Christopher Johnson

Student Historian

Christopher E. Johnson is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in history at University of Washington.  His research interests include environmental history, postindustrial capitalism, and the social movements of the late twentieth century.  Johnson received an M.A. in American history from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007.  He earned his B.A. in history from California State University, Sacramento in 2003.

Organized Labor in the 21st Century: The Las Vegas Hotel and Culinary Workers Union Local 226

In February 2008, the Las Vegas Hotel and Culinary Workers Union Local 226 emerged on the national political scene with their high profile endorsement of presidential candidate Barack Obama. The union itself has a much older history that goes back to the late 1940s and … Read MoreOrganized Labor in the 21st Century: The Las Vegas Hotel and Culinary Workers Union Local 226