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Standing Room Only: A Discussion of Labor and Civil Rights

“Labor and Civil Rights” was the theme of a discussion on November 4, 2015, with the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and founder of the Moral Mondays movement, and Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. The discussion was part of Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences Fall 2015 Themester programming. Now in it’s seventh year, …

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Interchange – The Wages of Labor: Bloomington’s Industrial Past


This week on Interchange, host Trish Kerle speaks with Carrol Krause, author of Showers Brothers Furniture Co: The Shared Fortunes of a Family, a City, and a University and Joe Varga, Assistant Professor of Labor Studies at Indiana University and a labor and social justice activist. Since the 1870s, Bloomington has been shaped by the ebb and flow of industrialization …

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Local GE Appliance Plant Working With Union To Eliminate 160 Production Jobs

Local management and labor at the Bloomington GE Appliance plant are currently working out how the elimination of 160 production jobs will be handled. On September 9, management announced that approximately 35 percent of the job shedding will be through early retirement provisions and the rest, around 100, will be laid off. Since then, workers at the plant held rallies …

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