2000-01: Labor in a Global Economy

This theme examined the historical, sociological and legal causes and consequences of a shrinking sphere for workers and how the impacts of globalization are filtered through the world of work.

Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics

William Gould 
William B. Gould IV is the Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. He served as chairman of the National Labor Relations Board from 1994 to 1998. Gould has arbitrated and mediated more than 200 labor disputes since 1965, including the Major League Baseball salary dispute in 1992 and 1993. He is author of more than 50 law journal articles and a number of books.

Dana Frank
Dana Frank is a professor of history at the University of California-Santa Cruz. She is the author of several books, including Buy American: The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism and Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor’s Last Century, coauthored with Howard Zinn and Robin D. G. Kelley.


Distinguished Speaker

Nelson Lichtenstein, Professor of History, University of California Santa Barbara, “The Lost World of Workplace Justice”


Labor in a Global Economy conference

Project Grants

  • The Life of a Strawberry—Project sponsored by Professor Lynn Stephen, Anthropology, UO.
  • Immigrant Participation in the Oregon Workforce—Study sponsored by the Oregon AFL-CIO.
  • Workers, Consumers, and the Global Economy—Research and course sponsored by Michael Dreiling, Assistant Professor, Sociology, UO.
  • Boss of the Waterfront: Wayne Morse and Labor Arbitration—Exhibit sponsored by Special Collections, Knight Library, UO.
  • Race and Transnational Labor in U.S. Western History—Symposium sponsored by the UO History Department.
  • High School and Middle School Workshops—Wayne Morse Historical Park Board members and Springfield high school teacher James Mattiace worked together to design and host a series of five full-day workshops for Eugene and Springfield high school and middle school classes.