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Two UAW leaders will discuss workers' rights in a global economy at WSU's North American Labor History Conference

October 16, 2013

Two UAW leaders will help explain the importance and impact of global solidarity during the 35th Annual North American Labor History Conference (NALHC) Oct. 24-26 at Wayne State University's McGregor Memorial Conference Center. UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and Moe Fitzsimmons, director of the UAW Global Organizing Institute, will discuss immigration and solidarity with Mexican workers during the three-day conference featuring addresses, book talks, panels, roundtables, and other events related to a variety of topics under the theme of "Geographies of Labor." Francis Shor, Wayne State University professor of history and NALHC organizer, says this year's conference explores transformations in technology and economic, social, political and cultural practices over the last several centuries. "These transformations have created new spatial regimes within and across geographic boundaries. Whether negotiating the changes around them or taking advantage of new possibilities to shape alternatives, workers have been central to remapping this emergent environment."