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Standing with Immigrant Workers: Labor's Strategies of Resistance in the Age of Trump

220 Eggers Hall, The Strasser Legacy Room

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Shannon Gleeson, Associate Professor Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations. 

Examining the  Labor movement’s response to the volatile immigration policy landscape in the United States.  Specifically,  three key questions: 1) How have US labor unions varied in their approach to championing – or limiting -- immigrant rights?, 2) What narrative frames have each of these labor constituencies used to advance and justify these positions?, and 3) To what extent is the labor movement’s immigration platform engaging an explicitly intersectional lens that declares solidarity with Black, Muslim and LGBT workers?  Also considering what the Trump administration has meant for the emerging platform of immigrant rights within organized labor, less than two decades since the AFL-CIO reversed its own explicitly anti-immigrant platform.   

Sponsored by the Labor Studies Working Group Maxwell 10th Decade Project and the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC). 

If you require accommodations, please contact Deborah Toole by email or by phone at 315.443.2367 at least one week prior to the event.    


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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.