2009 Events

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November 2009

Steve Early

November 18: "Whatever Happened to Labor Law Reform?"

Presented by Steve Early, journalist and lawyer
Co-sponsored with the Communications Studies Department

 

 

 

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November 12: "Why is There No Labor Party in the United States?"

Presented by Robin Archer, London School of Economics 
Co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology

 

 

 

Steve McKay

November 4: "Teacher, Sailor, Call Center Operator: Race and the Making of Filipino Labor Niches in Emerging Global Markets"

Presented by Steve McKay, UC Santa Cruz 
Co-sponsored with the Departments of Sociology, Asian American Studies and the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty.

 

 

October 2009

Phyllis Cheng

October 26: Annual Ben Aaron Labor Law Lecture - “Department of Fair Employment and Housing: The canary in a mineshaft for employment law”

Presented by Phyllis Cheng, Director, California Department of Fair Employment & Housing

Co-sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Asian-American Studies Center, Center for the Study of Women, Department of Asian-American Studies, Department of Women’s Studies, UCLA Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty. Media Link

 

  October 23: "Labor Markets and Workplace Dynamics in New Destinations of Mexican Immigration" (all-day workshop)

 

 

 

Daniel J.B. Mitchell

October 19: "Division of Labor: California's Renewed Budget Crisis Splits the Union Movement"

Presented by Daniel J.B. Mitchell, UCLA 
Co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology’s Work, Labor, and Social Movements Working Group (WLSM) and the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty 

 

 

 

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October 8-10: "Work and Inequality in Global Economy: China, Mexico and US"

Sponsored by: Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCLA, Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, City University of New York, Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA, Center for International Business Education and Research, UCLA, Center for Mexican Studies, UCLA, Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, UCLA

 

 

June 2009

Annette Bernhardt June 1: "Unregulated Work: Research and Public Policy for an Emerging Trend in the U.S. Labor Market"

Presented by Annette Bernhardt, National Employment Law Project
Co-sponsored with the Department of Urban Planning, the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, and the Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

 

 

 

 

May 2009

Patricia Fernandez-Kelly

May 20: "Gender Roles and Economic Change in the United States and Mexico 1900-2000."

Presented by Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Princeton.
Co-sponsored with the Departments of Anthropology and Sociology, the Center for International Business Education and Research, the Center for the Study of Women and the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies. Media Link

 

 

 

Richard Freeman Edward Leamer May 11: Forum on "Globalization and Living Standards in the Advanced Economies."

Presented by: Richard Freeman, Harvard and London School of Economics and Edward Leamer, UCLA Anderson. 
Co-sponsored with the UCLA Center for Social Theory and Comparative History.

 

 

 

Peter Evans May 7: "Is It Labor's Turn to Globalize?"

Presented by Peter Evans, UC Berkeley. 
Co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science and Sociology. Media Link

 

 

April 2009

Paul Thompson

April 29: "Transforming the Workplace: New Approaches to Labor Process Theory."

Presented by Paul Thompson, University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
Co-sponsored the Anderson School Human Resources and Organizational Behavior Area and the Department of Sociology. Media Link

 

 

John Ahlquist

April 13: "You Can Just Imagine What We'll Do if You Mess with Our Families: Political Strikes and Contract Negotiations."

Presented by John Ahlquist, IRLE Postdoctoral Fellow. 
Co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science. Media Link

 

 

March 2009

March 11: "Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century."

Presented by Randy Shaw, Director of San Francisco's Tenderloin Housing Clinic and Editor of the online daily newspaper, BeyondChron.org.

 

 

 

Gary Blasi

March 5: "Workers as Parents: Unions, Low-wage Workers, and Educational Equality."

Presented by Gary Blasi and John Rogers, UCLA. 
Co-sponsored with with the Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and the Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access.

 

 

February 2009

February 26: "'Wal-Mart Loves Me:' Women, Service, and Faith at the World's Largest Corporation."

Presented by Bethany Moreton, University of Georgia. 
Co-sponsored with the Department of History and the Anderson School of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior Area.

 

 

 

February 17:"Changing Work in Media Industries: A Harbinger for Broader Changes in Work?"

Presented by Susan Christopherson, Cornell University. 
Co-sponsored with the Department of Urban Planning. Media Link

 

 

January 2009

January 22: "Globalization 'Southern style': Low-wage Labor, Race, and Migration in the Nuevo South."

Presented by Angela Stuesse, IRLE Postdoctoral Fellow. 
Co-sponsored with the Department of Anthropology and the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies.

 

 

 

January 16-17, 2009. Conference at UC Santa Barbara: "The American Right and U.S. Labor: Politics, Ideology, Imagination" at UC Santa Barbara.

Organized by Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy and co-sponsored by IRLE.

 

 

 

January 15: "Worker Voice & US Exceptionalism: Lessons from Other English-speaking Sountries."

Presented by Peter Haynes, University of Auckland. 
Co-sponsored with the Anderson School Human Resources and Organizational Behavior Area.

 

 

 

January 8: "Raw Encounters: Chinese Managers, African Workers and Social Change in Zambian Copper Belt."

Presented by Ching Kwan Lee, UCLA Sociology. 
Co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology and the Center for African Studies.

 


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