Who We Are
- Founded in 1988 as a non-profit (501-C3)
- Formed by teachers, students and both active/retired trade unionists
- The only labor history organization in CT.
- A membership-based organization comprised of individuals and organizations committed to advancing the cause of Labor.
- A forum for discussing the lessons of labor history and applying them to today's labor movement.
- An educational resource and a historical archive center for records pertaining to our local labor history
What We Do
- Research and publicize the lessons of labor history for the benefit of unions and workers interested on organizing.
- Join organizing and union workers on the picket lines.
- Serve as a resource for past strike information.
- Create traveling exhibits and install them in community venues.
- Organize public events such as workshops, walking tours, book signings, film festivals, talks by labor leaders and historians, and the LHA annual meeting.
- Conduct projects such as interviewing retired workers and researching Connecticut Labor History.
- Present the August Lewis Troup Award annually to individuals for meritorious contributions to the labor movement.
Award winning Labor History Bus Tours
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Published three books
Conducted 26 inventories of local union records
Held a labor history walking tour of River Street in New Haven (script available)
Researched, produced and curated two traveling exhibits on New Haven garment worker and the Winchester Repeating Arms Factory
- Helped create and facilitate production of a labor history mural for the renovated Troup School lobby
Produced a newsletter mailed three times a year to dues paying members. Created and maintained our website, www.laborhistory.org
- Held an annual conference and meeting with speakers, panels and presentation of the Augusta Lewis Troup Awards
- Created a Family Work History Pilot Project in several New
Haven Public Schools
- Facilitated the induction of Augusta Lewis Troup into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and held an assembly at Troup Middle School about her life and work
- Wrote articles and spoke about the need for a labor history curriculum in Connecticut’s public schools
- Initiated and helped organize members & community groups to support a Labor History bill(2010) in the CT state legislature
- Helped organize a CT state department of education, social studies division, website on Teaching Labor History in the Connecticut public schools