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Join UW’s online labor seminars every Tuesday and Wednesday

(April 13, 2020) — The University of Washington’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies has announced two weekly on-line labor seminars featuring a wide range of labor scholars and activists. The webinars are free and open to the public.

For example, this Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. you can hear about “Gig Labor and the Law” from Charlotte Garden, Professor at the Seattle University School of Law. And Wednesday at 6 p.m., you can join the University of Puget Sound’s Leon Grunberg and Sarah Moore, and union activist (and frequent contributor to The Stand) Stan Sorscher for a presentation about Boeing’s current crisis.

Here is the schedule of webinars:

LABOR IN THE 21st CENTURY — TUESDAYS from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. through May 26. Hosted by Labor Studies faculty at UW Bothell.

April 14 — “Gig Labor and the Law” — Charlotte Garden, Professor of Law, Seattle University — Join via this Zoom link.

April 21 — “Forged Together: Labor and the Carceral State Education Project” — Sabina Vaught, Professor, University of Oklahoma; and Damien Sojourner, Professor, UC Irvine — Join via this Zoom link.

April 28 — “Japanese Teacher Unions” — Keith Nitta, Professor, UW Bothell; and Jordan Woljter, Law, Economics and Public Policy — Join via this Zoom link.

May 12 — “Social Movement Unionism from the Grassroots” — Dan Berger, Professor, UW Bothell — Join via this Zoom link.

May 19 — “Organizing LGBT Women” — Debbie Carlsen, Director, LGBTQ Allyship; and Ching-in Chen, Professor, UW Bothell — Join via this Zoom link.

May 26 — “Strategies for Supporting Immigrant and Survival Sex Workers” — Emi Koyama, Coalition for Rights and Safety, and Kari Lerum — Join via this Zoom link.

June 2 — “Undermining Academic Labor” (tentative) — Dan Jacoby, Professor, UW Bothell — Join via this Zoom link.

(RE)DEFINING AMERICAN LABOR — WEDNESDAYS from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through June 3. Hosted by the UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project.

April 15 — “The Crisis at Boeing in Context” — Leon Grunberg and Sarah Moore, University of Puget Sound; and union activist Stan Sorscher — Register here.

April 22 — “Beaten Down, Worked Up: Organized Labor in 2020” — Steven Greenhouse, former labor reporter for the New York Times — Register here.

April 29 — “Rebooting Big Tech”  — Professor Rob Larson, Economics, Tacoma Community College — Register here.

May 6 — “Labor Wars of the Pacific Northwest” — David Jepsen, Educator, Historian, Author, Film Maker — Register here.

May 13 — “How to Organize to Win: Nonviolent Direct Action in Historical Perspective” — Professor Michael Honey, UW Tacoma — Register here.

May 20 — “The Evisceration of Civil Rights in the American Workplace” — Professor Michael McCann, UW Political Science — Register here.

If you missed a session, view archived presentations here.

Questions? Contact the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at or 206-543-7946 (voicemail only).

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