School of Labor and Employment Relations | University of Illinois

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Labor Education Programs at LER

Hosts the 2011 conference of the

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June 22-25
University of Illinois-Chicago
UIC Student Center East
750 S. Halsted

Speakers & Program

Photos (taken by Peter Love) may be found on the Labor Education Program – University of Illinois’ Facebook page:

Link to David Moberg’s article, “Middle Class?  Working Class?  What’s the Difference” which is based on one of the panels at the WCSA conference:
Link to Lita Kurth’s article “This is What Religion Looks Like” on another conference panel in Tikkun Daily at 

Link to WCSA President Nick Coles’ report on the conference, “We’re on To Something,” on the Working-Class Perspectives blog at 

Special thanks to our conference co-sponsors:

School of Labor & Employment Relations, University of Illinois

Illinois Council 31, American Federation of State,
County & Municipal  Employees

Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives, Michigan State University

SEIU HealthCare, Illinois-Indiana

Labor Education Center, DePaul University

Center for Working-Class Studies, Youngstown State University

Local 150, International Union of Operating Engineers

Mansfield Institute for Social Justice & Transformation,
Roosevelt University

Local 881, United Food and Commercial Workers

Geography, DePaul University

Local 9, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

American Studies & History, Dominican University

Geography, Chicago State University

Labor & Working-Class Studies Project, University of Wisconsin

Teamsters Joint Council, No. 25

Working Class Studies Association

International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees
Local 476

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters

SEIU Illinois Council