Lynn Duggan: What is suppressing Hoosier women's pay?


Recently, the Kokomo Tribune published an article based on the American Association of University Women report, “The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap,” which shows Indiana continues to have one of the largest gender pay gaps in the country, a gap of 26 percent, a gender earnings ratio of 74 percent.  

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Working-Class Studies Association’s annual conference


 An Indiana University professor of Labor Studies led the effort to bring the Working-Class Studies Association’s annual conference to Bloomington May 31-June 3.

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Raise the Minimum Wage



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Congratulations to the 2015 Graduates!


The Department of Labor Studies is proud of your accomplishment.

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Thank You Mark and Thandabantu For All of Your Years of Service!


Department of Labor Studies thanks our retiring faculty members.

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Dr. Irene Queiro-Tajalli joins CSWE research delegation to Cuba


Dr. Irene Queiro-Tajalli, Professor and Interim Executive Director of Labor Studies, IU School of Social Work, was a member of a research delegation of social work faculty from several US universities that recently traveled to Cuba.

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IUPUI Labor Studies student receives a Masarachia Scholarship


Melissa O'Rourke, a student in the Indiana University School of Social Work's Labor Studies Program, has received a Masarachia Scholarship. Masarachia Scholars are eligible for in-state tuition for full-time study plus mandatory fees. The award is renewable for up to four years for scholars who meet program requirements.

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Mike Compton IU South Bend Labor Studies graduate is featured in the South Bend Tribune


Mike Compton, who entered the electrical workers apprenticeship program 35 years ago, has earned an associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College, a bachelor's degree from Indiana University South Bend and an Executive MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

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37th Annual Community Labor Awards Reception


Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO since September 2009, was the keynote speaker at the 37 Annual Community Labor Awards Reception hosted by the Northwest Indiana Federation of Labor held on January 31, 2012.

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Professor Lynn Duggan co-edited The Women, Gender and Development Reader, (2nd ed.) published in summer 2011


Professor Lynn Duggan, together with Nalini Visvanathan, Nan Wiegersma, and Laurie Nisonoff, co-edited The Women, Gender and Development Reader,(2nd ed.) published in summer 2011 by Zed Press.

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Chinese delegation meets with Labor Studies Faculty


A delegation from the People's Republic of China interested in learning about labor rights has met with Dr. Marquita Walker and Dr. Charles Davis of the Labor Studies Program during a national tour of the United States

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