We have nearly made it! We currently have 383 members and need just 17 more to get to crucial threshold of 400. The end of July is a critical deadline in our efforts to sustain our Labor and Labor Movements section membership. Please take a moment to order gift section memberships for your students or colleagues.
As you know, the ASA moved the deadline for providing gift section memberships to July 31. Now is the time to purchase them and it is easy to do. Go to the ASA website at http://www.asanet.org/, and LOGIN with your ASA membership credentials. Once in the MEMBER PORTAL you should see the screen shot below. Go to theContribute/Give menu and select Purchase a Gift Section Membership. Enter the person's name and purchase the gift and the system will send them an email confirming their acceptance.
If your students have never before joined the ASA, they can join here: http://www.asanet.org/membership/renew-asa. Annual ASA dues for students are just $50 per year, and it's an essential resource especially for students on the job market. If they are previous members but didn't renew this year (and you are feeling especially generous) you can gift them an ASA membership clicking on Purchase a Gift Membership for a Student under the Contribute/Give menu.
Our membership level is important for lots of reasons, but one of them is that the ASA uses the count to determine how much money we receive from them and how many sessions we get for the annual meetings. If we can reach 400 we will get another session and it will help support the activities of the section. The LLM section is an important community for scholars working on issues related to labor and labor movements, and we appreciate your support. Best wishes and solidarity,
Associate Professor of Sociology
Bronx, NY 10458
Chair, section on Labor and Labor Movements, American Sociological Association