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December 5, 2006. Special reception to commemorate IIR's 60th anniversary with faculty, past directors, elected officials, and friends.
November 30, 2006. "The Surprising Saga of Wal-Mart in Mexico: Market Dominance without Low Wages." Chris Tilly, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
November 9, 2006. "Reflections on the Immigrant Rights Movement." Angelica Salas, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights for Los Angeles and Pablo Alvarado, National Day Laborer Organizing Network. Co-sponsored by the Migration Study Group.
October 26, 2006. "Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace." Nancy MacLean, Northwestern University. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women, the U.S. History Colloquium and the Gender and Public Sociology Working Groups.
October 25, 2006. "L.A. Union Organizing in the 21st Century" featuring speakers from the port truckers, security guards, and hotel workers' campaigns and the authors of the new book L.A. STORY." Co-sponsored by the UCLA Downtown Labor Center.
October 11, 2006. The Benjamin Aaron Lecture: "New Perspectives on Workers' Rights in the 21st Century." Jonathan Hiatt, General Counsel, AFL-CIO. Co-sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Section of the L.A. County Bar Association.
October 5, 2006. An Author Meets Critics Session on the new book "L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement." Author: Ruth Milkman; Critics: Daniel Mitchell, Katherine Stone, Maurice Zeitlin. Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology's Seminar on Theory and Research in Comparative Social Analysis and Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series.
May 23, 2006. "Legal Transnationalism: The Emergence of a Labor Rights Regime Under NAFTA."Tamara Kay, UC San Diego and Harvard University.
May 18 2006. BOOK TALK: "WORKER CENTERS: Organizing Communities at the Edge of the Dream (Economic Policy Institute & Cornell)," Janice Fine, Rutgers University. Co-sponsored by the Department of Urban Planning.
May 11 2006. "The Global Chicken: Immigration and the New American Dilemma," Kathleen C. Schwartzman, University of Arizona. Co-sponsored by the Migration Study Group.
May 2, 2006. BOOK TALK: "Fast Boat to China: Corporate Flight and the Consequences of Free Trade - Lessons From Shanghai." Andrew Ross, New York University.
April 27, 2006."A New Labor Movement for A New Century? The Incorporation of Marginalized Workers in U.S. Unions." Dorian Warren, University of Chicago. Co-Sponsored by the Bunche Center for African American Studies and the Sociology Department's Race and Ethnicity Working Group.
April 24, 2006. BOOK TALK: "The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences." Louis Uchitelle, Economics Reporter, the New York Times.
April, 11, 2006. "Back to the Future: Reviving Minority- Union Collective Bargaining Under the National Labor Relations Act." Charles Morris, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Law School.
February 2, 2006. "Chutes and Ladders: Navigating the Low-Wage Labor Market." Katherine Newman, Princeton. Co-sponsored by the California Center for Population Research, the Department of Sociology's Ross Lecture Series and the Department of Public Policy and Anthropology.
February 16, 2006. "Work-Family Policies in Financial Services Firms: Organizational Ideologies and Corporate Practices." Mary Blair-Loy, UC San Diego. Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology's Gender Working Group and Family Working Group.
February 21, 2006. "Headscarves in the Workplace: Anti-Muslim Employment Discrimination in Europe." Jytte Klausen, Brandeis University. Co-sponsored by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, the Law School Critical Race Studies Program and the Globalization and the Labor Standards (GALS) Project.
February 27, 2006. "Workers of the Sea, Unite? The Fate of Global Unionism in the Pre-World War I Years." Leon Fink, University of Illinois, Chicago. Co-sponsored by the Department of History.
January 17, 2006. "Restoring the American Dream: A Working Families' Agenda for America." Thomas A. Kochan, MIT. Co-sponsored by the Anderson Graduate School of Management.