posts from the year2015

Post-Doc at Penn State’s Center for Global Workers’ Rights

by on January 20, 2015

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Center for Global Workers’ Rights. This is a twelve-month position that begins on August 14, 2015. The Center for Global Workers’ Rights was established in the fall of 2012 with the goal of promoting scholarly research and scholar-practitioner exchanges on issues related to workers’ rights.

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Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein, “History Shows How 2 Million Workers Lost Rights,” Time

by , on January 14, 2015

Over the last year, the nation has seen a tumultuous wave of low-wage workers contesting terms of employment that perpetually leave them impoverished and economically insecure. It’s a fight in which home-care workers—one of the fastest growing labor forces—have long participated, as home attendants and aides have historically been singled out for denial of basic labor rights.

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The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies

by on January 6, 2015

January 15, 2015. Washington, DC. After three decades of declining union density in the private sector and years of all-out political assaults on public sector unions, America’s unions now face what can only be described as existential threats. The purpose of this conference is to examine new thinking and new initiatives, viewing them critically in the light of ongoing union imperatives of cultivating member activism and involvement, fostering democratic self-governance and building the collective power of working people.

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