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In Conversation: Barry Eidlin and Micah Uetricht
October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The CDSA Labor Working Group is excited to host a conversation with sociologist Barry Eidlin, and Managing Editor of Jacobin Magazine, Micah Uetricht. They will be discussing Barry’s new book, Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada, which explores why unions are weaker in the U.S. than in Canada, despite the two countries’ socio-economic similarities.
ABOUT BARRY: Barry Eidlin is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University, a longtime member of Solidarity, and a new member of DSA. He is a comparative historical sociologist interested in the study of class, politics, social movements, and social change. His research has been published in the American Sociological Review, Politics & Society, Sociology Compass, and Labor History, among other venues. He also comments regularly in various media outlets on labor politics and policy. Prior to embarking on his academic career, he spent several years as an organizer with Teamsters for a Democratic Union.
MICAH UETRICHT: Micah Uetricht is the managing editor of Jacobin. He is the author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity.