Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor & Urban Affairs
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Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 4pm
Scaloia@wayne.edu Come join us to observe a moment of silence in honor of Echol Cole and Robert Walker, two sanitation workers killed on the job in Memphis. Stay to watch a short documentary (30 minutes) on the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike. Historical items and photographs from our collections related to AFSCME Local 1733 Memphis will be on display.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from noon-1pm
Please join us June 1 from 12-1 for a brown bag research discussion in the . From hand-sketched diagrams of plant layouts drawn up in hasty preparation for strikes, to diagrams of syndicalist visions of One Big Union, mapping has long been an important but overlooked part of labor organizing. Steve McFarland, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Tampa, will be at the Reuther Library in May and June doing research into maps created by workers organizations. His talk will discuss this work-in-progress, which puts forward working class perspectives on cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a crucial aspect of "mapping from below." Drawing on work in labor geography by Andrew Herod, and in critical cartography by J.B. Harley, Steve's research engages with historical GIS and cartographic history in a way that foregrounds mapping of and by workers and working class organizations. In so doing, he offers a corrective to dominant currents in cartography that have elided workers, work, and class issues. He hope that these archival excavations will inspire a new interest in contemporary uses of mapping and GIS in labor organizing. Please feel free to bring a lunch and your feedback for Dr. McFarland!
Shifting Terrain: Work, Deindustrialization and Labor Relations in the Earthmoving Equipment Industry, 1967-2000
Thursday, December 3, 2015 from noon-1pm
Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 7-10pm
Detroit Drunken Historical Society Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 PM Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Reuther Library at Wayne State University, which is the premier labor archives in the U.S. Afterwards, fol... Details: http://www.meetup.com/Detroit-Drunken-Historical-Society/events/216044312/