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2012 - 2013

Chair:
  • George Lovell, Political Science
STAFF:
  • Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
  • Conor Casey, Labor Archivist
  • Katherine Venables, Undergraduate Assistant
STANDING COMMITTEE:
  • Moon-Ho Jung, History
  • Michael McCann, Political Science
  • Naomi Murakawa, Political Science
  • Glennys Young, History, International Studies
VISITING COMMITTEE:
  • Richard Austin, President, Pacific Coast Pensioner’s Association of the ILWU
  • Steve Conway, Washington State Senator, 29th District
  • Robert Duggan, Attorney, Co-Chair of Harry Bridges Memorial Committee
  • David Freiboth, Executive Secretary – Treasurer, M.L. King County Labor Council
  • Richard Gurtiza, Regional Director, Inlandboatmen’s Union
  • Jon Halgren, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 98
  • Ted Hansen, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 52
  • Bob Hasegawa, Washington State Representative, 11th District
  • Holly Hulscher, Vice President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 23
  • Jeff Johnson, President, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Verlene Jones, King County Labor Council
  • JoAnne Jugum, Seattle Public School Teacher
  • Ian Kennedy, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 52
  • Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Washington State Representative, 36th District
  • Ronald Magden, Historian Emeritus, Tacoma Community College
  • Terri Mast, Secretary Treasurer, Inlandboatmen’s Union
  • Robert McEllrath, International President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
  • Ross Rieder, President of Pacific Northwest Labor History Association
  • Robert Rogers, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 19
  • Lila Smith, Inspector, International Transport Workers Federation
  • Conrad Spell, Former President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 23
  • Herald Ugles, Washington Area Arbitrator, ILWU/PMA
  • Emily Van Bronkhorst, Vice President, Service Employees International Union, Local 1199NW
  • Eugene Vrana, Former Director of Education, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
  • Joe Wenzl, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 52
  • Cam Williams, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 19
Additions:
  • Larry Brown, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 751
  • Karen Hart, President, SEIU Local 925
  • Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney, Washington State Representative, 46th District
  • Thomas Lux, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 751
  • Scott Mason, Former President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 23
Departures:
  • Rudy Martinez
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS:

Best Undergraduate Paper:
  • Christopher Stockwell, Political Science, State Austerity Measures and the New Challenge to Collective Bargaining: Outcomes of Anti-Union Legislation in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Washington State
Best Graduate Paper:
  • Amanda Clayton, Political Science, A World Apart: Union Member Residence Patterns and Political Preferences
Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship:
  • Leo Baunach, International Studies
  • Morgan Currier, History
Gundlach Scholarship in Labor Studies:
  • Grace Flott, International Studies
LERA and Samuel B. Bassett Scholarships in Labor Relations:
  • Daniel Cairns, School of Law
Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies:
  • Mayra Rangel, Evans School of Public Affairs
  • Felisha Palomera
Robert Duggan Distinguished Supporter of Labor Studies Award:
  • Ted and Doris Hansen
Graduate Student Research Grants:
  • Shuxuan Zhou, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, “Enterprise Restructuring and Working Class Resistance in China”
PUBLICATIONS:

  • Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. Volume 22, Fall 2012.
  • Work at the Center: 20 Years of the Harry Bridges Chair in Labor Studies
EVENTS:

  • October 31, 2012. Lecture on Legacies of Migrant Labor, Masculinity, and Violence: The Crisis in the South African Mining Industry. Featured Keith Breckenridge, a historian of mining and science from the University of Witwatersrand.
  • November 1, 2012. Lecture on the Science of Empire: The South African Origins of Galtonian Eugenics. Featured Keith Breckenridge, a historian of mining and science from the University of the Witwatersrand.
  • November 8, 2012. Book Release: This is Not Civil Rights: Discovering Rights Talk in 1939 by Bridges Chair George Lovell
  • November 16, 2012. Labor, Labor Studies, and the Future Conference keynote lecture by lawyer Tom Geoghegan: “Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why Our Country Needs to Snap Out of It and Have a New Kind of Labor Movement.”
  • November 17, 2012. Labor, Labor Studies, and the Future Conference: The Bridges Chair at 20 Years Conference. Sessions included “The Harry Bridges Chair: Creation, Evolution, and Impact,” “Union Democracy and Civil Rights,” “Youth and the Labor Movement,” “The 2012 Elections and Labor’s Future.”
  • November 17, 2012. 20th Anniversary Celebration!
  • February 4, 2013. Seminar: Five Not-So Easy Pieces for the Future of Organized Labor, featuring famed labor history scholar and Cornell University professor Jefferson Cowie.
  • February 5, 2013. Seminar: Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class. Given by Cornell Professor of History Jefferson Cowie.
  • March 8, 2013. Conference: The Transformation of Supply Chains. Featured Evangelina Argueta, a labor organizer with Central General Trabajadores in Honduras, as well as Scott Nova, the Executive Director of the Workers Rights Consortium and Rachel Taber, a representative from fair trade apparel company Alta Gracia.
  • April 23, 2013. Forum: “End Death Trap Factories” Worker Tour, which brought Bangladeshi garment workers to demand Walmart and the GAP join a fire safety agreement to prevent factory fires.
  • April 24, 2013. Event: Worker Memorial Day, serving to honor those who died on the job in 2012 from work-related injuries or illnesses in King County.
  • April 25, 2013. Lecture: “Strange Brew: The Making and (Unmaking?) of Contemporary Nativism.” University of Oregon Ethnic Studies and Political Science Professor Daniel Martinez HoSang came to discuss the existence of the immigration restrictionist movement.
  • May 3-5, 2013. Conference: Labor Under Attack: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future. Held by the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association.
  • May 14, 2013. Lecture: The Situation and Struggles of the iSlaves in China. A talk by gongchao.org
  • May 24-27, 2013. Festival: NW Folklife: Washington Works. Collaboration between NW Folklife Festival and the Washington State Labor Council’s Mayworks program, included presentations from Conor Casey (UW Labor Archivist), James Gregory (UW History, and George Lovell (Harry Bridges Chair).
  • December 6, 2012-April 16, 2013. Exhibit: Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Art of Richard V. Correll. Featured art from “one of the leading masters of printmaking in the West.”
  • June 26, 2013. Panel: Labor Feminism: What Does It Mean and Why is it Important? Led by a panel of women union leaders from across the Pacific Northwest.
  • June 29, 2013. Banquet: 2013 Summer Institute for Union Women Graduation. Keynote speech given by Lynne Dodson, Secretary –Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council.
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2013 - 2014

CHAIR:
  • George Lovell, Political Science
STAFF:
  • Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
  • Conor Casey, Labor Archivist
  • Katherine Venables, Undergraduate Assistant
STANDING COMMITTEE:
  • Moon-Ho Jung, History
  • Hwasook Nam, International Studies
  • Naomi Murakawa, Political Science
  • Michael McCann, Political Science
VISITING COMMITTEE:
  • Richard Austin, President, Pacific Coast Pensioner’s Association of the ILWU
  • Larry Brown, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 751
  • Steve Conway, Washington State Senator, 29th District
  • Robert Duggan, Attorney, Co-Chair of the Harry Bridges Memorial Committee
  • David Freiboth, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, M.L. King County Labor Council
  • Richard Gurtiza, Regional Director, Inlandboatmen’s Union
  • Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney, Washington State Representative, 46th District
  • Jon Halgren, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 98
  • Ted Hansen, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 52
  • Karen Hart, President, SEIU Local 925
  • Bob Hasegawa, Washington State Representative, 11th District
  • Holly Hulscher, Vice President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 23
  • Jeff Johnson, President, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • JoAnne Jugum, Seattle Public School Teacher
  • Ian Kennedy, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 52
  • Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Washington State Representative, 36th District
  • Thomas Lux, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 751
  • Ronald Magden, Historian Emeritus, Tacoma Community College
  • Scott Mason, Former President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 23
  • Terri Mast, Secretary Treasurer, Inlandboatmen’s Union
  • Robert McEllrath, International President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
  • Ross Rieder, President of Pacific Northwest Labor History Association
  • Lila Smith, Inspector, International Transport Workers Federation
  • Conrad Spell, Former President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 23
  • Hilary Stern, Executive Director, Casa Latina
  • Herald Ugles, Washington Area Arbitrator, ILWU/PMA
  • Emily Van Bronkhorst, Vice President, Service Employees International Union, Local 1199NW
  • Eugene Vrana, Former Director of Education, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
  • Joe Wenzl, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 52
  • Cam Williams, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 19
Additions:
  • Ligaya Domingo, Organizer, Service Employees International Union, Local 1199NW
  • Kamaria Hightower, Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders
  • Dmitri Iglitzin, Attorney, Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP
  • Mike Jagielski, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 23 Pensioners Club
  • Sarah Laslett, Director, Washington State Labor Education and Research Center
  • Hilary Stern, Executive Director, Casa Latina
  • Carl Woeck, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Seattle Pensioners Club
Departures:
  • Verlene Jones
  • Robert Rogers
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS:

Best Undergraduate Paper:
  • Leo Baunach, Latin American Studies, Organizing Precarious Workers in the CIO Era: The International Fisherman and Allied Workers of America
  • Ashley Lindsey, History & Political Science, Working Together: Waterfront Politics, Peace and Solidarity During the 1948 West Coast Maritime Strike
Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship: :
  • Cesar Garcia
  • Jacqueline Wu
Gundlach Scholarship in Labor Studies:
  • Sigolene Ortega
LERA and Samuel B. Bassett Scholarship in Labor Relations:
  • Alyson Dimmitt Gnam, School of Law
Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies
  • isaura jiménez guerra
  • Graduate Student Research Grants: :
    • Anne Greenleaf, Political Science, “We Are Not Machines: Labor Disputes and Insurgency Among Chinese Migrant Workers”
    • Michael Reagan, History, “Capital City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis”
    • Jiwoon Yu-Lee, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, “New Laboring Subjects under the New Labor Regime: An Exploratory Study of Female Janitorial Workers in South Korea
    Washington State Labor Research – Faculty:
    • Aaron Katz, School of Public Health, Achieving Workers’ Rights to Health Care through the Affordable Care Act: An Investigation of Access for Small Business Employees in Washington State
    • Diana Pearce, School of Social Work, Falling Further Behind: A Study of the Impact of the Great Recession, Occupational, and Workplace Trends in Family Well-Being in Washington State Using the Self-Sufficiency Standard
    PUBLICATIONS:

    • Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. Volume 23, Fall 2013.
    EVENTS:

    • October 5, 2013. Labor Archives Founder’s Circle Plaque Dedication honoring donors to the Labor Archives of Washington
    • October 10, 2013. Book Talk: Aaron Dixon, “My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain,” presenting life in the party from the perspective of a foot soldier.
    • October 11, 2013. Food Justice: Farm Workers Speak Out on behalf of Familias Unidas por la Justicia, fighting for dignity and respect against Sakuma Brothers Farm in the berry fields of Skagit County.
    • October 24, 2013. The Struggle for Labor and Racial Justice in Colombia’s Ports. Afro-Colombian labor leader Jhon Jairo Castro explains the effects of privatization and free trade in such a drastically unequal country.
    • October 31, 2013. One Generation’s Time: The Legacy of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes. Screening of the documentary about the two Filipino American cannery worker activists who were murdered in Seattle in 1981, as well as a post-film discussion featuring the director of the documentary, the co-producer, and the Labor Archivist from the Labor Archives of Washington.
    • November 13, 2013. “Who Stole the American Dream? And What Can Labor Do To Get It Back?” Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Hedrick Smith presents his new book on how equality has been dismantled in the United States and organized labor’s role in getting it back.
    • November 14, 2013. Hedrick Smith, “Who Stole the American Dream?” Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Hedrick Smith presents his new book on how equality has been dismantled in the United States and organized labor’s role in getting it back.
    • November 15, 2013. A Discussion with Hedrick Smith and Puget Sound Activists. Hedrick Smith and a panel of Puget Sound activists discuss the roots and implications of the economic crisis on workers and the unemployed, and how civic engagement can make strides to solve it.
    • November 20, 2013. Undocumented and Unafraid: Stories from the Front Lines of the Fight for Migrant Justice. Santiago Garcia, Luis Leon and Dulce Guerrero, members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance and DreamActivist.org, visit the UW to speak about their work around immigration and the use of direct action by undocumented immigrants.
    • November 24, 2013. Annual Awards Celebration.
    • January 25, 2014. Conference: Confronting Inequalities in Higher Education: Symposium on Contingent Academic Labor. Adjunct and contingent faculty at private universities to join an action-oriented forum on academic labor practices.
    • January 30, 2014. Labor Studies Social: A networking opportunity for faculty and students at the University of Washington to meet with each other and with Seattle area labor leaders, as well as learn about scholarships, research grants, and other opportunities.
    • February 5, 2014. Lecture: “Slave-Racial-Capitalism.” Harvard professor Walter Johnson’s lecture on his recent book, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom about American slavery and the people that labored and suffered for the Cotton Kingdom.
    • February 8, 2014. Film: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. Documentary screening about Detroit philosopher/activist Grace Lee Boggs who was involved in the major U.S. social movements in the past century.
    • February 14, 2014. Dual Book Release: “In the Interests of Others” and “What Unions No Longer Do,” by professors John Ahlquist, Margaret Levi, and Jake Rosenfeld respectively, talking about decline of organized labor and the decision making of organizations that don’t benefit their members directly.
    • February 25, 2014. Book Talk: Robert Self, “All in the Family: The Cultural Politics of American Liberalism in Crisis”. Self describes how the sexual revolution, feminism(s), gay and lesbian liberation, and the new Right transformed American politics between 1964 and 2004.
    • March 3, 2014. Book Release: Angela Day, “Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster.” Day recounts how such a fragile ecosystem was trusted with oil titans and how such catastrophes can be prevented in the future.
    • March 6, 2014. Book Release: Jake Rosenfeld, “What Unions No Longer Do.” Rosenfeld recounts the sharp decline of organized labor in the US and why that means worsened conditions for American workers.
    • March 13, 2014. Book Release: Michael Honey, “John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, and the African American Song Tradition.” Bridges Chair Emeritus Michael Honey tells the story of John L. Handcox, who organized farmers into the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
    • April 9, 2014. Hong Kong Union Leaders on the Dockworkers’ Strike of April 2013.
    • April 23, 2014. Film: Salt of the Earth, a film about the struggle of miners and their families as they strike against the Empire Zinc Company in New Mexico.
    • April 24, 2014. Book Talk: David Cay Johnston, “Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality.” Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Johnston investigates the American culture of inequality.
    • April 24, 2014. Book Talk: Miriam Pawel, “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography.” The first comprehensive biography on the life of Cesar Chavez.
    • April 25, 2014. Worker Memorial Day, an event to memorialize those who have died from a work-related injury or illness in 2013.
    • April 25, 2014. Conference: Working Democracy: Labor and Politics in an Era of Inequality. Bringing together national journalists and scholars, local labor and community leaders, and everyday workers to explore the politics behind the headlines.
    • May 5, 2014. Talk: Donna Murch, “Crack in Los Angeles: Historical Reflections on the War on Drugs in Late Twentieth Century L.A.” Author Donna Murch discusses the war on drugs and variety of responses to the police militarization around the issue.
    • May 6, 2014. Talk: Donna Murch, “The Campus and the Street: Ethnic Studies and the Politics of Knowledge.” In this talk, the author explored the origins of West Coast Black Radicalism in a campus student movement.
    • June 26, 2014. Health & Safety Trainers’ Exchange: New Tools, Technologies, and Emerging Issues for Health and Safety Trainers. Full-day course on how to stay healthy and safe on the job.
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