George I.Lovell

Harry Bridges Endowed Chair in Labor Studies

Professor of Political Science
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

study and teach American political institutions, legal mobilization, labor, and constitutional law


My most recent book is called This is Not Civil Rights (Fall 2012, University of Chicago Press).  My first book is Legislative Deferrals.  I am currently working (with my colleague Michael McCann) on a new, NSF funded, book project on the legal and political activism of salmon cannery workers in the Pacific Northwest. 
You can use the links below to find additional information about my research and writings. 
Cover of
                    This is Not Civil Rights Committee for Justice Newsletter Cover cover of
                    legislative deferrals

I am honored to be serving as the Harry Bridges Endowed Chair in Labor Studies.  The Harry Bridges Chair and Center for Labor Studies were established in 1992 to honor Harry Bridges, founder and leader for 40 years of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The chair and center have thrived due to the tremendous support of the labor community, including support for the creation of remarkable the Labor Archives of Washington State.  Like many people, I am inspired by Harry Bridges' commitments to worker power, union democracy, and civil and human rights.

                    Bridges Portrait
Harry Bridges
  1934 ilwu strike
1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike 

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