Labor Solidarity in a “Right-to-Work” State

Monday, June 30, 2014 -
10:30am to 11:30am

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Speaker: Dan'l Cook, President, Nevada State AFL/CIO
Speaker: James Kraft, Professor of History, University of Hawaii at Manoa

The rich labor history of Las Vegas will serve as the setting to understand the impact “right-to-work” laws have on the workforce. This program will provide librarians with information they can use to help their patrons and community members understand the impact of “right-to-work” laws.

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This program will feature Professor James
P. Kraft, author of Vegas at Odds: Labor
Conflict in a Leisure Economy, 1960-1985
. He will discuss the changing
fortunes of organized and unorganized labor as Las Vegas evolved from a small,
somewhat seedy desert oasis into the glitzy tourist destination that it is
today. Danny L. Thompson, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Nevada State
AFL-CIO will shed light on how right-to-work has affected union membership in Nevada.

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