Race, Labor, and the Law

Panel Recordings

 

Friday, February 28, 2014

 

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome
Chris Tilly, Ph.D. | Director, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment; Professor of Urban Planning, UC Los Angeles
 
8:10 AM - 8:55 AM
Opening Keynote
Ruben J. Garcia, J.D., LL.M. | Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 
  • "The Relationship Between Racism and Anti-Union Animus"
   
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Transformation of the Labor Movement
  Héctor Cordero-Guzmán, Ph.D. | Professor of Sociology and Urban Education, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University New York
 
  • "Worker Center, Worker Center Networks, and the Promise of Protections for Low Wage Workers under the FLSA"
  Victor Narro, J.D. | Project Director, Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Los Angeles
 
  • "New Directions in Labor: Charting the Course for Union/Worker Center Partnerships"
  Saru Jayaraman, M.P.P., J.D. | Director, Food Labor Research Center, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Founder & Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Center United
 
  • "Racial Segregation in the Restaurant Industry: Challenges & Opportunities"
  Moderated by: Jasleen Kohli, J.D. | Director, Critical Race Studies Program, UCLA School of Law, UC Los Angeles
   
10:35 AM - 12:05 PM
Concurrent Panels
   
Panel A:
The Politics of Prison and Labor: How Incarceration Affects Reentry, Employment Opportunities, and the Labor Movement as a Whole
Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of History, UC Los Angeles; Director, UCLA Department of History's Public History Initiative
 
  • "Caged Birds: The Rebirth of Mexican Incarceration in the Borderlands"
Marta Lopez Garza, Ph.D. | Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Chicana/o Studies, California State University, Northridge
 
  • "When Will the Punishment End?"
Heather Ann Thompson, Ph.D | Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Temple University
 
  • "Making Mass Incarceration Matter to the American Labor Movement"
  Moderated by: Sarah Haley, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, UC Los Angeles
   
Panel B: Bringing Workers Into Focus: Worker Cooperatives, Black-Latino Relations in the Workplace, and Racial Alliance Building in the Labor Movement
Jassmin Poyaoan | J.D. Candidate, UCLA School of Law, UC Los Angeles
 
  • "Immigrant-Owned Worker Cooperatives and The Los Angeles Labor Movement"
Vanesa Ribas, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC San Diego
 
  • "The Value of Being Negro, the Cost of being Hispano: 'Disposability' and Challenges for Cross-Racial Solidarity in the Workplace"
  Alexandra Suh, Ph.D. | Executive Director, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)
 
  • "Building Worker Power in the Racialized Workplace"
  Moderated by: Victor Narro, J.D. | Project Director, Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Los Angeles
   
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM Lunch
 
1:05 PM - 2:35 PM Concurrent Panels
   
Panel A:
Intimate Labor
  Mireille Miller Young, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara
 
  • "Illicit Eroticism: The Politics of Intimate Labor in Black Women's Porn Work"
  Grace Chang, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara
 
  • "Trades in the Flesh: De-linking Intimate Labor and Violence in Dominant Trafficking Narratives"
  Elena Shih | Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, UC Los Angeles
 
  • "Rehabilitating Intimate Labor: Transnational Racial Formations of 'Good Work' in Human Trafficking Rescue"
  Moderated by: Tia Koonse, M.A., J.D. | Legal & Policy Research Manager, Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Los Angeles
   
Panel B: Labor Law Through a Critical Race Theory Lens
  Maureen Carroll, J.D. | Greenberg Law Review Fellow, UCLA School of Law, UC Los Angeles
 
  • "Privilege and Invisibility in Labor Practice"
  Nayla Wren | J.D. Candidate, UCLA School of Law, UC Los Angeles
 
  • "Hate Speech or Racial Solidarity Talk: What Kind of Speech is Penalized Under the NLRA's Sewell Doctrine?"
  Sanjukta Paul, M.A., J.D. | Attorney & Clinical Teaching Fellow, UCLA School of Law, UC Los Angeles
 
  • "Normative Obstacles to Empowerment Lawyering in the Workers Rights Context"
Moderated by: Jasleen Kohli, J.D. | Director, Critical Race Studies Program, UCLA School of Law, UC Los Angeles
   
2:40 PM - 4:40 PM Concurrent Panels
   
Panel A:
Intersectional Analysis of Women in Low Wage Labor, Organizing, and Combating Workplace Discrimination
  Sarah Haley, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, UC Los Angeles
 
  • "Affective Organizing: Black Women and the Labor of Hospitality in Detroit"
  Eileen Boris, Ph.D. | Hull Professor and Chair, Department of Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara
 
  • "(In)Visibility and the Color of Home Care: Law, Recognition, Justice"
  D. Wendy Greene, J.D., LL.M. | Professor of Law, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
 
  • "Combating Workplace Discrimination against Women of Color: What's Hair and Hijabs Got to do With It?"
  Ellen Reese, Ph.D. | Professor of Sociology and Chair of Labor Studies, UC Riverside
 
  • "Intersecting Inequalities Among Latina/o Warehouse Workers in Inland Southern California: Challenges and Prospects for Justice"
  Moderated by: Pamela A. Izvănariu, J.D., LL.M. | Director of Research & Development, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Los Angeles
   
Panel B: Safe Jobs, Healthy Jobs, Good Jobs
  Anne E. Fehrenbacher MPH | Ph.D Candidate in Community Health Sciences, UC Los Angeles
 
  • "Job Insecurity and Quality of Life: Testing a Causal Model of Job Stress Proliferation"
  Kevin Riley, MPH, Ph.D | Director of Research and Evaluation, UCLA Labor Occupational Safety & Health (LOSH), Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Los Angeles
 
  • "Worker Engagement in the Health and Safety Regulatory Arena under Changing Models of Worker Representation"
  Yvonne Garcia, J.D | Legal Organizer, CLEAN Car Wash Campaign, Staff Attorney, Wage Justice Center
 
  • "The CLEAN Car Wash Campaign: Integrating Policy, Law and Organizing in Order to Create Good and Safe Jobs for Car Wash Workers"
  Moderated by: Tia Koonse, M.A., J.D. | Legal & Policy Research Manager, Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Los Angeles
   
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Wine and Cheese Reception
   
 
Saturday, March 1, 2014

 

9:20 AM - 9:25 AM
Welcome
Pamela A. Izvănariu, J.D., LL.M. | Director of Research & Development, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Los Angeles
   
9:25 AM - 11:15 AM
Labor and Employment Issues Facing Indigenous Peoples in the U.S.
  Matthew L.M. Fletcher, J.D. | Professor of Law & Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University
 
  • "On Treaties and Internal Tribal Sovereignty"
  James Kawahara, J.D. | Adjunct Professor in Practice, UCLA School of Law, UC Los Angeles; Attorney, Kawahara Law P.C.
 
  • "Judicial Application of Federal Labor and Employment Laws to Indian Tribes When Congress is Silent: What Fills the Vacuum?"
  Lynn Stephen, Ph.D. | Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, University of Oregon
 
  • "Indigenous Mexican Workers in the U.S.: Labor Conditions, Health, and Identity"
  David Kamper, Ph.D. | Associate Professor and Chair of American Indian Studies, San Diego State University
 
  • "The Work around Tribal Sovereignty: Negotiating Notions of Labor, Jobs, & Class in Tribal Governmental Gaming and Economic Development"
  Moderated by: Pamela A. Izvănariu, J.D., LL.M. | Director of Research & Development, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Los Angeles
   
11:20 AM - 1:10 PM
Race, Labor, and Immigration
  Hiroshi Motomura, J.D. | Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, UC Los Angeles
 
  • "Race, Labor, and the Making of Immigration Outside the Law"
  Sameer Ashar, J.D. | Clinical Professor of Law, Irvine School of Law, UC Irvine
 
  • "Immigration Enforcement, Race, and Resistance"
  Shannon Gleeson, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies, UC Santa Cruz
 
  • "Precarious Labor, Tenuous Rights: Lay v. Legal Conceptions of Justice at the Workplace"
  David Cook-Martin, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Sociology, Grinnell College
 
  • "A House Divided: Labor and its Contrasting Roles in Shaping Ethnically Selective Immigration Law in the Americas"
  Moderated by: Héctor Cordero-Guzmán, Ph.D. | Professor of Sociology and Urban Education, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University New York
   
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM Lunch
   
2:10 PM - 4:00 PM Worker Voice, Labor Speech
  Leticia M. Saucedo, J.D. | Professor of Law, UC Davis
 
  • "Everybody in the Tent: Lessons from the Grassroots About Labor Organizing, Immigrants, and Temporary Worker Policies"
  Camille Gear Rich, J.D. | Associate Professor of Law, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California
 
  • "Post-Racial Hydraulics: The Role of the Fair Labor Standards Act in the Repackaging of Race and Gender Discrimination Claims"
  Nicholas Espiritu, J.D. | Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
 
  • "The Politics of Day Labor: Work Speech and the First Amendment"
  Catherine Fisk, J.D. | Chancellor's Professor of Law, Irvine School of Law, UC Irvine
 
  • "Worker Voice and Labor Speech After Harris v. Quinn and Citizens United: Why Unions Should Have the Same Free Speech Rights as Corporations and Why the Supreme Court Thinks They Do Not"
  Moderated by: Chris Tilly, Ph.D. | Director, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment; Professor of Urban Planning, UC Los Angeles
   
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Closing Keynote
  Ian F. Haney-López, J.D., M.P.A. | John H. Boalt Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
 
  • "Race, Politics, and Economic Inequality"