Labor Unions Now: A Powerful Movement or a Passing Moment? The J. Herbert Hollomon Memorial Symposium

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 7:00pm

Video links:

GO HERE for the Welcome and Remarks on the Legacy of J. Herbert Hollomon by Brad Hollomon

GO HERE for a video of the program

For a biography of J. Herbert Hollomon, please go here.


Thomas A. Kochan is the Post-Tenure George Maverick Bunker Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a faculty member in the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research. Kochan focuses on the need to update America's work and employment policies, institutions, and practices to catch up with a changing workforce and economy.

Steven Greenhouse was a reporter for The New York Times from 1983 to 2014 and covered labor and the workplace for nineteen years there. He also served as a business and economics reporter and a diplomatic and foreign correspondent. He has been honored with the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club award, a New York Press Club award, a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Reporting, and the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism. His most recent book is, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor.

Priscilla Murolo is a professor of history at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research focuses on US labor, women’s, and social history. She is the author of The Common Ground of Womanhood: Class, Gender, and Working Girls’ Clubs; co-author of From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States; contributor to various encyclopedias and anthologies and to educational projects sponsored by labor and community organizations.

Isaiah Thomas, Union Activist; Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union; Isaiah Thomas is a worker organizer on the BAmazon Union campaign and works at the Amazon Fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama. Mr. Thomas has worked at Amazon for 1 year and 6 months and has done so while studying at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he is majoring in criminal justice.
Moderator: The Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas, Chaplain to the Institute