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Conference 2013

 

 

Conference Papers and Presentations Awards About the Conference
Conference Schedule Concurrent Sessions  Arts at UALE
Conference Documents for download 

 

 Conference Program Book: The complete Conference Program Book is still available for download.

 

Papers and Presentations

UALE is happy to share papers and presentations made at our conferences for the benefit of labor educators everywhere. See separate page "Papers and Presentations" for downloads. More will be added as it becomes available.

If you presented a paper, a workshop design, a PowerPoint or other presentation, and are willing to share it, please send it in to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Unless otherwise noted on the document itself or elsewhere, documents downloaded from this site may be copied, modified as needed, and used for purposes of labor education, as long as the authors are credited. These documents, or products derived from them, may not be sold or used for commercial purposes.

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Awards

The Executive Board of the UALE has established five awards for outstanding contributions and achievement in the field of labor education. These awards were presented at the closing luncheon of the 2013 UALE Conference in Toronto.


The winners this year were:

Outstanding contribution to the field: The Labor Education Program of the School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois for its work with the Chicago Teachers Union. Director Robert Bruno and Steve Ashby were singled out for special recognition.

Best book: Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism  by Immanuel Ness

Lifetime Achievement Award: D'Arcy Martin

New Generation Award: Stephen Lockie (IBEW Local 570/NLC) for his paper on Organizing the Electrical Construction Industry of the 21st Century

Best article in LSJ:  Leah L. Carmichael and Andrew Herod for their article: “Dockers and Seafarers: What the Politics of Spatial Embeddedness and Geographical Scale Have Meant for Union Organizing in the European Maritime Trades.”

See article on Home Page "UALE Honors New and Lifelong Contributors to Labor Education" for more details.

To see past winners of UALE awards, click here: Past Awardees


Below are the criteria for each of the award categories

1. Outstanding contribution to the field of Labor Education in 2012.
This award recognizes an outstanding example of the connection between labor education and activism: a new curriculum, a documentary or social media project, a living history/labor theater initiative, an outstanding campaign on an issue, or an exemplary effort to use labor education to strengthen the labor movement.   The contribution can involve a formal institution of labor education—university, union, or community-based; it can represent an independent effort outside an institutional labor education program; it can be an ongoing program, multi-year effort, or one that has ended. Some aspect of the program must have occurred within the calendar year 2012.   Nominees may be an individual, a group, a program, or a project.

2. Best Published Book 2011-2012 related to Labor Education.
This award is for a book that has been especially valuable in labor education.  It should be a book that represents responsible scholarship, new ideas, creative thinking, an intellectual contribution to the labor movement, the broader workers’ movement, labor economics or politics, culture, or any other topic related to work or labor.  It should be a book that can be or is used in an educational setting.

3. Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of labor education over the course of his or her lifetime.

4. New Generation Award (best student paper presentation).
This award will be given for the best paper presentation at the 2013 UALE conference by a new or aspiring student, labor educator or researcher. A selection committee appointed by the Board chooses the four best submissions,  schedules them together for a panel session at the conference, billed as the New Generation panel.  The selection committee will attend that session and choose the winner of the award based on the quality of the submitted paper as well as the presentation of the ideas on the panel.

5. Best article in Labor Studies Journal.
The recipient of this award will be determined by the LSJ editorial board.

About the Conference

Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world.

– Tommy Douglas, founder of Canada’s New Democratic Party and father of Canadian Medicare.

In a world which sometimes divides us, the world of work affects us all. It is a world in which working people face trying economic times, inequitable labor policies, and systemic attacks on workers and their human rights. Dedicated to progress, growth, and hope for the labor movement, the United Association for Labor Education (UALE) invites labor educators and those who value labor education to look beyond the boundaries we may perceive and come together in Toronto, Ontario Canada for a conference that values workers and worker education.

For further information about the conference, contact Tony Michael at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Pre-Conference Activities: On the Street at UALE 2013

This year’s conference included three opportunities to explore Toronto on foot, as an integral part of the program. Information on walk details, and the Walking Tour Design Team and Tour Leaders,  can be downloaded here: On the Street at UALE 2013 rev 3-27

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Conference Schedule

Agenda Overview

Date/Time

Agenda Item

Tuesday, April 16

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Registration and table set-up, outside the Mandarin Ballroom, lower Mezzaniine level

 Wednesday, April 17

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast buffet, Upper Mezzanine floor, included free for those staying in the hotel

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Registration continues, outside the Mandarin Ballroom, lower Mezzaniine level

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

UALE Executive Board Meeting inside the Mandarin Ballroom

9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

On the Street I: “Old Town” Labour Tour with lunch pitside the hotel. Note: This tour is already at capacity of 35 people for the lunch. Others are welcome to join for the walk for free, but will need to arrange their own lunch elsewhere. Meet in hotel lobby.

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Registration continues, outside the Mandarin Ballroom

Lunch buffet, upper Mezzanine level, included free for those staying in the hotel

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

PLENARY SESSION– “Speed Dating Across Boundaries”#1 and #2
Elise Bryant and Cindy Blackstock, Steven Barrett and Jon Hiatt
Mandarin Ballroom

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Break (served outside Mandarin Ballroom)

3:45 - 5:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION resumes – “Speed Dating Across Boundaries” #3 and #4
Susan Winning and Johanne Deschamps, Ana Avendaño and Salimah Valiani
Mandarin Ballroom

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

On the Street II: “the Ward” from the Metropolitan Hotel to the Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street (no limit to number of participants) Meet in hotel lobby.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Reception and dinner at the Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Music and Arts Presentation at the Steelworkers Hall, with Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts. See "Arts at UALE" page for details

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Informal networking at the Steelworkers Hall and in the neighbourhood

 Thursday, April 18

7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Solidarity room open Vancouver (2nd floor)

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Hot breakfast served in foyer of the Mandarin Ballroom, lower Mezzaniine level, for all conference participants. Eat inside the Ballroom

7:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Conference registration continues, outside the Mandarin Ballroom

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

7 concurrent sessions (two inside the Mandarin Ballroom, others in rooms on the 25th and 26th floors)  To see details, click here.

9:45 - 10:00 AM

Break (served outside Mandarin Ballroom)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION– “Town Hall Meeting on Labor/Labour Education”
Facilitators: Deborah Rosenstein and Darryl! Moch
Concluded with spoken word performance "SWELL" by Darryl! L.C. Moch
Mandarin Ballroom

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch buffet served in foyer of the Mandarin Ballroom for all conference participants. Eat on the right side of the Ballroom

Directors Lunch served in the same place. Eat on the left side of the ballroom

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Learn the UALE website. How to make optimal use of the website, including posting notices, using discussion forums, etc. San Francisco, 26th floor

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Book Proposal focus group Shanghai (25th floor)

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Informal Networking, time for art installations in Solidarity Room, 26th floor

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

7 concurrent sessions (two in the Mandarin Ballroom, others in rooms on the 25th and 26th floors) To see details, click here.

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Break (served in Mandarin Ballroom and on 26th floor)

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

7 concurrent sessions (two in the Mandarin Ballroom, others in rooms on the 25th and 26th floors) To see details, click here.

6:00 PM

Caucus or Working Group meetings:

Popular Education Working Group

Co-Chairs: Tess Ewing, Steve Schnapp, Don Taylor

San Francisco (26th floor)

 

OnLine Learning Working Group

Co-Chairs: Debra Kidney, Joseph Varga

Seattle (26th floor)

 

People of Color Caucus

Denver (26th floor)

Dinner independently

8:30 PM

Film: " Under the Red Star" with Canadian International Film Festival (CLIFF)Mandarin Ballroom. See "Arts at UALE" page for details

Friday, April 19

7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Solidarity room open Vancouver (2nd floor)

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Women's Caucus breakfast served in foyer of the Mandarin Ballroom, lower level. Eat on the left side of the ballroom.

Breakfast for all othr conference participants served in same place. Eat on the right side of the ballroom.

7:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Conference registration continues, outside the Mandarin Ballroom

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

7 concurrent sessions (two in the Mandarin Ballroom, others in rooms on the 25th and 26th floors) To see details, click here.

9:45 - 10:00 AM

Break (served outside Mandarin Ballroom)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION "Challenging Global Austerity",
Facilitators: Elaine Bernard and Kent Wong.
Panelists: Kjeld Jacobsen, Martine Desjardins, and William Spriggs
Mandarin Ballroom

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch buffet served in foyer of the Mandarin Ballroom, lower level, for all conference participants. Eat on the right side of the Ballroom

Caucus and Working Group Discussions: lunch served in the same place. All except Worker-Writer WG eat on the left side of the ballroom

Immigration/Globalization Working Group

Co-Chairs: Judy Ancel and Helen Moss

 

K-14 Labor Education

Co-Chairs: Anneta Argyres and Helena Worthen


Central Labor Council Working Group

Co-Chairs: David Reynolds and Monica Bielski Boris

 

Worker-Writer Working Group Shanghai (25th floor)

Co-Chairs: Karen Ford and Tim Sheard

Informal Networking, time for art installations in Solidarity Room, 26th floor

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

7 concurrent sessions (two in the Mandarin Ballroom, others in rooms on the 25th and 26th floors) To see details, click here.

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

UALE Membership Meeting (no elections this year)

5:30 PM

On the Street III: “Spadina Labour History" and dinner at a Chinese restaurant (capacity to be determined).

Other dinners independently

LSJ Editorial Board MeetingDenver (26th floor)

8:30 PM

Films, including "We Are Wisconsin" Mandarin Ballroom. See "Arts at UALE" page for details

Saturday April 20

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Solidarity room open Vancouver (2nd floor) Note early closing time.

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Hot breakfast served in foyer of/eat inside the Mandarin Ballroom, for all conference participants.

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

7 concurrent sessions (two in the Mandarin Ballroom, others in rooms on the 25th and 26th floors) To see details, click here.

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Break (served in Mandarin Ballroom and on 26th floor)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

8 concurrent sessions (two in the Mandarin Ballroom, others in rooms on the 2nd, 25th and 26th floors) To see details, click here.

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Awards Luncheon – Lunch buffet served in foyer of/eat inside the Mandarin Ballroom, for all conference participants.

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

UALE Executive Board Meeting, Seattle Room (26th floor)

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Concurrent Sessions

Details on the workshops, paper presentations, roundtables and so forth listed as "Concurrent Sessions" in the Agenda Overview above can be downloaded here. Concurrent sessions 4-11 draft

 

Arts at UALE

This year, our conference was enlivened by some great art. We were proud to be able to highlight the work of a number of fine labo(u)r and progressive artists. The conference will include 5 live performances and the five visual arts exhibits, as well as films and digital storytelling. Details are on a separate page "Arts at UALE"  

 

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Conference Documents for Download

On the Street at UALE 2013 rev 3-27

Conference Program Book

Concurrent sessions 4-11 draft

See also Papers and Presentations page for papers and presentations given at conference, report from Town Meeting plaenary session and other conference products

See "Membership Minutes" under the "About Us" tab for minutes of the UALE Membership Meeting on Friday, April 19.

 

 

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