Activities

  • Annual Conference highlights significant events in Wisconsin labor history.
  • Quarterly printed newsletter reports on events in labor history and activities of the Society.
  • Monthly online newsletter.
  • Essay contest for Wisconsin high school students, offering major cash awards.
  • Sponsor of special awards for labor history projects in National History Day contests for middle and high school students.
  • Zeidler Academic Awards given annually to graduate and undergraduate students for original research into Wisconsin labor and working-class history (named in honor of Frank P. Zeidler, former mayor of Milwaukee.)
  • Co-sponsorship of the Wisconsin Workers Memorial located in Zeidler Union Square Park in Milwaukee.
  • Sponsor of popular “Struggle for Justice” photo exhibit outlining farm worker organizing in the 1960s in Wisconsin.
  • Publisher of several books, curricula, videos and other materials on labor history.
  • Co-sponsor of annual Bay View Tragedy commemoration honoring workers killed in 1886 workers’ march in 8-hour work day campaign.
  • Sponsor of special grants for labor history projects under Daitsman Awards.  (See information.)