Labor and Working Class History Association

Established: 1999. Membership: 532. Annual dues: $50; $30 students (includes subscription to Labor)

Statement of Purpose: LAWCHA is an organization of historians, labor educators, and working-class activists who seek to promote public and scholarly awareness of labor and working-class history through research, writing, and organizing. It is open to the widest possible variety of approaches to the subject of labor and working-class history. The asssociation has a demographically, regionally, and internationally diverse membership and leadership. It has developed mutually supportive relationships with existing regional, state, and local labor studies and labor history societies in the United States and other countries, as well as equally important relationships with unions and community organizations. LAWCHA promotes labor and working-class history within the history and social studies curricula in public schools as well as at community colleges, colleges, universities, and unions.

Annual Meeting: Every spring, either at independent LAWCHA conference, or at annual meeting of Organization of American Historians (OAH).

Publication: Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, quarterly journal published by Duke University Press.