American Sociological Association

Labor and Labor Movements

The purpose of the Section is to provide a forum for the full range of work on labor and labor movements (including, but not limited to unions as social movements, work and family, international labor movements, immigration and work/unions, politics and unions, workers' culture, and comparative/historical work), to create networks and graduate mentoring opportunities that will stimulate interaction and increase the rigor and creativity of future work, to bring researchers and applied sociologists together for discussion and debate, to recognize and reward the best work now being done and thereby to encourage future research, and to heighten awareness among section members and the ASA more generally about the research already being conducted in the field.We also have a commitment to provide intellectual support and to maintain an active exchange of ideas and research findings with the labor movement.

Annual Report (2020)
Award Recipients 

Section Council 

Chair: Tom Juravich, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Chair-Elect: Jeffrey S. Rothstein, Grand Valley State University
Past Chair: Gay W. Seidman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Katherine Maich, Pennsylvania State University
Sarah Mason, University of California, Santa Cruz (Student Representative)
Vanesa Ribas, University of California-San Diego
Rocio Rosales, University of California-Irvine
Lu Zhang, Temple University

Get Involved


ASA needs you to serve the discipline

Join a Section

Explore ASA's community of specialists in the discipline

Join ASA

Join or renew your membership