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"American Factory" Screening March 3
The Center for Global Workers' Rights in the School of Labor and Employment Relations and the Sustainability Institute will be hosting a free screening of the Oscar-Winning film, "American Factory" on March 3 at 7 p.m. in HUB 132 Flex Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
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Article published on Liu and Raghuram research
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Assistant Professor Elaine Hui Publishes First Book
Earlier this month, assistant professor Elaine Hui published her first book, “Hegemonic Transformation: The State, Laws, and Labour Relations in Post-Socialist China.”
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Assistant Professor, Michael Maffie, Weighs in on Recent Uber and Lyft Driver Strikes
In the past year, ‘gig’ economy workers around the world have engaged in strikes and other labor actions. Ridehail drivers on multiple continents organized collective work stoppages. Deliveroo riders organized for better pay and workplace protections. Instacart workers signed an online petition calling for pay protections and more control over their work. Worker organizations have formed unions or collectives in the UK, New York, Seattle, and elsewhere. Although the ‘gig’ economy was promised to a future of work without bosses and greater worker ‘flexibility,’ growing global labor unrest reveals serious problems in the ‘gig’ economy as its currently designed. What is driving these protests? What can policymakers, unions, and HR specialists do to improve labor conditions in the ‘gig’ economy?
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Associate Professor Elaine Farndale Publishes Book on Strategy, Human Resource Management, and Performance
Associate Professor of Human Resource Management Elaine Farndale, along with Jaap Paauwe, Professor of Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University, published the book, "Strategy, HRM, and Performance" earlier this year. The book was published by Oxford University Press in January 2018.
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Center for International Human Resource Studies Webinar Series Continues Oct. 15
As part of their ongoing IHRM webinar series, the SFU Centre for Global Workforce Strategy, Penn State Center for International Human Resource Studies and ESCP Business School will be hosting their third webinar, "The invisible dimensions of human resource management: informal networks, institutions, and practices in international contexts." The event will take place on Thursday, October 15 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
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CGWR and WRC Collaborate on New Research Brief Focused on Garment Workers
Unpaid Billions: Trade Data Show Apparel Order Volume and Prices Plummeted through June, Driven by Brands’ Refusal to Pay for Goods They Asked Suppliers to Make
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CGWR Releases New Research Report
The Center for Global Workers Rights (CGWR) has published a new research report. This research report is the latest in a series of reports by the center on retailer and brand purchasing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and their impacts on workers and supplier factories.
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Research contributes to policy changes to support workers amid COVID-19 pandemic
Mark Anner, associate professor of labor and employment relations at Penn State, has published the results of a recent study that found that during the COVID-19 pandemic, some global retailers are refusing to pay millions of factory workers, most of whom are women in developing countries, for work they have already completed.
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Grant Research takes LER Professor to Guatemalan Banana Plantations
Mark Anner, associate professor of labor and employment relations and director of the Center for Global Workers’ Rights, traveled to Guatemala in February for research as part of his work associated with a series of ongoing grants.
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