“Learn Yourself” with Conor Casey, Labor Archivist for the Labor Archives of Washington,  Aug. 23, 2016   

Conor Casey and Eva Urcia

Conor Casey and Eva Urcia

Interview by Mike Dumovich:  Mike continues his special segment of We Do The Work called ‘Learn Yourself” that explores an historical labor event or individual hoping to inspire listeners to learn more about Labor history. The interview will be with Conor Casey, Labor Archivist at the Labor Archives of Washington, and Eva Urcia, great-grandniece of Carlos Bulosan. This ‘Learn Yourself’ will be about the life of Carlos Bulosan, an activist, poet, writer, and worker.

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Author, Poet, and Worker: The World of Carlos Bulosan,



or email   cmcasey@uw.edu.

Online exhibit:

Author, Poet, and Worker: The World of Carlos Bulosan Digital version of LAW exhibit on Filipino American labor activist, writer, and poet Carlos Bulosan and the labor, activist, and ethnic communities of which he was apart.

Digital Collections Portal, Which includes many digitized selections from cannery workers and Carlos and Aurelio Bulosan:

Cannery Worker Unionism

For much of its existence, the Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union Local 7 (now Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific, Region 37) has been comprised of mainly Filipino American and Asian American members and officers. Union members played significant political and social roles in the community and many were authors or editors who documented their work and immigration experiences. Because of the union’s integral part in the work and social lives of the Filipino American and Asian American community of the Pacific Coast, the organization’s records document the labor history and ethnic, industrial, and cultural history of the region. more…

Online archival finding aids relating to Bulosan:



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