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Saturday, June 29 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
History of the Labor Movement

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The new surge of labor activism is built on a proud legacy of labor history. There are lessons for today's activists in the struggles and victories of the past.

Labor and the progressive movement have a long record of cooperation to win gains that have helped all Americans, from the New Deal, to the civil rights movement, to the current struggles to give a stronger voice to low-wage and immigrant workers.

By examining and learning from some of the most positive examples of labor and progressive coalition building, we can use them as guideposts for the current strugles we face.


Paul Cole

Executive Director, American Labor Studies Center
Paul Cole is the founder and Executive Director of the American Labor Studies Center, which collects, evaluates and disseminates labor studies and labor history materals across the nation.The ALSC is housed in the Kate Mullany National Historic Site in Troy, which Paul helped create with the assistance of then-Senator Hillary Clinton and Congressman Mike McNulty.  In the 1860's, Mullany was the leader of the first women's union in the... Read More →

Alan Lubin

Alan Lubin has helped shape labor's political program in New York. He served as the Executive Vice President of the New York State United Teachers from 1993-2010. In that role he helped guide the union's political mobilization and legislative efforts. He created a unique political network of member activists in every electoral district around the state.Lubin's statewide mobiization efforts won important victories for educators, parents and... Read More →

Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Capital Room Hilton Albany