2008 Events

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December 2008

December 4: "Workforce Development, Antipoverty Policy, and Good Jobs."

Presented by Harry Holzer, Georgetown University and the Urban Institute. 
Co-sponsored with the Department of Economics and the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty. Media Link



November 2008

November 17: "Staircases or Treadmills? Labor Market Intermediaries, Social Capital, and Economic Opportunity."

Presented by Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California. 
Co-sponsored with the Department of Urban Planning and the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty.



October 2008

October 29: "Taking on the Big Boys: Or Why Feminism is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation."

Presented by Ellen Bravo, University of Milwaukee. 
Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Women. Media Link



October 22: "Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice."

Presented by Bill Fletcher, AFGE and Black Commentator and Fernando Gapasin, Central Oregon Labor Council and University of Oregon. Co-sponsored with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and the Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies.


October 7: IRLE Open House - Welcome the new director Chris Tilly, bidding farewell to outgoing director Ruth Milkman.



October 2: Annual Ben Aaron Labor Law Lecture: "New Actors, New Strategies for Using Employment and Labor Law for Collective Action." Presented by Saru Jayaraman, J.D., Co-Director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-U).


June 2008

June 20, 2008. "Organizing Low-Wage Workers In 21st Century Los Angeles: A Dialogue With Scholars and Advocates." Featuring Dan Clawson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Janice Fine, Rutgers University; Nik Theodore, University of Illinois, Chicago.

June 2, 2008. Book Talk: “Global Unions: Challenging Trans-National Capital Through Cross-Border Campaigns.” Kate Bronfenbrenner, Cornell University.


May 2008

May 27, 2008. "Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote: Latino Migrant Civic Engagement in L.A."
Featuring Angélica Salas, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles; Erica Bernal, NALEO Educational Fund; Ricardo Ramirez, University of Southern California. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and Center for Labor Research and Education.

May 16, 2008. "From the Global to the Local: The Contributions of Daniel J.B. Mitchell to the Study of Labor and Public Policy." Featuring Chris Erickson, Michael Dukakis, Archie Kleingartner,
Arleen Liebowitz, David Lewin, and Mahmood Zaidi.


April 2008

April 29, 2008. "The Writers' Guild of America Strike: Challenges and Opportunities." Jeff Hermanson & David Young, National Writers Guild.

April 24, 2008. Book Talk: "The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker"
Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times.

April 18, 2008. "The Future of Employment Research: What Has Politics Got To Do With It?" Carola Frege, London School of Economics. Co-sponsored by the Anderson Human Resources & Organizational Behavior Department .


March 2008

March 3, 2008. "Workers as Suburbanites: Implications of Home and Community Life for Class Identity." Becky Nicolaides, UCLA Center for the Study of Women.


February 2008

February 21, 2008. “International Labor Standards and National Regulatory Agencies:  U.S. Influence, European Models, and Latin American Outcomes." Andrew Schrank, University of New Mexico.

February 13, 2008. "Beyond the Fields: The Untold Impact of César Chávez and the UFW on Today's Progressive Movements." Randy Shaw, San Francisco writer and activist. Co-sponsored with the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.

February 8, 2008. "The Big-Box Revolution Meets National Institutions: Retail Jobs around the World."
Chris Tilly, University of Massechusettes, Lowell.

February 1, 2008. "Beyond the Local: Research and Policy Lessons from Day Labor." Abel Valenzuela, UCLA Departments of Urban Planning and Chicana/o Studies.


January 2008

January 29, 2008. Documentary Film on L.A. garment workers, followed by discussion: "Made In L.A."

January 25, 2008. "The Missing Link in the Labor and Trade Debate: The Impact of Global Competition on Domestic Labor Regulation." Katherine V.W. Stone, UCLA School of Law.

January 23, 2008. "Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women". Virginia Valian, City University of New York. Co-sponsored by UCLA Faculty Diversity and Development.

January 11, 2008. "Wal-Mart: Toward a Social and Cultural History." Nelson Lichtenstein, UC Santa Barbara.

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