Applications Welcomed: 2024 Fishman Travel Grant and Albert Shanker Fellowship

Reuther Library is now accepting applications for the 2024 Albert Shanker Fellowship for Research in Education and the 2024 Sam Fishman Travel Grant.

Albert Shanker Fellows can win up to $600 for travel to the Reuther for research using the AFT and other education-related collections. The deadline for applications from advanced graduate students and faculty are due December 23, 2023.

Sam Fishman Travel Grant awardees can win up to $1,000 for travel to the Reuther for research related to labor history. The deadline for applications is January 5, 2024.

For more information and application forms, see

[Podcast] Labor Radical Harry Bridges and the Cold War Ire of the US Government

In the second of a two-part series, Dr. Robert Cherny recounts how immigrant Harry Bridges successfully led the powerful International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) for four decades beginning in the 1930s, even as his militant unionism and association with communists placed him at odds with the American government during the Cold War and at the center of several deportation hearings.  read more »

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