13
June 2022
Past Event
Heavy Metal: A Book Talk on the Labor Behind America's Shipbuilding Industry

Heavy Metal: A Book Talk on the Labor Behind America's Shipbuilding Industry

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
June 13, 2022
Photo Credit HarperCollins Publishers
Caption
Photo Credit HarperCollins Publishers
13
June 2022
Past Event

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Speakers:
Michael Fabey

Reporter, Jane’s and U.S. editor, Jane’s Fighting Ships

bryan_clark
Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

The American labor movement experienced a renaissance over the last two years as worker shortages and a growing economy gave employees more power. However, since then growing opportunities and pay throughout the economy have hit the U.S. military industry hard, where long hours and difficult working conditions make trades like shipbuilding less attractive compared to white-collar jobs in the knowledge sector. Regardless of economic trends, shipbuilding is essential to the U.S. national security, and its impact is best displayed at the Newport News shipyard where the Navy builds the largest warships in the world, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.

Please join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Bryan Clark for a discussion with author Michael Fabey about his new book, which explores the more than 100-year history of Newport News Shipbuilding and its workers to highlight their sacrifice and contribution to the nation’s needs in the midst of wars, the civil rights movement, and political upheaval.

Related Events
22
May 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Can the US Rein in Chronic Federal Deficit Spending?
Featured Speakers:
Douglas Holtz-Eakin
William Beach
Thomas J. Duesterberg
(Photo by Cris Faga/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
22
May 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Can the US Rein in Chronic Federal Deficit Spending?

Thomas Duesterberg explores ways to halt the destructive budget cycle with Dr. Douglas Holt-Eakin and Dr. William Beach.

(Photo by Cris Faga/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Douglas Holtz-Eakin
William Beach
Thomas J. Duesterberg
22
May 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Nikki Haley on the Dangers of National Security Weakness
Featured Speakers:
Nikki R. Haley
Peter Rough
Sarah May Stern
Nikki Haley speaks at the Palmetto Room on February 12, 2024, in Laurens, South Carolina. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
22
May 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Nikki Haley on the Dangers of National Security Weakness

Join Hudson in welcoming Ambassador Nikki R. Haley for her inaugural event as the Walter P. Stern Chair. 

Nikki Haley speaks at the Palmetto Room on February 12, 2024, in Laurens, South Carolina. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Nikki R. Haley
Peter Rough
Sarah May Stern
23
May 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
The Senate Perspective on the US-China Rivalry with Bill Hagerty
Featured Speakers:
Bill Hagerty
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Roslyn Layton
The Senate Perspective on the US-China Rivalry with Bill Hagerty
23
May 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
The Senate Perspective on the US-China Rivalry with Bill Hagerty

Hudson welcomes Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) to discuss China’s challenges to America and the US-led world order.

The Senate Perspective on the US-China Rivalry with Bill Hagerty
Featured Speakers:
Bill Hagerty
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Roslyn Layton
30
May 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Leading in the Cyber Competition with China: A Conversation with Israel Soong
Featured Speakers:
Israel Soong
Miles Yu
A drone sprays pesticides at Baiyutan Modern Agriculture Demonstration Park in Kunshan, China, on April 18, 2024. (Photo by Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
30
May 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Leading in the Cyber Competition with China: A Conversation with Israel Soong

National Security Council Director for Cyber Policy Israel Soong joins Hudson’s Miles Yu for a conversation on why technology is crucial to Beijing’s plans and how the US can maintain the lead in its cyber and technology competition with China.

A drone sprays pesticides at Baiyutan Modern Agriculture Demonstration Park in Kunshan, China, on April 18, 2024. (Photo by Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Israel Soong
Miles Yu