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stuart  eimer phd, associate professor

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Stuart Eimer PhD

Associate Professor

  • PhD Sociology 2000

    University of Wisconsin--Madison (WI)

  • SOC 202 Civic Engagement and Social Activism

  • SOC 315 Poverty and Society

  • SOC 325 Unions, Labor, and Society

My research primarily focuses on organized labor in America. This work has explored the history and function of AFL-CIO central labor councils. This historical work ultimately led to research on contemporary labor councils and a co-edited book that has become the authoritative text on the subject. It also resulted in a Political Power and Social Theory article on the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), the American Labor Party, and Third Party Politics in the United States.

It also resulted in an article on the Milwaukee County Labor Council, which is one of the 50 most-cited articles in the Labor Studies Journal. My most recent work explores innovative organizing strategies being employed by the Service Employees International Unions (SEIU).

Selected Awards

  • Widener University, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, 2009

  • Widener University, Borislow Community Engaged Faculty Research Fellowship, 2014

Selected Publications

  • Eimer, S. (2006). Organized labor and third party politics in New York City: The rise and fall of the CIO-ALP. In D.E. Davis (Ed.), Political power and social theory, volume 18 (pp. 133–171). Cambridge, MA: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

  • Ness, I., & Eimer. S. (Eds.) (2001). Central labor councils and the revival of American unionism: Organizing for justice in our communities. New York, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

  • Eimer, S. (1999). From "business unionism" to "social movement unionism: The case of AFL-CIO Milwaukee county labor council. Labor Studies Journal, 24(2), 63–81.