, 2011: Panel organized for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. Participants in the Panel include David Olson (UW); Edward S. Greenberg (University of Colorado, Boulder); John Alquist (Florida State University); Margaret Levi (UW); Amanda Clayton (UW); Ligaya Domingo (UW); and George Lovell and Michael W. McCann (UW)
  • October 12, 2011: Author William M. Adler comes to discuss his new book The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times and Legacy of Joe Hill, a biography of the influential leader of the Industrial Workers of the World. With special musical guest Seattle Labor Chorus.
  • October 26, 2011: Ellen Brown from the Public Banking Institute and Rep. Bob Hasegawa from the Washington State Legislature come for a discussion “The Web of Debt.”
  • November 13, 2011: A night of dinner, drinks, and celebration at the Bridges Center Annual Awards Celebration
  • January 25, 2012: Jill Jones from the University of Nevada, Reno comes to discuss the new book she co-authored Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places about the female workforce behind corporate gaming
  • March 8, 2012: UW Alumna and Assistant Professor at SUNY-Courtland gives a talk regarding the mural in Kane Hall that was originally painted for the Seattle Ship Scaler’s Union. The talk will be entitled “Bridging Seattle and Mexico: The Journey of the Pablo O’Higgins Mural for the Seattle Ship Scalers Union”
  • March 30-31, 2012: Unemployed Nation Hearings to hear testimony from a wide range of unemployed people about their experiences, as well as economists, legal and political scholars, among others.
  • April 2012: Exhibit to examine Washington State’s long history of civic activism and citizen engagement through street protest called “Taking It to the Street: Protests, Strikes, and Activism in Seattle.”
  • April 21, 2012: Local activists and scholars come together to discuss why current social issues have generated an upsurge of populist demonstrations in the symposium “Taking It to the Street: Public Voices & Political Discourse”
  • April 27, 2012: Honoring injured or diseased workers on Worker Memorial Day to raise awareness about how to strengthen the commitment to make safe jobs in Washington State.
  • May 8, 2012: Labor researcher and scholar Pete Richardson gives a lecture on “Brown-bag Discussion: Taming the Timberbeast: The IWW Strike of 1917” by highlighting the timberworkers’ strike against all odds.
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