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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. One aspect of 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 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.