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Noel Night 2018 at the Reuther Library

Join the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University this December 1 for Noel Night!

This year we'll open our doors from 4pm-9pm, and we hope you will visit us for festivities for all ages. We're conveniently located at 5401 Cass, right where the carriage rides begin and end.  read more »

Brown Bag Talk: Kelly Goodman on "Taxing Limits: The Political Economy of American School Finance"

(28056) Demonstrations, Strikes, Detroit Public Schools, 1998-1999

Join the Reuther Library on October 25 from 12-1 for a research discussion from Fishman Grant Recipient Kelly Goodman of Yale University.

In her forthcoming dissertation Taxing Limits: The Political Economy of American School Finance, Goodman explores both the grassroots and elite political history of funding education through local and state taxes. Goodman uses the example of 1930s and 1970s public budget crises in Michigan and California, notable for their powerful  read more »

Book Talk: The Half-Life of Deindustrialization with Sherry Lee Linkon

Join us next Wednesday, October 10th at 3pm for Sherry Lee Linkon's talk on her book, The Half-Life of Deindustrialization.

From the book's description, "Starting in the late 1970s, tens of thousands of American industrial workers lost jobs in factories and mines. Deindustrialization had dramatic effects on those workers and their communities, but  read more »

Brown Bag Presentation: Jeremy Milloy on addiction and the American workforce

(8742) Ford, Plants, Highland Park, Michigan

Join the Reuther Library this Wednesday, August 29, for a brown bag research presentation from Jeremy Milloy, PhD., who visits us from Trent University in Ontario.

Describing his work, Milloy explains, "Beginning in the 1960s, drug use by workers became a major societal concern in the United States and Canada. This discovery of a 'drug problem' among workers was a historic shift with meaningful consequences for workers, employers, unions, and the North American workplace.  read more »

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